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Regret Free Parenting by Catherine Hickem {Review}

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Regret Free Parenting by Catherine Hickem {Review}

The core principle behind Regret Free Parenting: Raise Good Kids and Know You're Doing It Right is that of being an intentional mom.  Intentional meaning being present in your children's lives, adapting to their personalities and behaviors, and self development. You don't have to be a perfect mom - but by being intentional you will need to figure out what works best for your family and your children.  There are seven principles that Catherine Hickem has discovered to be intentional which are expanded upon within the book - understanding your purpose, knowing and affirming your child, being a vision keeper, developing emotional intelligence, maintaining your position, addressing your fears, being God-dependent.

I honestly loved this book.  I have read many parenting books, and generally there seems to be a common theme amongst them.  Also, I have found it difficult sometimes to get through parenting books.  I felt this book not only provided very insightful information on how being an intentional mom can build better relationships with your children, but also how to be a better Christian with your children.

I, for one, have found parenting to be very anxiety producing at times...especially since the arrival of our twins.  I have struggled with finding inner peace but have found Catherine's reminders throughout the book that God is really the one who we should look to for wisdom, hope and inspiration, as well as, rely on to take the burden of our struggles has brought me some peace of mind.  I love that each chapter ends with Faith Points (Bible verse with questions and actions) and the end of the book includes a Parenting Plan for you to fill out.  I highly recommend adding this book to your "must reads" list for parenting books.  I will be re-reading this book with my highlighter in hand!

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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At March 14, 2011 at 1:15 PM , Blogger Marcy said...

Sounds like a great book!

At March 16, 2011 at 8:48 AM , Blogger Michelle said...

I'm reviewing the same book! So, I'm not going to read your review so that it doesn't influence what I end up writing. I'm finding the book pretty interesting at this point. I had a hard time getting into it at the beginning, but it was definitely worth reading further. I love the principle behind it, although it is hard giving up "control" and just trusting.


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