Snippets: A Really Helpful Parenting Book
I am only halfway through this book (I had to return it to the library and am now awaiting my Amazon purchase!), but I wanted to link it up here for my readers.
I haven’t talked too much about my personal parenting journey (that’s something I intend to do more of this year), but suffice it to say, the last 5 years have been rough. Like, “Is something terribly wrong here?” kind of rough.
Of course, something was terribly wrong for the first year (food allergies), and recovering from that first year was rocky, but I kept waiting for things to get easier in subsequent years, and they haven’t really. I’m dealing with new challenges as developmental stages pass, but there hasn’t yet been a transition into the smooth-sailing that many parents talk about after the Horrendous Threes are over.
So I’m reading this book and it’s helping me see new possibilities as to why. Possibilities that don’t include the self-condemning voices in my head shouting, “You suck! You’re a lousy parent! You don’t know what you’re doing!”
If this title speaks to your reality even the tiniest bit, please find a way to read this book. I guarantee it will shed some light on your situation.