Saturday, January 24, 2015

More Than Happy The Wisdom of Amish Parenting- Book Review

More Than Happy The Wisdom of Amish Parenting is about a woman named Serena Miller who goes on a journey to find out why Amish children and families are so happy.

She learns a lot more about the Amish culture then she had anticipated. She learns that weddings are very family orientated, are spoken in German and typically can have a three hour sermon before the actual wedding. Children are involved in the wedding process and are given great responsibility in carrying gifts, passing food out and helping the small details.

One thing that is very unique about raising a child in the Amish community is that they are never alone. From the day they are born, they are surrounded by people. If hey baby is fussy and is having a difficult time sleeping, the mother will not put the child in the crib, but rather hold the child until he or she calms down.  And our culture, we might put the child in the crib and let them just "cry it out." 

Additionally, Amish children eat everything that is put on the table in front of them. Although, it may not be their favorite meal, they do eat a portion of everything. Some tend to take more of a certain item rather than other siblings. They never complain about food. 

I could go on and on about the things I learned in regards to the Amish community. This book is absolutely fascinating and intriguing. I really enjoyed learning about the Amish family, children and their lifestyle. I think I could take many of their traditions and cultivate them into my lifestyle, for something more simpler.

Thank you Howard Publishing for allowing me to review this book. It was delightful! The opinions expressed here are my own, I was given this book for review purposes only.

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