The Joy of Letting Go: Releasing Your Teen into Real Life in the Big World(David C. Cook, April 2017)
With readings of encouragement and inspirational quotes, this devotional helps parents prepare their hearts for their children’s independence, whether their kids are just starting kindergarten or graduating from college.
Parents let go of their children every day, even in ways they don’t realize. The 52 devotional readings within shine a light on all the times readers have loosened their grip on their children and encourages them to continue to let go in life-giving ways. Written by a parenting and education expert, The Joy of Letting Go will comfort and inspire parents in all seasons of parenting.
In this great little devotional "The Joy of Letting Go", Vicki has put together readings for 52 days or 52 weeks, which ever you prefer. She writes from real life experiences with her son and she does a great job showing the reader that just because your children are now teens, you don't give up on them. Actually, being teenagers, this is the time more than ever to instill and invest time with them. I loved her transparency about mistakes, her practical examples, parenting tips, and the "thought poke" at the end of each devotional. This devotional is small and get fit into your purse, which makes it great for on the on the go mom! You'll love the inspirational quotes too! I give this book 4/5 stars. Thank you to the publishers for providing a complimentary copy. A favorable review was not required. This would be a great Mother's Day gift!
Do you have a tween or teen at home? Maybe you know a friend who could use some encouragement. What is your favorite teen story?
Dr. Vicki Caruana is the author of 20 books and the blog Apples & Chalkdust—named after her bestselling book that has touched the lives of a million educators around the world. Caruana is one of four parenting experts on “Starting Points,” Focus on the Family’s parenting DVD series. Formerly a public school teacher and a homeschooling mom, Vicki is now an assistant professor of education at Mount Saint Mary College in New York. She lives with her station wagon loving husband, Chip, in Newburgh, New York and has two grown sons in Colorado Springs.