Completely revised and expanded from four to five volumes, this new edition of the "Handbook of Parenting" appears at a time that is momentous in the history of parenting. Parenting and the family are today in a greater state of flux, question, and redefinition than perhaps ever before. We are witnessing the emergence of striking permutations on the theme of parenting: blended families, lesbian and gay parents, and teen versus fifties first-time moms and dads. One cannot but be awed on the biological front by technology that now not only renders postmenopausal women capable of childbearing, but also presents us with the possibility of designing babies. Similarly on the sociological front, single parenthood is a modern day fact of life, adult child dependency is on the rise, and parents are ever less certain of their own roles, even in the face of rising environmental and institutional demands that they take increasing responsibility for their offspring.
However, after you are alone in it, all this looks a bit stressful. Don't be disheartened! It is no longer unusual to be a single parent. Since the 1970s the concept of a family has been evolving and today you are nearly three times more likely to live under the guidance of a single parent in comparison to the past. Today the concept of a 'traditional family of 4' (husband, wife and kids) is no longer a standard. This book is tailor-made for single parents and offers them with practical guidance and tips on how they can get over their emotional turmoil and emerge as excellent parents. While using this book as a guide, you can make the most of your family by adding some fun back in. As a single parent, you would have many apprehensions and concerns which, I am sure this book will be able to cater to.
Parenting is a blessed, but challenging, vocation--even in a home with two parents. Those who find themselves parenting alone, whether from divorce or separation, the death of a spouse or the lengthy absence of a partner, have a daunting mission. How can you make time for handing on the faith when there are bills to pay, a house to clean, clothes to wash and a thousand other demands on your time? "When You Are a Single Parent tackles this important question with practical advice for doing it all without forgetting why you are doing it. Jeanne Hunt offers specific ideas to help you create a support network, set limits and priorities, plan household tasks and celebrate family moments. Use her insights to transform your home from a battlefield where the war for your time is fought to a spiritual sanctuary. Rather than another set of obligations to fulfill, your faith can be a powerful ally in creating a happier, healthier home.
Challenging times require inspiration, encouragement and confidence to produce positive results. Parents today need this reassurance more than ever!
If children are to compete in a global world, we must first teach parents winning strategies and skills that work ! Successful parenting is a journey that begins in pre-school and continues throughout the child's school experiences.
Parenting is very much like team sports. It requires teamwork, organization, active participation and a goal line mentality of not giving up. Above all, every successful team needs a coach or parent who will lead with confidence, character and integrity.
Champion Parenting will encourage you with strategies to follow, goals to set, perimeters to keep, and an open mind to change as essential steps in reaching the goal line for your parenting success.
Now is the time to be inspired and help your child succeed in school and in life through confident parenting!
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