Our world is only getting more frightening. Sources of fear--both rational and irrational--threaten children and send mothers into panic. This book shows mothers how to recognize when such fears are out of proportion. With tender humor and encouraging insights, author Allie Pleiter helps women thrive in the paradox of being protector, encourager, and comforter all at the same time. It also gives them a chance to laugh at themselves as they realize they are not alone in their fears. Drawing from expert psychological advice--alongside testimony from real moms with real fears--this book brings the bolstering voice of hope that it is possible to walk the tightrope between being wisely aware of danger and allowing the prospect of danger to paralyze. This book is part of the Hearts at Home Workshop Series designed to encourage, equip, and educate moms who are at home or who would like to be. It is ideal for personal use, group discussions, and mentoring relationships. Questions for personal reflection are included as well as a leader's guide with discussion starters.
Parenting Is a High-Wire Act Fear is a God-given instinct, compelling you to protect your children, but you need to harness it wisely. It's all a question of balance. On the one hand, you want to protect your children from life's real dangers. On the other hand, you don't want to smother them. The drop below can sometimes seem terrifying, but Allie Pleiter assures you that you can make it safely across the high-wire of raising your kids. You can be alert to life's dangers without being paralyzed by them. With humor, clarity, and plenty of personal examples, Pleiter explores the fears, both rational and irrational, that moms experience every day raising their children. Facing Every Mom's Fear brims with true-life stories from other moms and expert advice from the fields of social work, family therapy, psychiatry, and psychology. Best of all, this book digs deep into the Bible to help you meet your fears head-on with faith in God, the ultimate, ever-watchful parent. Learn how to embrace your fear and make it work for you. The courage you seek is already inside you, the balancing act is exciting and worth the risk---and you and your children will benefit. The Hearts at Home Workshop Series is designed to encourage, equip, and educate mothers who are at home or would like to be. Ideal for personal use, group discussions, and mentoring relationships, each book in this series includes questions for personal reflection and a leader's guide with discussion questions.
Allie Pleiter has written for parenting magazines and has appeared on The 700 Club, Living the Life, and Moody Radio. An at-home mother of two who speaks to mothers and women's groups around the Midwest, she is the author of Becoming a Chief Home Officer and a featured speaker at Hearts at Home conferences.
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