I Need Some Help Here by Kathi Lipp is a very informative book. It is one that will stay on my night-stand with other reference books I keep handy. It is down to earth and written with heart. It is prayer based which is important. I have already recommended this book to many of my friends with children approaching their tween years. This book is definitely encouraging when faced with problematic and difficult decisions.
I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
I read this book and before I was even to the third chapter was recommending it to friends. Kathi Lipp has written a book that is helpful and encouraging to parents who are struggling with kids that have seemingly gone wrong. Parenting is hard. It is easy to feel responsible when our kids make decisions that harm them and those they love. In this book, Kathi comes along beside us to remind us that we are not alone. There are others going through similar circumstances and more importantly, God is always with us and He loves our kids more than we do.
One of the statements that made a lasting impression on me was from a mom who felt ostracized from the Christian community when her life went drastically off course and her son started using drugs. We often say, "But for the grace of God, there go I." And while this is certainly often the case, sometimes it is because of the grace of God that we can face difficult situations.
This book handles subjects such as drugs, bad decisions, mental health issues, bullying, and much more. Each chapter deals with a different topic and includes a story "from the trenches" from a mom who's been there. Ther are many scripture references and prayers to encourage and strengthen us.
I believe I will often revisit this book in my parenting journey. That is, if I get it back from friends I loan it to!
I received a copy of this book from The Book Club Network and the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have given.
What a fantastic book! Really should be given to moms when their oldest turns 12! I loved how Kathi not only shared honestly her own stories but also gave stories from the trenches of other moms and how when our babies are born we dont think I hope this baby grows up to be a heroin addict or has a teenage pregnancy. Furthermore, doing all the right things does not guarantee our child will make right choices. It seemed to me that Kathi Lipp covered so many difficult situations moms encounter. What hope and encouragement this book gives moms whose teens might be making bad choices so bad you think you cant talk to your church friends about your child or cry if you do! Really excellent book! I received this book from TBCN in return for my honest opinion.
Having children that span the ages of elementary through young adulthood, I certainly needed to read this book. As a matter of fact, I think God was throwing this book at me saying - You. Need. To. Read. This! Every time I turned around that book was being offered for review or a contest giveaway, or someone was talking about it. So, I finally said, OK! Lord! I get it! :-)
And I am glad I read it. Kathi's advice is so heartfelt and just what I needed to hear. As parents when things go wrong we can often cast too much blame on ourselves, other times when things go right we may take too much of the credit. In reality, God is the one in full control of all the situations and circumstances we go through and we need to really depend on him.
Kathi points out that many times we feel alone, but there are others who have gone through the same things. Maybe we do not know what to do when our child is different - we need God's help and wisdom. Other topics Kathi addresses are -
When I feel overwhelmed
When my child is struggling
When my child lacks character.
Kathi's sense of humor make this book enjoyable to read. She also includes stories from other parents who have been through situations you might be facing and examples from their lives. At the end of each chapter there are prayers both for you and your child. I would recommend this as a wonderful resources for all parents.
I received this book from TBCN and Revell in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to give a positive review
I need some help here was a very good and informative book. Kathi Lipp gives some very good encouraging words to help us in raising our children. Whether you are just a first time parent or have older children, this book would be very helpful for you. Some of things she writes in her book are things I have already heard before, but I needed to be reminded of them. This book has humor and serious notes in it. At the end of each chapter are prayers for you to pray for yourself and your child. Kathi Lipp is a very good author and I will read other books by her. I would recommend this book to everyone. I received this book from bookfun for my honest opinion.