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|Title: MOMumental: Adventures in the Messy Art of Raising a Family - eBook|
By: Jennifer Grant
Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Worthy Books
|Publication Date: 2012|
Stock No: WW102603EB
award-winning journalist and author
About the Author▼▲
Jennifer Grant is mother to four children and author of Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter (2011). For more than a decade she wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times. Currently she writes a column and features for the Chicago Tribune. Grant is a Wheaton College graduate who received her Masters in English and Creative Writing from SMU. She lives in Chicago, IL.
Jennifer Grant's "Velveteen Parenting" Guidelines▼▲
- Choose your battles.
- Develop priorities in your family's life, such as treating each other with respect, eating together whenever possible, and attending church together.
- Ask questions such as, "What do I want our family to be like? What are our individual gifts and perspectives? What connects us as a family and brings us joy?"
- Remind yourself that children are not mini-adults, but are uniquely suited to grow, learn, and enjoy life in ways that many of us adults don't remember. Look with a critical - and often delighted - eye at what the culture is dishing up to your children. Teach your children to do the same.
- Don't be so hard on yourself. Moms often judge themselves too harshly and then are quick to judge and label other mothers who are fumbling along just like they are.