Busy Mom’s Guides to Parenting Young Children, Family Nutrition and Parenting Teens

 

A little while back, a group of concise books entered the house to help me grow as a parent.  These are authored by Paul C. Reisser, M.D. and put out by The Focus on the Family Physicians Resource Council. In their pages, you will find a wealth of information to help guide Christian mothers (and fathers!) in their efforts to raise children in today’s world.

 

Parenting Young Children

Busy Mom Guide to Parenting Young ChildrenWith almost everything you need to know to care for your family available on the Internet or at the library these days, how do you sort through the wealth of information available? How do you narrow down your web search? And how many pages are in that reference guide? It can be overwhelming to look for specific information. Relax—we have the cure for the common search. The information you need is at your fingertips in the practical and easy-to-use “Busy Mom’s Guide” series.
Using a question-and-answer format, Busy Mom’s Guide to Parenting Young Children takes you from birth through the "terrible twos" and into the tween years with tips on discipline, sleep patterns, potty training, sports involvement, and more. Tired already? Get energized and equipped for the journey with the quick reference material found inside, and look forward to the joy of growing with your child.
Some content previously published in the Complete Guide’s Baby & Childcare.

 

 

Family Nutrition

Busy Mom Guide to Family NutritionWith almost everything you need to know to care for your family available on the Internet or at the library these days, how do you sort through the wealth of information available? How do you narrow down your web search? And how many pages are in that reference guide? It can be overwhelming to look for specific information. Relax—we have the cure for the common search. The information you need is at your fingertips in the practical and easy-to-use “Busy Mom’s Guide” series.
Using a question-and-answer format, Busy Mom’s Guide to Family Nutrition provides bite-sized pieces of information, including nutritional basics, the skinny on fats, interpreting food labels, exploring popular diet plans, and much more. Improve your family’s health quotient with the quick reference material found inside, and enjoy your healthy family!
Some content previously published in the Complete Guide’s Family Health, Nutrition, and Fitness.

 

 

Parenting Teens

Busy Mom Guide to Parenting TeensUsing a question-and-answer format, Busy Mom’s Guide to Parenting Teens gives you tips and solid advice as your child heads into the teen years and fights for his or her independence. Physical and emotional changes, increased peer pressure, social networking, driving—all these things and more are coming at your child with a vengeance! Don’t just survive your child’s leap into adolescence, take the journey together and learn to thrive as a family. Your road map, developed by family practitioner Dr. Paul Reisser with the Focus on the Family Physicians Resource Council, is inside this book—enjoy the ride!
How can you find answers to your parenting questions? Sure, there’s a wealth of information on the Internet and at the library, but who has time to sort through it all? Talk about overwhelming! Relax—we have the cure for the common search. The information you need is at your fingertips in the practical and easy-to-use Busy Mom’s Guide series.

 

My Thoughts ~

 

Some of the items covered in the books was not new to me.  However, I really do like the format of having a more specific topic in a book compared to a large tome covering all aspects of parenting.  When I have a trouble spot or concern, I don’t want to be digging through a big book or wading through thousands of web pages looking for information and advice.  (Besides, some of what you find online is just bad information or advice!)

 

Even after having three boys go through toddlerhood, I find there are days when J does something that’ll have me scratching my head.  I love that God creates us to all be unique individuals with our own personalities.  However, there are times when I wish there was a one size fits all solution to issues (e.g. potty training the little boy who only wants to head to the bathroom sometimes or fights napping for fear of missing out on something fun with the big boys.)  I’m going to be re-reading the section on potty training more than once in the book on parenting young children at this rate!

 

I also appreciate that these titles are up to date on research, especially when it comes to the nutrition book.  Overweight and obese children is becoming more common place and how to approach achieving a healthy weight gets its own chapter in that title.  Even as an adult, I found information to benefit not only my children, but me.

 

Finally, I’ve entered the new territory of parenting teens in recent years and all the challenges that brings.  While some of the issues covered in this title do not seem to apply as the boys are homeschooled, I really like the chapter about passing the baton.  Having the boys grow into men that honor their family and God is the ultimate goal for me as a mother and that chapter speaks to that wonderfully.

 

Each of the titles retail for $12.99 and can be found through many major retailers.

 

 

Disclaimer ~ I was sent the titles mentioned here to facilitate a review.  No monetary compensation occurred and all opinions are my own.

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