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Read This if You Want to Be a Better Parent {and a giveaway!}

Parenting. One of the toughest but also most rewarding jobs. If you’re anything like me, you know there are areas you could be a better parent.

I finished a book this past weekend that rocked my parenting world. It challenged, convicted and encouraged me all in one. When you read Parents Rising by Arlene Pellicane, don’t forget your boots because your toes will get stepped on. But, I assure you, it’s totally worth it!

Challenged to parent

Parents Rising challenged me to set up better boundaries with screen time. I realized how much we use screens for entertainment. This past weekend, Jonathan and I talked through what we can do differently. Our kids may not be super happy about the new boundaries but that’s okay. We aren’t here to entertain them anyway. And I know they will thank us later. Or maybe even tomorrow.

Convicted to parent

Quality time with means your child has your undivided attention without having to compete with technology or any other distraction.

How many times am I distracted by my own projects or even my phone? Too many times. I want my kids to have my undivided attention and by doing this speak value to them. In Parents Rising, the author shared so many great ways to connect with your kids. I am excited to implement some of the ideas. I also loved the Penny Jar idea. You will have to read it to find out what it is.

Encouraged to parent

I believe that as parents we should welcome challenge and conviction. After all, it makes us better parents. Parents Rising was also a very encouraging book. It affirmed the many things we are doing right.

I also learned ways to add on to what we already do. There was a lot of great insight on how to talk with your daughter about dressing modestly before her body starts to develop more. I am excited to implement what I have learned with my girls.

Parents Rising is a breath of fresh air and a great friend in this parenting journey. This book is filled with 8 Strategies for raising kids who love God, respect authority, and value what’s right. I highly recommend reading this book if you want to be a better parent.

GIVEAWAY!

In fact, I am doing a giveaway because I believe in the message of this book. Yay! For your chance to win a copy of Parents Rising simply share why you’d love to read the book in the comments below. Please comment by Monday, April 9, at 11:59 pm. I will choose the winner on Tuesday, April 10. Thank you!

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26 Comments

  1. Jen Holmes on April 3, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    I would love to read this book. As my kids are getting older putting limits on screen time (for both kids and parents) is difficult. I would love to learn better strategies for being a better parent.

  2. Sarah Beiler on April 3, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    I’m looking for a new parenting book to read- I love a good recommendation from a friend ☺️

  3. Natalie on April 3, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Im always looking for new suggestions and ideas on how to be a better parent. Sounds like a great read!

  4. Martha Mishler on April 4, 2018 at 1:25 am

    I am a momma to 2 great little boys and I love them with all my heart! But, they are 3 and 1…. Some days I feel like I don’t get much accomplished other than making sure they’re fed, clothed and have clean diapers or aren’t forgetting to use the bathroom (nobody got time for pee puddles!). One of my biggest struggles is giving them my full attention or the patience they deserve because I’m thinking about all the other things I need to do. One of my biggest fears is releasing my boys into the world and wondering if I’ve done enough the shepherd their hearts for the Lord.

  5. Cara on April 4, 2018 at 1:29 am

    I would love to be able to have extra encouragement on this parenting journey!

  6. Arlene Pellicane on April 4, 2018 at 2:14 am

    Thank you for allowing me to step on your toes (just a wee bit) and thanks so much for sharing Parents Rising!

    • Anastasia Corbin on April 8, 2018 at 11:45 pm

      I am so thankful for you Arlene!

  7. Shaila Swartz on April 4, 2018 at 10:12 am

    I would love to read this book! Even though I’m through parenting youngins I’m mentoring and still raising daughters who are moms and moms to be. I’d love to read another book by this awesome author.
    Thanks for your generous spirit!!

  8. Tara Roth on April 4, 2018 at 10:21 am

    I would love to read this book because I am guilty of allowing the kids’ screen time to take over what should rightly be family connection time. Although we have boundaries in place there are times when we let them slip. I’m really curious to see the suggestions for making connections and hope to learn and be encouraged along the way!

  9. Karena Wilkinson on April 4, 2018 at 10:27 am

    I’d love to read this book and consider it for a book club I’m hosting this summer.

  10. Jamie Van Daele on April 4, 2018 at 10:44 am

    There are days that I feel lost at this whole parenting thing and then other days I think, okay I think we are getting somewhere! Parenting is a roller coaster ride! I love it, but sometimes I feel very unqualified for the ride I’m on. I pray for wisdom through it all. Sounds like this book could provide me with some great advice!

  11. Crissy G on April 4, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I really enjoy any book that helps me grow and learn in my parenting. We have to prepare and guard their little lives.

  12. Alyssa Yutzy on April 4, 2018 at 11:40 am

    After reading (and not agreeing) with multiple parenting books, I feel this may be just what I need. We’ve been trying to steer our children away from technology and more to things that will foster close relationships and problem solving skills, as well as coping mechanisms for when they don’t get exactly what they want in a situation.

  13. Lora on April 4, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    I am not familiar with this author, but any good book on parenting is a great thing!

  14. Rhoda Wickey on April 4, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done in life. I believe everyday brings new challenges. Reading books to gain wisdom on how to better direct my boys is always welcomed. I would love to read this book to continue to challenge how we as parents can do a better job.

  15. Carrie Sturgill on April 4, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Being a parent is hard work! Having any kind of book to read would be fabulous!!

  16. Sabreana on April 5, 2018 at 3:14 am

    “8 Strategies for raising kids who love God, respect authority, and value what’s right”

    I am always looking for resources to help with bring my kids closer to God as well as helping me and my hubby on this journey of parenting!
    Thanks for the review! I am def. adding this one to my list.

  17. Jewel Sawatsky on April 5, 2018 at 11:42 am

    I am still learning with adult children & now with grand babies. Sounds like there are great nuggets of worth to glean from. 😊

  18. Lael Nafziger on April 5, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    I love parenting books that encourage me where I’m at, but also bring new ideas in! I would love to read this one! 🙂

  19. Katty Leasure on April 5, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Ah! Sounds like a book I’ve been waiting for.. As my 7&9 yr olds become older, I find myself with new challenges in the parenting world. This book seems to have subjects I personally have been praying on how to handle.

  20. Kristi Rassi on April 5, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    I definitely want to read this book! I want to connect with my kids and share my undivided attention with them and guard their screen time. Also love that the book is a mix of conviction but encouragement too! Also totally curious about the penny jar…

  21. Naomi Johnson on April 8, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I would love to read the book because I need to strive for parenting that is not just better,but more gracious and life giving.

  22. Heather Drudge on April 9, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Raising 7 kids I feel like I’m failing at least 1 of them a day. I need all the help I can get. I thought when they got older it would get easier and that is not the case here. My 17 year old makes me question my ability to be a good parent. And I have 6 more to raise after her. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

  23. Charisse on April 9, 2018 at 11:39 am

    We are just starting out on this parenting journey and I hope and pray every day that we do everything we can to raise our daughter to know and love her Savior and value herself and others the way that He does. Even at 2.5, I know there are things I can do as a parent to teach her about God and foster that relationship, and I love getting solid, Biblical advice from other parents and authors. I also worry sometimes about the effects of screen time on kids this early (we do have screen time regularly and I know we need to regulate it now before she starts relying on it too much – she loves her Disney movies!) and the struggles they’ll encounter at a much younger age in a world so technology-based. This sounds like a great book that hits on all the topics I’m currently focused on as a parent!

  24. Angie Hochstedler on April 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Always looking for ways to be a better parent!!

  25. Rita C. on April 9, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Having tools/ strategies and long term goals help me breathe when I’m overwhelmed. I can endure all the rough stuff of parenting with hope for the future- sounds like this book has some tips I can add to my arsenal! 😉

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