Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Review: I Need Some Help Here! by Kathi Lipp

Title: I Need Some Help Here! Hope for When Your Kids Don't Go According to Plan
Author: Kathi Lipp
Publisher: Revell
Pages: 176
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2078-0
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2014

Synopsis:
For every overwhelmed mom--there is help and hope.It's easy to feel worried and anxious as a parent. There are so many areas of your child's life that can go wrong along the way. What's a mom to do?

With wit and wisdom, Kathi Lipp meets you in your moments of panic or despair and offers the most powerful tools you have--prayer and practical steps--for both your kid and yourself. She covers the stages of your child's life from toddler to teenager and tackles the most common issues that cause you stress and anxiety, sharing

· practical wisdom when your child makes poor choices
· how to pray when your child is running away from God
· comforting words for when your child feels left out
· "been there, done that" advice for when your child is different than other kids

Whether you are at the end of your rope or simply need a little extra support as you walk the parenting road, you'll cherish Kathi's heart and her humor.
Review:
Children are the best at ruining plans and changing what your ideas of things are. I'm not saying that's a bad thing either. Kids I believe are God's reminder that we aren't in charge and we can't control everything around us, even though we would love to at times. As much as you plan and have ideas laid down for how you want your kiddo's to live their lives, they have a wonderful ability to counter that idea or shatter it into a billion pieces. They also help us to see that there is no perfect parent or parenting style. Even the best of parents can screw-up and a kid can go down the wrong path or can be thrown a hard situation to handle.

I Need Some Help Here! is an informative book that lets a parent know that it is OK. And despite the situations that you have been handed, you are not alone. That is a wonderful reminder, because in today's society, the standards that are set to be a perfect mother are so unattainable. Society is just screwed up in general and it's wise to not follow that.

I enjoyed reading through this book. Granted, my child is not in some of the age ranges discussed, but it is a book that is helpful for all, even if it is just to prepare yourself for the years to come. Everyone at some point in their childhood has struggled with being left out, struggled with questions on God, struggled with who they are and our kids now face the same struggle, just in different forms and at times in harder circumstances. Sometimes as a parent you can help, other times, the kid has to help themselves. This book helps a parent to see that.

I enjoyed how the chapters closed out with a prayer/thought for the kid and a prayer/thought for the moms. Goodness knows, they are needed.

Too Read 
5 out of 5

About the Author:
Kathi Lipp is the author of Praying God's Word for Your Husband and Praying God's Word for Your Life. She is a busy conference and retreat speaker who reaches thousands of women each year and has been a guest on numerous national radio programs, including Focus on the Family. She and her husband have four children and live in California. Learn more at www.kathilipp.com.






Thank you to the Revell Blog Tour, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


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