Monday, March 11, 2013

Cleaning House : A Review

This book by Kay Wyma is one of my top 10 parenting books.  This book was easy to read but the subject will stay with me forever.  Why is it so hard as a mom to train your children to be self-reliant?  I jump in and do things for them instead of letting them try the task for themselves.   Not only am I not giving them the life-skills they will need but I am sending the silent message that they can't do the task.  This book was a 12 month experiment by a mother of four children to mold and shape her brood to be more independent and see the needs of others before their own.  The monthly tasks range from clutter control to home repair to community service.  At the end of each chapter the author tells us what she learned that month and what her kids learned.

The last 3 sentences of this book say:
" Culture doesn't determine who people become.  People determine what the culture will be.  Might our equipped, empowered, unentitled kids be the ones who set the course for the future."

I love this book.  Please read this book if you have children.  It will challenge and encourage you.  You can find this book here at  You can go here to read the first chapter for free.

I received this book for free fromWaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
All opinions are my own.

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