Intentional Parenting: Autopilot is for Planes
This is about you, not just your child.
Regardless of age, parenting requires a certain amount of uncertainty. But you can be certain that your children look to you to help them discover who they are. And you can only offer that to the degree that YOU know who you are.
Over the years, Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan have helped countless families through their ministry known as Daystar Counseling in Nashville, TN. Due to the unique setup of Daystar, each is frequently counseling not only the child but the parent as well. Having both perspectives provides an opportunity to speak into some of the most common struggles that parents face in today’s fast-paced society.
Intentional Parenting is built around 12 chapters that each dispel some of the most common parenting myths and reminds all parents of truths that can empower them to be not only the parents that their children need but that God has called them to be.
The book helps you discover first who you are and then takes that healthy person into a discovery of being more intentional, playful, consistent, merciful, and connected to your children.
Parenting is hard, and it’s (almost) always nice to read ideas on how to handle certain situations, especially from people who have been there, done that.
Parenting is sort of like marriage. It takes work and intentional choices. Sometimes we have to do things that don’t come naturally or that we don’t really want to do. Sometimes we are missing something that we should be doing because we just don’t think of it. This book covers so many of these points.
Intentional Parenting talks about multiple areas on parenting that we as parents need to keep in mind. Encouragement, consistency (in discipline and in other areas), balancing life and time and relationships, emotions, and more. It discusses the importance of letting our kids develop their own independence.
This book has encouraged me and really got me thinking about areas that I need to work on. This is definitely a book that I’ll read a couple of more times to really get the most out of it. I would definitely recommend this book to all parents.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”