Regret Free Parenting: Raise Good Kids and Know You're Doing it Right by Catherine Hickem, LCSW is an effective parenting guide for moms- dispelling popular child rearing myths.
Hickem speaks directly with empathy and authority to the reader, providing sound guidlines based on biblical principals for raising children. Nevertheless, this book is just as appropriate for the secular parent as well. Well organised, each essential parenting principal has its own dedicated chapter. Through the use of real life personal stories and anecdotes, Hickem, objectively addresses common parenting issues and misconceptions about raising childre. For example, there is a chapter "Respect Is Necessary, Happiness Is Not" which seemingly is a direct contradition in today's permissive, feel good society- which is devoid of morals. Nevertheless, this guide teachers the value of respect, and honor, in contrast to permissive feel good parenting practices which in the long run, do nothing to empower children and their parents. Biblical principals are woven throughout this child raising guide. The last chapter includes a parenting guide for the reader to complete and work on over the course of four weeks.
As a blogger for Thomas Nelson's booksneeze blogger program I recieved this book for the purpose of writing a review. The opinions expressed are my own.