I am a huge fan of Melody Carlson. So when I was asked if I wanted to take part in the Mother’s Day Tour of this book from WaterBrook Press/Multnomah Books I didn’t hesitate and jumped at this offer. Thank You so much for asking me and for sending an extra copy for a give away.
Dear Mom is written as a letter from a teenage daughter to her mother. She confesses her deep desires and needs from her heart that she will never actually tell her mother. This is a great book for mom’s to read if they have daughters.
Reading the book it was like it was talking to me. It said everything that I ever thought of when I was younger and that I would have told my mother. Growing up most of us had a love/hate relationship with our mothers. I am sure we have all probably had that, including myself.
Now as an adult and mother I realize that this book could come in handy to any parent no matter if you have a son or daughter. The book gives some great advise about when to offer freedom and when we have to limit it. Also in the book is lists of things about Ways to help Self Esteem (this is something that all parents need to know), ways not to embarrass her, how to act around the friends, and there is many more.
My favorite part was “Things I will never say as a mom”. I remember being a teenager saying this exact same thing. Funny enough I have caught myself saying them to Michael. How many of us have said: “Because I said so”, “There’s a place for everything”, “Money doesn’t grow on trees” and there is so many more I remember hearing that I have yet to say but I am sure I will one day.
If your struggling with your relationship with your daughter then I think this is a great book to read. We have to remember no matter what that our children have a hard time to verbalize things and I think having that little bit of knowledge helps.
I have one copy of this book to giveaway to one luck reader. Please leave your email so that I have a way to contact you should you be the winner. Please note that I can only offer this give away to Canadian and US mailing addresses as I am shipping this out.
Contest ends May 18th, 2009.
If you are interested in buying the book you can get a copy of
Dear Mom here.
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