When I became a parent I couldn’t have been more blessed. My daughter Erin has always been an easy child to raise. She wasn’t one to get in trouble at home or at school. She didn’t talk back. She was always willing to help where needed. She is smart, funny and full of compassion for others. And now, she is basically grown. She goes to college and is majoring in Engineering. She works, during the summer 2 jobs. She was just an easy child to raise.
Then, along came Tate.
It isn’t that Tate is bad. Tate is just a very different child than Erin and he requires a different type of parenting. I learned that very early on with Tate. He is curious, always wants to know how things work and why, he is very smart and he doesn’t like to be still. Those qualities do not bode well in school. When you correct the teacher and question what she is teaching, you get in trouble. When you take things apart to see what makes them work in school, you get in trouble. And he is far from being raised.
When I pulled him out of public schools to begin the journey of homeschooling I had no idea exactly what I had gotten myself or my family into…I just knew that we needed something different than the daily trips to the Principals office. It was a journey that Bric and I jumped into with both feet and our eyes closed. Not really knowing where we would end up.
My point is, parenting is hard in the best of worlds and in today’s busy world, it’s often difficult to find the time to focus on your personal relationships with your family and spouse. Now there’s a new tool that can help make parenting a little easier, strengthen marriage, and balance family life. A tool that is working to change my family.
Family Impact is a new CD series created to help parents enhance their family life and strengthen relationships. These insightful CDs include an array of topics such as what should never be done if you want peace in the home, effective communication no matter what your child’s personality is, why differentiating your roles helps you better understand who you are, and so much more. Created by marriage and family therapist Dr. James Jones, Family Impact can help empower moms to live a happy, healthy, balanced life. Each and every time I listen to the CD I learn something new about myself and the way that I parent.
I have a long way to go, I am in no way completed with the Family Impact series. I am half way through reading the book “Are Your Kids Driving you Nuts? How to Avoid Devastating Parenting Traps” By Dr. James Jones and I can already tell a difference in the dynamics of my family. We are becoming closer, arguing less and spending more time together. We are getting back to where we all wanted to be in the first place and for me, that is priceless.
Even though I am not finished, I truly believe that Dr. Jones series works and I can’t wait to see how much more of an Impact that it has upon my Family.
“This post was written for Family Review Network & Family Impact who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest review”