Parents today are faced with many problems in raising children to be honest, moral, and good citizens. On this New Year's Eve, I want to tell you about a new book that you may find helpful. It is called 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family by Rebecca Hagelin. The 30 chapters of this book overflow not only with helpful information for parents, combined with encouragement, inspiration, and practical advice to equip parents to rescue their children from the rising tide of corruption in American culture.
Rebecca Hagelin brings to this book her wisdom as a seasoned parent of two sons and a daughter, her wide and deep reading on culture and parenting, and a refreshingly positive attitude. Without ever minimizing the seriousness of modern threats to parental authority and beliefs, Hagelin expresses unfailing confidence in the power of parents to build the character of their children. Every chapter presents readers with a tangible, practical step you can take to build up and protect your children. “Committing to the daily battle isn’t about being confrontational all the time,” Mrs. Hagelin writes. “It’s about upholding standards and morality in such a way that all of the children who come into your home feel as if they are truly loved—as if they are part of a family that cares about them enough to challenge the status quo.” Each chapter also contains a wonderful list of resources that readers can turn to for further help.
Rebecca Hagelin has filled the book with inspiring stories from parents who have improved their relationships with their teenagers and stood firm against the cultural forces endeavoring to pit parents and teens against each other. She also frequently quotes from young people who relate how much similar efforts by their parents have meant to them.
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