Reading 2013: The Gentle Parent

The Gentle Parent, L. R. Knost

The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline is the third book in L.R. Knost’s series of Little Heart Handbooks. (The other two in this series: Two Thousand Kisses a Day and Whispers Through Time.) As she does in her previous books, Knost explains in The Gentle Parent the importance of treating our children as people — with respect, and with one-another-love […]

Reading 2013: Two Thousand Kisses a Day {And a Giveaway x2!}

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Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting through the Ages & Stages is written by L.R. Knost, a woman who is herself a veteran mother (and now grandmother), while also still having her heart and hands engaged over many of the ages and stages of parenting. Her six living children range in age from twenty-five months […]

Reading 2012: Spiritual Parenting

spiritual parenting

In Spiritual Parenting: An Awakening for Today’s Families, Michelle Anthony challenges parents to make time and careful effort to be discipling their children, and to use the home as the primary environment of discipleship. Her tone is warm and gracious, and as a reader, I felt as if she was giving me a picture of what […]

Links to Think: 07.23.12

Extrovert or Introvert: You and Your Child – Hearkening again to the extrovert/introvert theme, this article takes a look different temperaments. While it is dealing specifically with guiding our children with an understanding of their and our particular temperaments, I believe this well-written article is valuable even for those who aren’t dealing with children in […]

Reading 2012: Spirit-Led Parenting


In Spirit-Led Parenting: From Fear to Freedom in Baby’s First Year, Megan Tietz and Laura Oyer reflect on their early years of parenting, and how God moved them from fear to freedom during their first year of mothering. The book is divided into two parts, the first (chapters 1 through 3) focusing on their personal journey […]