Saturday, April 20, 2013

Review of The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years, by Erin MacPherson



The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years, by Erin MacPherson

Erin MacPherson uses her experience as a mom to talk about how to help your kid be the best they can be (in God's eyes) as they begin grade school. She uses real world examples to talk about the best ways to get your kids (and you ready) for that.


I loved this book. The author is down to earth and has lots of insight into your child starting grade school, whether you choose public, private or homeschool. It's less about how to deal with the actual issues your child will face (although that's in there, too) and more about dealing with the "why" of  the issues that come up. Like, why your child lied to the teacher (maybe they just didn't want to get in trouble).  I bookmarked many of the lists in this book (I'm a list person!) like The Fifteen Factors, ways to build social-emotional skills in your kids, how to use your kids' interests to help them learn, and ways to incorporate scripture into praising your kids. I can see myself reading this book many times in the next few years!


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