With readings of encouragement and inspirational quotes, this devotional helps parents prepare their hearts for their children's independence, whether their kids are just starting kindergarten or graduating from college.
Parents let go of their children every day, even in ways they don't realize. The 52 devotional readings within shine a light on all the times readers have loosened their grip on their children and encourages them to continue to let go in life-giving ways. Written by a parenting and education expert, The Joy of Letting Go will comfort and inspire parents in all seasons of parenting.
Dr. Vicki Caruana is the author of 20 books and the blog Apples & Chalkdust-named after her bestselling book that has touched the lives of a million educators around the world. Caruana is one of four parenting experts on "Starting Points," Focus on the Family's parenting DVD series. Formerly a public school teacher and a homeschooling mom, Vicki is now an assistant professor of education at Mount Saint Mary College in New York. She lives with her station wagon loving husband, Chip, in Newburgh, New York and has two grown sons in Colorado Springs.
I have really enjoyed this devotional. I like how it is broken down into 52 different readings that you could do once a week or once a day depending on how you would like to do your devotions. I liked the look of the book and the way it is laid out. I also enjoyed the topics that Dr. Caruana touched on.
I really have enjoyed reading some of these, even though I am still parenting younger children. I think that any parent could read and apply this devotional. I would give this as a gift to parents of teens who are closer to leaving the nest. This would be a great gift for Mother's day! I received this from Lit Fuse for free. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.