As we go through the magnificent yet humbling experience of parenting our children, we will find that there are certain enduring truths that present themselves to us, if we are listening, that will show us the way and will help us get better and better at this joy-filled yet long-suffering job as we go along.
This book, Resiliency Is Key: Tidbits of Truth on the Journey of Child-Friendly Parenting, contains these such truths—bits of wisdom that became apparent to the author as she made her way the best she could through the season of parenting her three children when they were young.
If you have had to break away from toxic influences in your life, this book will be all the more encouraging to you because it will remind you (and help show you how) to be your best so that you avoid slinking back into the familiar yet ineffective habits that you might have picked up from your own childhood or from those close to you in your life.
Resiliency Is Key: Tidbits of Truth on the Journey of Child-Friendly Parenting is a companion to (a “Volume 2,” if you will, of) Child-Friendly Parenting: Growing a Well-Functioning Family in a Home Environment That’s Good for Kids (No Matter What Your Home or Family Looks Like).
In the 167 entries contained in Resiliency Is Key: Tidbits of Truth on the Journey of Child-Friendly Parenting, you will find healing for your soul as you apply these truths to your everyday parenting responsibilities. Instead of feeling more and more pressed down by all that we carry (literally and figuratively) as parents who want to do right by our children, we can feel empowered and comforted as we more effectively empower and comfort our very own children.
By listening to and putting into action the truths we encounter on our parenting road, we can learn how to, essentially, bounce back from tough times (because parenthood entails many-a-tough time) and keep walking the high road instead of staying pressed down and settling for the low road (as easy, and even understandable, as that might be).
Furthermore, the truths in this book point us to a more constructive way to respond both to our children and to the overwhelming-ness that is an ever-present part of parenting so that we not only are doing right by them but that we are also doing right by ourselves as we seek to become more developed individuals. By unlearning destructive coping mechanisms and by replacing them with life-giving life skills that lead to a more flourishing existence, we can look forward to better days ahead, and we can better embrace the challenges we come up against—viewing them as valuable opportunities to grow and to show love to our families.