Monday, May 05, 2014

New Book! And Parenting Advice.

Just a book update:  Cedar Fort just sent me a contract for the manuscript I sent them, so there will be a new humor book coming out next Mother's Day!  Hooray.  I think they are planning on marketing it as a Mother's Day book to the national audience.

Also, I thought this was worth mentioning.  I just got back from a women's conference that taught lots of classes on parenting.  One of the speakers quoted recent scientific studies that said they watched children grow up and surprisingly, IQ, ACT scores, innate talents, educational opportunities and things like that were NOT a predictor of a child's success as they reached adulthood.  The main predictor was that there was LOVE in the home.


The mothers were not harsh disciplinarians (though there was discipline), but that all the successful children came from loving homes.  Which goes to prove that LOVE is the main shaper of children and increases desire for good behavior.  So keep doing those five love languages, and give consequences in a kind, but firm way and without anger.  It will really help your child to succeed!

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