Along with many others, I am trying to put one foot in front of the other as we mourn the innocent lives lost on Friday in the Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy. As President Obama said last night, when you become a parent, the children of the world become your children. And, as details unfold about the acts of heroism on Friday by teachers and we get to know the victims better, our hearts break some more.
by Chris Jordan
Having said that, there is no magic formula for parenting kids (wouldn’t THAT be nice!), but I think that this book has helped me realize some areas where I can improve, especially when it comes to the way that I communicate with my children. I feel like this book gave me ideas to make things better. It is easy to get “stuck” in one way of doing something and not be able to see your way out of it, even when you know it isn’t the best way. How many of us have had the horrified realization of hearing our own parents’ voices coming out of our mouths?