We have recently started our Empowered to Connect Parent Training classes and I was reviewing some of the material in preparation for one of our classes. One resource that we use in the class is a book entitled “Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And 8 Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt.”

In this book Leslie Leyland Fields is refreshingly honest as she deals with nine myths that all of us as parents have thought but maybe never had the guts to say out loud. Here are few examples of the myths she discusses:

Myth 3: Parenting is your highest calling
Myth 4: Good parenting leads to happy children
Myth 5: If you find parenting difficult, you must not be following the right plan
Myth 8: Successful parents produce godly children

So if your view of parenting has trapped you in worry and guilt and you would like a little different perspective that will offer you some hope, check out this book.

You might be wondering if this book is only for adoptive and foster parents, and the answer to that is, “Absolutely Not.” This book is for any parent with any age kids. I hope you enjoy.

“Our children learn less from the rules we outline or the programs we follow than from the lives we live before them.” – Leslie Fields