Thursday, July 23, 2009
About Your Family Constitution:
Your Family Constitution Helps Busy Parents to Create Manageable Family Structure
Just in time... a formerly stressed-out dad’s perspective provides a common-sense playbook to reach family harmony. As today’s parents cope with scores of competing obligations and responsibilities, raising kids with good core values is an extreme challenge. Combine this perpetual struggle with the effects of technological distractions, societal lack of discipline, and failures to communicate, and it is not hard to understand why so many parents throw up their hands in defeat and accept mere survival.
Author Scott Gale refused to settle for chaos. Instead, he designed a powerful tool that allowed him to alleviate family challenges through the thoughtful application of clarity, consistency and commitment (the "3Cs"). Your Family Constitution tells his story and provides a step-by-step process that parents can follow to balance schedules and produce time they never before had, improve family communication, relieve pent-up frustration, and wrap healthy boundaries around core values; applying rewards, consequences and accountability standards to maintain them.
A stressed-out parent downloaded the first chapter and replied, "You are easy to read, easy to understand and easy to identify with. It seems that intentional parenting has gotten lost, and you've provided a blueprint for creating a family with positive family values, ideals and rules to live and grow by. So, thanks for your courage to detail your own experience and offer personal insights for the benefit of frustrated, busy and untrained parents."
I've been trying to learn how to manage my stress and my household better, from reading tips online, to reading books, to talking to other parents. I'm a single mom and I need all the help I can get! This book was a MAJOR help for me.
I am already a big "schedule" person - the kids are on schedules for bedtime and we stick to that ALL THE TIME, from when they were young (shout out to Mom for that one!). This book has also helped me realize that I have to maintain order and structure in this home or it will go spiraling out of control. With a child who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, I have to be consistent and establish boundaries, as well as maintain them. That's one thing that helps kids with ADHD.
This book has great tips for any busy parent, and I know that we all are.
If you'd like to read this, my sponsor has generously offered to provide one reader of my blog with a copy of this book.
To enter, fill out the form:
This giveaway will end on August 8th at midnight EST. Winner will be notified via email and will be announced in a separate blog post here at A Simple Kinda Life.
Winner will be given 48 hours to respond to my email or will forfeit their prize and another winner will be chosen.
Thanks for stopping by, and Good luck!