Parenting with Courage, a brand-new book by South African author and counselor Mandi Hart, is a home-grown, contemporary guide on parenting, which offers practical advice from a South African perspective.
If parenting were an adventure sport, it would be the most courageous sport in the world. It’s adventuring into the unknown, full of unexpected twists and turns and completely unpredictable. Schooling and tertiary education does little to prepare us for being parents, and in this ever-changing world, parents needs all the help they can get to cope with the increasing challenges they face.
Mandi helps parents to realize that parenting first and foremost deals with who, not what they are. She encourages readers to look inward and assess themselves before moving on to external influences. She offers practical guidelines and tools and points readers towards spiritual avenues for parenting with God’s help. Topics covered include:
• The upshot of culture
• Character and values
• Stages of development
• Intentional parenting
• How to pray for your child
Also included are many real-life stories that parents will be able to relate to, as well as Scripture verses and questions for personal reflection and discussion at the end of every chapter.
Parenting with Courage Journal also available.