Friday, August 22, 2014

I NEED SOME HELP HERE by Kathi Lipp - Review

FTC Disclosure: This book was provided in exchange for a review. No other compensation was given.
About the Book:
It's easy to feel worried and anxious as a parent. There are so many areas of your child’s life that can go wrong along the way. What's a mom to do? In I Need Some Help Here! Hope for When Your Kids Don't Go According to Plan, Kathi meets you in your moments of panic or despair with wit and wisdom. She offers the most powerful tools, from prayer to practical tips, for you and your child. The book covers all of the stages of your child's life from toddler to young adult and tackles the most common issues that cause stress and anxiety, sharing:
  • Practical wisdom when your child makes poor choices
  • How to pray when your child is running away from God
  • Comforting words fore when your child feels left out "been there" advice for when your child is different than other kids.
Whether you are at the end of your rope, or simply need a little extra support as you walk the parenting road, you’ll cherish Kathi’s heart, humor and experience. 
Check out more here.
This book is available at the following locations:
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About the Author:
Kathi Lipp inspires thousands of women each year to take beneficial steps in their personal, marital and spiritual lives through purposeful living. With humor and wisdom, Kathi offers hope paired with practical steps to live each facet of our lives with meaning.
Kathi Lipp is the author of 10 books including The Husband Project, The Get Yourself Organized Project, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of So Here’s the Thing with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishersand Harvest House Publishers. She has become well respected on the topics of marriage, children and self-purpose from a biblical perspective.
She is a national speaker and is often featured on Focus on the FamilyMOPS, and Nickelodeon TV’s Parent Connect as well as a number of other reputable organizations around the country. She was recently named “Best of Broadcast” on Focus on the Family.
She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not doing laundry, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.
You can learn more about Kathi on her WEBSITE

I received this book from TBCN and Revell in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to give a positive review.

My thoughts:
Having children that span the ages of elementary through young adulthood, I certainly needed to read this book. As a matter of fact, I think God was throwing this book at me saying - You. Need. To. Read. This! Every time I turned around that book was being offered for review or a contest giveaway, or someone was talking about it. So, I finally said, OK! Lord! I get it! :-)

And I am glad I read it. Kathi's advice is so heartfelt and just what I needed to hear. As parents when things go wrong we can often cast too much blame on ourselves, other times when things go right we may take too much of the credit. In reality, God is the one in full control of all the situations and circumstances we go through and we need to really depend on him. 

Kathi points out that many times we feel alone, but there are others who have gone through the same things. Maybe we do not know what to do when our child is different - we need God's help and wisdom. Other topics Kathi addresses are - 

  • When I feel overwhelmed 
  • When my child is struggling 
  • When my child lacks character. 
Kathi's sense of humor make this book enjoyable to read. She also includes stories from other parents who have been through situations you might be facing and examples from their lives. At the end of each chapter there are prayers both for you and your child.  I would recommend this as a wonderful resources for all parents. 

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