My all-time favourite book on parenting has to still be Shepherding A Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp. This book changed my perspective, gave me hope that although I was brought up differently to what I probably should have been. I could do it differently through Christ who strengthens me, for my children.
Perfectionism is not in the bible
Even if I thought other people were brought up perfectly, they probably also should read the book, set a side some of the “I was raised that way and survived or came out close to perfect” emotional thought processing and come down to earth; where none of our opinions matter but our favourite Uncle Angus’s saying applies – “The bible says it, I believe it and that settles it” is all encompassing for every part and season of our lives.
A truly grounding book that realigns our understanding of how to look at life and our children. Very helpful and practical regarding discipline and behaviour as well.
You can buy the book through my affiliate link, if you still like my thinking after what you just read. I have decided I’m not going to apologise for the candid nature of my thoughts. You are welcome to not read my blog, sorry to loose you and love to hear your constructive thoughts even if they are criticisms. I do truly believe perfectionism is not in the bible. I am not condoning tardiness or laziness but I am acutely aware that many people, like myself, come from a background where what is normal to perfectionists is not to us. I, for one, would love to achieve a beautiful, organised, successful home, but have no idea where or how to start.
One of the reasons for my blog is to hopefully get helpful input from the people around me, who do life so almost perfectly they look like saints to me and I must look awful to them. You may make your suggestions available here.