When I was approached to review Gary Chapman’s latest book Things I Wish I Known Before Becoming Parents, I jumped at the opportunity. I love his work, especially The 5 Love Languages. Also, I am a contributing writer for Love is a Verb. Plus, his latest collaboration with Shannon Warden is a perfect topic for my parenting blog.
About the Authors
Gary Chapman is a counselor, the best selling author of The 5 Love Languages series, and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. He travels the world presenting semi ars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations.
Shannon Warden is an assistant teaching professor at Wake Forest University where she teaches in the graduate counseling program. She is also the director of counseling and director of women’s ministries at Triad Baptist Church in Kernsville, North Carolina.
About the Book
Gary shares what he wishes he and his wife had known before having kids. For example, children affect your time, money, marriage – and that’s just the beginning. With his trademark warmth, he offers practical advice on everything from potty training to the importance of apologizing to your child to keeping your marriage strong…all the while celebrating the great joy that children bring.
I really enjoyed reading their book; especially Chapter 9 The Social Skills are as Important as the Academic Skills. I am a preschool teacher and we spend the majority of our time teaching our students how to share and to say “please” and “thank you.” Gary confirms its importance, and I reinforce this positive behavior in my own home with my tween and teen children.
Disclaimer: No compensation was received for this book review; just passing on a Good Read.
Now it’s your turn to read Things I Wish I Known Before We Became Parents as we’re giving away a FREE copy. I’d love to hear from other Moms and Dads seeking to raise their children with godly character. Simply comment below on what you wish you knew before becoming a parent. Your name will then be placed in a drawing.
On November 5, 2016, we will randomly select a winner. The winner must supply his/her mailing address to us no later than November 10, 2016. One Free copy will then be shipped directly to the winner’s ddress (within the continental Unites Stated) provided.