" Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever" Psalm 23:6
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Book Review: Cleaning House
As a stay at home mom I often find myself doing most of the chores around the house. In the past I have told myself that my children couldn't do a lot of the day to day housework. Sometimes because it's just easier to do things myself. But after reading Kay Wills Wyma's new book Cleaning House my whole perspective has changed. She introduces us to her family and an attitude of entitlement that she has observed in not only her own children but in the younger generation as a whole. She shares with her readers what she calls her epiphany of how to help her children do for themselves and do away with that attitude of entitlement. She puts together a 12 step process where she tackles one step per month to train and equip her children for real life. What I loved the most about this book is that the 12 steps are totally doable for any family and most importantly very practical. Also, she points out that every families' goals will look a little different but the main purpose is to raise children who aren't afraid to work to help themselves and others. Each chapter documents how her children react and respond. I also enjoyed just reading her book. She is real and writes like she talking to a friend. I think anyone who is looking to make a positive change in their family will appreciate Cleaning House! I am excited to implement her 12 steps in my own family.
*I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review.