The Joy of Letting Go

Dear Friends,

Are you parenting a teenager? Do you wonder how much you should do for them and how much you should let them handle on their own, how much to support and how much to let them struggle? I just read a very helpful devotional that will help you sort through these questions.

We all want our kids to thrive as they leave the nest but our tendency to protect and provide can leave them at a deficit when they enter the “real world.” In her devotion, The Joy of Letting Go, Vicki Caruana shares her own experience as an educator and parent, offering practical wisdom for those moments when you don’t know whether to support your child or let them struggle and find their own way. As Vicki points out – we can either choose to be their chaperone or their cheerleader. In 52 bite size reflections, she helps us think about how our involvement will help or hinder our kids with examples that are humorous, real, and poignant.

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Just so you know… I received a complimentary copy of The Joy of Letting Go in order to review it. I loved it and trust you will too!

About the Book

With readings of encouragement and inspirational quotes, this devotional helps parents prepare their hearts for their children’s independence, whether their kids are just starting kindergarten or graduating from college.

Parents let go of their children every day, even in ways they don’t realize. The 52 devotional readings within shine a light on all the times readers have loosened their grip on their children and encourages them to continue to let go in life-giving ways. Written by a parenting and education expert, The Joy of Letting Go will comfort and inspire parents in all seasons of parenting.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

About the Author

Dr. Vicki Caruana is the author of 20 books and the blog Apples & Chalkdust-named after her bestselling book that has touched the lives of a million educators around the world. Caruana is one of four parenting experts on “Starting Points,” Focus on the Family’s parenting DVD series. Formerly a public school teacher and a homeschooling mom, Vicki is now an assistant professor of education at Mount Saint Mary College in New York. She lives with her station wagon loving husband, Chip, in Newburgh, New York and has two grown sons in Colorado Springs.

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