And Then I Had Kids: Encouragement for Mothers of Young Children [NOOK Book]

Overview

Susan Alexander Yates is an author who has truly "been there." When her twin daughters were born, they joined siblings ages two, four, and seven. Through the challenges of raising those five young children, Susan realized the need for an honest, practical book that helps parents through that time of life.
This new edition of the best-selling And Then I Had Kids contains guidance for dealing with common struggles such as discipline, priorities, and fatigue. Susan is honest about...
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And Then I Had Kids: Encouragement for Mothers of Young Children

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Overview

Susan Alexander Yates is an author who has truly "been there." When her twin daughters were born, they joined siblings ages two, four, and seven. Through the challenges of raising those five young children, Susan realized the need for an honest, practical book that helps parents through that time of life.
This new edition of the best-selling And Then I Had Kids contains guidance for dealing with common struggles such as discipline, priorities, and fatigue. Susan is honest about the frustrations of parenting, yet encourages parents through her own experiences. She offers a biblical perspective on family life, inspiring mothers (and fathers!) to create a loving atmosphere, find good role models, and shape a Christian home.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585583775
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 447,787
  • File size: 591 KB

Meet the Author

Susan Alexander Yates is the author of several books, including And Then I Had Teenagers, and is a regular guest on FamilyLife Today and other national radio programs. She and her husband, John, are popular speakers at marriage and parenting conferences throughout the country. Susan and John live in Falls Church, Virginia.
Susan Alexander Yates is the author of several books and is a regular guest on FamilyLife Today and other national radio programs. She and her husband, John, are popular speakers at marriage and parenting conferences and live in Virginia.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
1. The Hassled Mother 5
Low Self-Image?
Stuck in a Rut?
Too Many Demands?
Not Enough Time with My Husband?
What Discipline Philosophy?
An Atmosphere of Tension?
Help and Support for Parents?
A Boring or Exciting Christian Home?
Are There Principles That Last?
2. Maintaining a Positive Self-Image 19
Frustration
Fatigue
Guilt
Failure
3. Seeing Life in Seasons 37
Newlyweds to Newly Parents
Toddler Years
The Kids Grow Up
Alone Again
Overlapping Seasons
4. Establishing Priorities That Work 53
God's Principles
Our Commitment to Christ
Our Commitment to Our Families
Our Commitment to a Group of Close Friends
Our Commitment to Our Work
Relating the Priorities Together
5. Becoming a Best Friend in Marriage 73
Overcoming Our Tendency Toward Separateness
Changing Expectations
Growing in Communication
Taking Time to Grow
6. Solving the Discipline Dilemma 97
Crisis of Confidence
Biblical Basis for Our Strategy
Components of a Discipline Strategy
Implementing a Discipline Strategy
Benefits of a Discipline Strategy
7. Creating a Loving Atmosphere in the Home 119
Love
Forgiveness
Joy
Our Unique Atmosphere
8. Finding Good Role Models for Our Families 145
Three Biblical Role Models
Qualities to Look for in Role Models
A Proper Perspective on Role Models
Finding Role Models in Today's World
Being a Role Model for Others
9. Shaping a Creative Christian Home 167
The Naturalness of Prayer
The Relevancy of Scripture
The Encouragement of Fellowship
10. Looking Ahead to the Teen Years and Beyond 189
Retain the Principles
Rejoice in the Lord
End Notes 209
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Great Book

    I loved this book. I even asked my pastor if we could start a young and new mom's club and discuss this book. I found it very helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2012

    VERY Uplifting and Inspiring

    I was given this book by by mother in law about 6 months after my son was born. I brought it home and I'm sad to say that I didn't open it until I was close to the end of my third trimester with my second baby!! I'm kicking myself for not reading it sooner. The author is a mother of five, and a God fearing woman. She is very encouraging and uplifting.
    For all those times when you think you're about to loose your mind, or when you think I'm such a "bad" mom.... Susan encourages you by saying that she herself has been there, you are not alone. This book should be given out at the hospital or your OB.... seriously!!

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