There's a Perfect Little Angel in Every Child: Guiding Your Children to a Bright Future

There's a Perfect Little Angel in Every Child: Guiding Your Children to a Bright Future

by Gigi Schweikert
     
 

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There may be a perfect angel in every child but finding that angel can sometimes be challenging. The key is knowing what to look for and how to bring it out. With her approachable style, author Gigi Schweikert invites readers to see their children through the eyes of Christ. Issues include discipline, bedtime habits, learning self-control, and establishing

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There may be a perfect angel in every child but finding that angel can sometimes be challenging. The key is knowing what to look for and how to bring it out. With her approachable style, author Gigi Schweikert invites readers to see their children through the eyes of Christ. Issues include discipline, bedtime habits, learning self-control, and establishing reasonable expectations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416533733
Publisher:
Howard Books
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Motherhood Club Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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There's A Perfect Little Angel In Every Child

Guiding Your Children to a Bright Future
By Gigi Schweikert

Howard Books

Copyright © 2004 Gigi Schweikert
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781416533733

Introduction

I'm a Mother and I'm OK -- I Think

Every night after I scrub four kids (and sometimes the dog), read

just one more story, give four extra kisses, fall into bed, and recognize

that the man next to me is my husband (I usually only see

him as I whiz by, so he looks different when he's not blurry), I

close my eyes and ask myself, “Was I a good mother today?” And

a little voice inside of me says, “What do you think?”

To be honest, I'm not always sure. If exhaustion has any direct

correlation to good parenting, then I'm at the top of the class

most days.

Actually, if moms were to receive a report card each quarter, I

think mine would read:

Full of Love. . . . . . . . . . . . A

Prone to Crankiness . . . . . C

Good Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . C

Organized. . . . . . . . . . . . . Incomplete

Willing to Learn . . . . . . . . A

Am I a good mother? I know that when I relax and stop comparing

myself to others, I feel more confident about my role. I'm

not perfect, by any means. I'm not always the best mom I can be.

But I'm always trying -- and that's got to count for something.

In the pagesthat follow, I want to share with you some of the

lessons I've learned about being a mom. And the first lesson is

this: in every child, there is a perfect little angel. As moms it's our

job to draw these perfect little angels out -- to teach them how to

be who they really are. It's our job to teach them how to fly.

I've discovered that we don't have to be perfect moms to do

this. We just have to love our children unconditionally and be

willing to learn. We just have to try.

The next time you look at your child, tell yourself, “There are

wings in there somewhere.” Your perfect little angel is meant to

soar! You just have to get those wings to start flapping.



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Meet the Author

Gigi Taylor Schweikert is a national authority in early childhood education. As an expert in this field, Gigi has managed corporate childcare centers and their educational programs for over eighteen years. Gigi was the Director of the Early Childhood Education at United Nations in New York City and was also the cable television host of Today's Family. She also presents national, state, and local workshops for parents, teachers and corporations. Gigi lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children.

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