This isn't that parenting book. You know, the kind that makes you feel utterly inadequate and convinced you’ll probably mess up your little humans.
As author, speaker, and mom Betsy Kerekes is here to tell you it’s not about being a "better" parent, it’s about being a happier parent. Not when your kids are older, not when your kids are easier, but right now. Today even.
And it’s possible, with a little laughter.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll discover in Be a Happier Parent or Laugh Trying:
- You CAN be a happier parent
- What a good parent is (and how to be one even when you don’t feel like it)
- How to actually have fun with your kids
- Defusing tantrums doesn’t require a PhD
- Discipline is not a dirty word
- When kids tidy up, something amazing happens (besides seeing your carpet again)
- Wrangling kids at Mass is totally worth it
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About the Author
Betsy Kerekes is coauthor of 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person and 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage. She has contributed articles to Aleteia, MercatorNet, Catholic Lane, Catholic Exchange, Catholic Mom, The Southern Cross, and Creative Minority Report, and has been a frequent guest on Catholic radio nationwide. Kerekes is editor and director of online publications for the Ruth Institute. She home-schools her children and writes about her experiences in motherhood at parentingisfunny.wordpress.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Being a Happy Parent 13
Chapter 2 Being a Good Parent 21
Chapter 3 Having Fun with Children … Even Your Own! 29
Chapter 4 Tears and Temper Tantrums - What to Do When Your Kids Are Crying Too 39
Chapter 5 The Dreaded D-Word - Discipline 51
Chapter 6 Cleaning Up 59
Chapter 7 Teenagers 67
Chapter 8 Keeping the Faith 79
Chapter 9 Children at Church 87
Chapter 10 On Intercession and Happiness 93
Appendix I On Miscarriage 101
Appendix II On Infertility and Impaired Fertility 105