by Joanne Kraft
"Mom, you're so mean!" Do you struggle to instill loving boundaries and become discouraged when your child doesn't like you for them? Let The Mean Mom's Guide inspire you to dig in and stand your ground when parenting gets tough-because a mean mom isn't always the mean you think it means.
The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids encourages overly nice "marshmallow" moms to instill a few much-needed boundaries. It motivates parents to stand their ground when childrearing is tough, most especially when a child doesn't like them for it.
Covering parenting from preschool to high school, each of the four sections highlights topics specific to each age. Scripture is weaved throughout as a continual reminder of God's truth, and "Mom 2 Mom" quotes at the end of each chapter are filled with heartfelt transparency from dozens of moms who lent their own experiences to encourage the reader. Mean moms encourage openly, love passionately, and know full well being called mean by her child is oftentimes a compliment.
Joanne Kraft is a self-proclaimed mean mom. A favorite speaker at women's conferences, Joanne travels around the country encouraging women and igniting hearts for Christ. Her articles have been published by Today's Christian Woman, In Touch, P31 Woman, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and more. She has appeared on CBN, Focus on the Family, and Family Life Today, along with many local news stations. Joanne and her husband live in Franklin, Tennessee, with their four children. Lifelong Californians, the Kraft family said "Yes!" to a God-sized adventure and took a cross-country leap of faith. They have happily traded soy milk and arugula for sweet tea and biscuits.
Dimensions (inches): 8.5 x 5.5
Weight (pounds): 0.7