Parenting Is Your Highest Calling . . . and 8 Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt (Giveaway)

January 19, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under books, reviews & giveaways

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is Veronica G.
Congratulations!

Thanks to Pure Publicity, I had the opportunity to review Parenting Is Your Highest Calling and 8 Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt by Leslie Leyland Fields.

FROM THE BOOK

Through a close look at God’s own life as a parent as well as stories from real-life families, Fields highlights the transforming biblical truths that release parents from the grip of mistaken assumptions. Fresh, provocative insights will lead you to a deeper understanding of God and yourself–an understanding that lifts the weight of guilt and fear and frees you to love your children as God intended.

MY REVIEW

Like any other mom, I’m constantly worrying  if I’m raising my children in the right way. Is it my fault if they’re not happy? If they’re naughty, is it a reflection on my parenting skills? Is there something wrong with me when my kids make me so angry that I don’t even want to be in the same room as them?

Well, thanks to Leslie Fields I now know that not only are these feelings normal but it’s also common.

In “Parenting Is Your Highest Calling”, Fields discusses various myths that a lot of parents get caught up in believing to be the truth.

My favorite chapter was Myth 4: Good Parenting Leads to Happy Children. I, for one, admit that my children are not always happy. Sometimes they want things that they just couldn’t have and they were not happy about it. However, as a parent we usually know what’s best for our children and sometimes our kids don’t see things the same way. I agree that being a parent and making the right choices for our children will not always be the popular consensus but one day they’ll look back and realize that it was all done in their best interest.

PURCHASE YOUR COPY!

Parenting Is Your Highest Calling and 8 Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt is available at Amazon.com for only $11.19. Get your copy today!

WIN IT!

I have a copy of this book for one very lucky person. To enter:

  • Stop by Leslie Leyland Field’s website before midnight, Jan 28th and check out the 9 myths that her book covers.
  • Then come back and mention in comments which myth you’re most interested in reading about. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email on Jan 29th.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Leslie Leyland Fields.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to everyone world-wide! Good luck!

Kailani

Comments

91 Responses to “Parenting Is Your Highest Calling . . . and 8 Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt (Giveaway)”
  1. Yvonne Butler says:

    I want to read all of it. Myth#6 is my pick “You represent Jesus to Your Children-How we trap Ourselves in a Role We weren’t Meant to Play” I have heard the phrase, “You may be the only Bible Some People Read” and that statement is so in some cases but not your children. I you make mistakes and then are guilty in front of them that makes no sense. You feel like you have let God and them down. If children don’t see and UNDERSTAND mistakes they can’t grow. They need to know that your are not perfect but are striving to reach that goal of the high calling of Christ Jesus. I am intrested in reading this one especially. I know I didn’t raise my children the right way and in hindsite I see this. I would like my children and grandchildren to understand the correct Biblical way. Thank you for reviewing this Book and the giveaway.

  2. Yvonne Butler says:

    I am a e-mail subscriber.

  3. Mama Zen says:

    I’m interested in Myth #3 - “Parenting is Your Highest Calling!”

  4. angela says:

    Successful Parents Produce Godly Children” - The Danger of Making Too Much of Us and Too Little of God
    This one interest me entirely. I am very interested in this as my children are still growing I am very interested in finding out what the book says about this myth

  5. angela says:

    subscribe to feed

  6. angela says:

    button is on the sidebar of my blog
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  7. angela says:

    I blogged about the giveaway
    http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2009/01/giveaway-book.html

  8. Linda says:

    Please enter my name in draw.I am a subscriber.

  9. Pam K. says:

    I’d love to read this book and learn more about “If You Find Parenting Difficult, You must Not Be Following the Right Plan” - Learning to Rely on God Rather Than Formulas. As parents, we all need help.

  10. Pam K. says:

    I subscribe.

  11. Alicia Webster says:

    I am interested in the myth that says “If You Find Parenting Difficult, You must Not Be Following the Right Plan”. As the mother of a three-year-old, a two-year-old, and a ten-month-old, I have found parenting to much harder than I thought it would be. My husband feels the same way. It always seems like everyone does it so easily as we struggle along.
    Alicia Webster

  12. Karen Gonyea says:

    I would love to check out “If you find parenting difficult, you must not be following the right plan.”

  13. MaryBeth @ FourSillySisters says:

    Myth #5 is my biggest guilt… I sometimes forget to rely on God instead of formulas! Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. MaryBeth @ FourSillySisters says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  15. MaryBeth @ FourSillySisters says:

    I’ve got your button on my sidebar.

  16. Andria says:

    This looks great. I would be most interested in Parenting is Your Highest Calling” - How Pursuing God First Frees Us to Love Our Children More. I think that I lose sight of that. Thanks for the chance.

  17. Beth says:

    I’d really like to read about Myth #3 “Parenting is Your Highest Calling”. Being at home with my son all day, it’s easy to begin thinking that this is my sole purpose in life…forgetting that God may have other plans for me as well.

  18. Beth says:

    I am an email subscriber!

  19. joanmurraycefalu says:

    The myth I’m most interested in is the one that says everything that goes wrong with a child is automatically the mother’s fault! Book sounds great, hope I win:)

  20. susan varney says:

    Parenting is Your Highest Calling” - How Pursuing God First Frees Us to Love Our Children More. I think that I lose sight of tha

  21. Denise says:

    If You Find Parenting Difficult, You must Not Be Following the Right Plan. It’s always difficult no matter what I try!

  22. Anne says:

    I would be most interested in reading the “Myth #1
    “Having Children Will Make You Happy and Fulfilled” - Discovering God’s Real Purpose in Giving Us Children.”

    Thanks so much, this looks extremely interesting.

  23. Anne says:

    I’m a subscriber to your blog!

    Thanks

  24. Sue S. says:

    I’d be interested in reading about “Having Children Will Make You Happy and Fulfilled” - Discovering God’s Real Purpose in Giving Us Children” myth.

  25. Sue S. says:

    I’m also a subscriber.

  26. Sue S. says:

    I blogged about your giveaway on my blog. Check me out. http://www.dealite.blogspot.com

  27. jane jakins says:

    the most imp job ever

  28. Francine Anchondo says:

    Myth #5 “If You Find Parenting Difficult, You must Not Be Following the Right Plan” - Learning to Rely on God Rather Than Formulas is the one I am intrersted in reading thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Francine Anchondo says:

    I am a subscriber

  30. christopher h says:

    definitely myth #1 - Having Children Will Make You Happy and Fulfilled” - Discovering God’s Real Purpose in Giving Us Children

  31. valerie m says:

    myth #1

  32. valerie m says:

    subscriber

  33. valerie m says:

    button
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  34. amandasue says:

    Myth #4 “Good Parenting Leads to Happy Children” - Exchanging Shallow Hopes for God’s Deeper Purposes. This sounds like a great book, thanks for entering me!

  35. Judith says:

    I’d like to read about “Good Parenting Leads to Happy Children”.

  36. Christina G. says:

    I’m most interesting in hearing about Nurturing Your Child is Natural and Instinctive” - Why Biblical Love is so Difficult to Live Out. Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Christina G. says:

    I subscribed to your feed.

  38. mannequin says:

    Myth number 7. You will always feel unconditional love for your child.
    Not when I’m crying because he hurt me and I come to the realization that I am a human being with feelings.
    At those times, I want to wring his little neck. Later, sleeping in his bed cuddled with his dog, the unconditional kicks back in. :)

  39. mannequin says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  40. mannequin says:

    I blogged it!
    http://fracturedtoy.blogspot.com/2009/01/twelve-giveaways-on-web.html

  41. mannequin says:

    Here’s your cute little button!
    http://fracturedtoy.blogspot.com/2005/12/blogs.html

  42. Kathy Conley says:

    Myth #1 - Having children will make you happy and fulfilled!

  43. Miranda Allen says:

    Myth #2

  44. Dina says:

    Successful Parents Produce Godly Children.

  45. Dina says:

    Subscriber.

  46. Tarasview says:

    I’d love to read about the “Successful Parents Produce Godly Children” myth!

  47. Tarasview says:

    I’m a subscriber

  48. Tarasview says:

    Your button is on my sidebar

  49. Susan Smith says:

    I’d really like to read about Myth #3 “Parenting is Your Highest Calling

  50. Laura says:

    “If you find parenting difficult…” looks interesting, but so does the rest of the book. It looks great!

  51. Cortney says:

    “If You Find Parenting Difficult, You must Not Be Following the Right Plan” hits me in the heart. It’s something I struggle with often.

  52. sandra kao says:

    i’m most interested in reading Myth #1: “Having Children Will Make You Happy and Fulfilled”

  53. Annmarie says:

    I’m very interested in reading further about Myth #8: Successful Parents Produce Godly Children. This is a topic that we’ve been discussing a bit in our own household recently and I would be interested in learning Ms. Leyland Fields point of view.

  54. Annmarie says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  55. haley says:

    I’m interested in Parenting is your highest calling myth!
    Thanks, looks like a much needed read!

  56. Samantha R says:

    I would love to read about myth #4 - “Good Parenting Leads to Happy Children

  57. Shae says:

    I am interested in reading the whole book…and I would like to know most about Myth #5
    “If You Find Parenting Difficult, You must Not Be Following the Right Plan” - Learning to Rely on God Rather Than Formulas

  58. Shae says:

    I am a subscriber

  59. Shae says:

    Your button is on my sidebar

  60. Debbie Criss says:

    With all my kids would love to win. Please enter me, thank you

  61. Julie says:

    Having children will make you happy and fulfilled.
    After years of infertility, I expected being a mom to “cure” everything.

  62. Julie says:

    I have your button

  63. 1stopmom says:

    I am very interested in reading more about You Will Always Feel Unconditional Love for Your Children” - How Our False Ideas of Love Burden Us With Guilt.

  64. 1stopmom says:

    I blogged about the giveaway here http://1stopmom-contest.blogspot.com/2009/01/9-parenting-myths.html

  65. 1stopmom says:

    I have your button on my sidebar :)

  66. Melanie says:

    “Nurturing Your Child is Natural and Instinctive”

    Interesting.

  67. Tasia says:

    I want to read more about “Good Parenting Leads to Happy Children”! I need all the advice I can get!

  68. Rosanne says:

    Most interested in reading the 4th myth “Good Parenting Leads to Happy Children” - Exchanging Shallow Hopes for God’s Deeper Purposes

  69. Rosanne says:

    I’m a subscriber

  70. Amy Tucker says:

    I think I want to read Myth 9 “God approves of only family design.”

  71. Carolyn D. says:

    Myth #8
    “Successful Parents Produce Godly Children. I struggle with this one the most!

  72. Carolyn D. says:

    I have your button on my blog!

  73. Kim says:

    this myth interests me: If You Find Parenting Difficult, You must Not Be Following the Right Plan”

  74. Kim says:

    I subscribe!!

  75. Erma says:

    I’m most interested in reading Myth #1. Thanks for the chance to win.

  76. Ed Nemmers says:

    Myth Number 4

  77. Sharon C says:

    Myth #7
    “You Will Always Feel Unconditional Love for Your Children” - How Our False Ideas of Love Burden Us With Guilt
    is the myth I am most interested in.

  78. Diana D says:

    Favorite myth is ” you will always feel unconditional love for your child”. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

  79. c. clemens says:

    looks like a good book, “Successful Parents Produce Godly Children”. Is the one im interested in reading.

  80. D Johnson says:

    Sweet

  81. Jason Lawless says:

    “If You Find Parenting Difficult, You must Not Be Following the Right Plan” is the myth I would be most interested in.

  82. Veronica Garrett says:

    I am interested in reading Myth #9 ” God Approves of Only One Family Design-Why God is not Limited by Inperfect Families.”

  83. Donna K says:

    Myth #1 “Having Children Will Make You Happy and Fulfilled” - Discovering God’s Real Purpose in Giving Us Children.

  84. Donna K says:

    I am a subscriber.

  85. Donna K says:

    I put your button on my blog.

  86. Lily Kwan says:

    The myth I’m most interested in reading about is “Having Children Will Make You Happy and Fulfilled”.

  87. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your feed.

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