In her guidebook Be the Best Mom You Can Be, Marina Slayton discusses how to tackle various parenting issues while living in a culture that often isn’t kid-friendly. The author focuses on a wide range of key topics, from helping your child deal with stress to setting up safeguards to protect against internet dangers. One of my favorite parts of the book was when Slayton talked about choosing different schooling options for children, and I enjoyed reading about her experience homeschooling her son Daniel. I also really liked the questions Slayton included in the section about building a shared family vision. (e.g. “What are the core values that bind your family together?”)
The book is full of Christian elements, and Slayton weaves in many interesting stories throughout the book, relating not only to her own parenting experiences, but also the experiences of others. Most importantly, the book emphasizes the importance of showing your children how much you love them; Slayton reiterates that it is love, and not material things, that will truly make a difference in the well-being of your children.
I received a review copy from BookLook. Be the Best Mom You Can Be is available here on Amazon.