Ten Lessons for Raising a Houseful of Successful Children
On Sale: May 1, 2008
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"To be a parent is and should be a calling. There is
as great, challenging, or rewarding as raising a child." So says
Über-mom Rose Rock, who has raised 10 children in addition
for 17 foster children in her 40-plus years as a mother.
mother who does not shy away from the hard conversations,
afraid to present strong ideas about boundaries, discipline,
and consequences—and she tells it like it is. In Mama
Rose shares the funny and highly practical lessons she
learned both as
a parent and an educator, while offering strategies for
child to be self-reliant in this world.
with a kicky
blend of maternal spirituality and a "don't mess with me or
get old" sense of authority, the book spotlights 10 vital
tackling a specific parenting issue. From "I Am Your Mama,
Friend," which helps parents regain their authority and
respectful relationships with their children, to "Don't Lie
Anything You Don't Want to Live with Forever," which takes a
approach to the often tricky conversation about sex, each
lovingly explained and bolstered by stories from Rose Rock's own
childhood and parenting experiences. We will also hear from
kids, as they share memories and anecdotes about what it was
grow up in the Rock household.
Rose's heartfelt and
no-nonsense advice—delivered with a dose of wit and homespun
resonate with thousands of parents and will inspire them to
kids right, whether their brood is one child or ten.
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