MORE THAN SAYING…I LOVE YOU
Every child is born a loving being. They don’t know any different. Yet outside influences can erode this birthright of love. Behaviors can eventually develop into unloving behaviors toward themselves and others. Just saying “I love you” doesn’t automatically create children who love themselves. Teaching AND INSTILLING SELF-LOVE is so much more than those three words. There are things that parents can do to counter the “erosion of love” to keep their children’s loving spark alive. Helping children learn to love themselves is one of the greatest gifts parents can give their children!
Dr. Andie’s newest book More Than Saying I Love You: 4 Powerful Steps that Help Children Love Themselves, takes you from newborn to adult and provides the four successful steps that will guide parents on how to instill this valuable skill set into the life of their child. A personally signed copy of this book can be purchased through the website store for $12.95 (plus $3.00 shipping and handling).
It took me awhile to sit down and read this book. I find I need to be in a certain frame of mind to really appreciate a book like this. If I read it when I’m not focused and ready to learn, I won’t get as much out of it. And there’s a lot to get out of this book. Dr. Andie’s book is about her belief in teaching children to love themselves, in order to help them grow up to be people who can love and respect others. Her books starts with a heartfelt essay written by her daughter that was about her mother’s “love yourself” lessons and how they have impacted her as a young adult and throughout her life.
I’m a mother, and I want my children to grow up to be happy and loving people. I want them to love themselves, and I have attended parenting seminars, read books and listened to other successful parents’ advice on positive parenting. I always walk away with something that I want to do differently and this is no exception. Dr. Andie lays out four steps to take with your children to help them learn to love themselves. They aren’t difficult steps, and I believe they will be effective. I am currently working on our own plan, based on her advice.
The is an excellent book that I would recommend to all parents out there.