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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing; 1ST edition (April 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596985682
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596985681
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #745,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

Your Family Can Be Stronger...
Your Kids Better Protected...
And You Can Do It in 30 Days

As a parent, you know the challenges against you can seem overwhelming. While you're trying to raise thoughtful, considerate, innocent children, popular culture seems to want to turn your children against you. Schools sometimes seem less places of learning than bazaars where your children are sold bad language and surly attitudes--or worse, drugs and sexually transmitted diseases. Your own day is stressful and hectic--and you worry that you're neglecting your children. And you sometimes think there's nowhere to turn for help.Now there is. Rebecca Hagelin's 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family is the guidebook every parent needs, laying out 30 practical actions--concrete, doable steps you can implement one day at a time--to restore peace in your home and reconnect with your children.

In 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family, Rebecca Hagelin--a mother of three, as well as a syndicated columnist, author, and specialist on family, culture, and media issues--provides a guide for parents who want more than mere encouragement; who want a practical plan: with realistic goals, specific actions to take, and a clear path to achievement. In 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family, you'll learn:

* What to say to your teen as you pass Victoria's Secret in the mall
* How to make a clothing contract with your daughter
* How (and why) to write a letter to your child
* How to slow down your life--and your child's--so that you can enjoy your time together
* How to fight the culture--and not your child
* And much more

Raising your child should be a joy, not an uphill battle that leaves you frustrated or in tears. Rebecca Hagelin's 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family is a parent-tested guide to help you succeed in the most important responsibility you have--raising happy, responsible, well-adjusted kids.

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Praise For 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family

"Rebecca Hagelin's book clearly maps out ways to lovingly guide your children to finding purpose and courage in today's world. She challenges parents to remain active in protecting our kids' innocence and growth. She has armed me, and will arm you, with the strategy and grace to save your kids from the `cultural norm.'"
--Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Co-host, ABC's "The View""Parents need help, and not the sort of help that comes from books and speeches that are long on meditation and reflection. They need practical ideas to do real things to protect and serve their children, and that's Rebecca Hagelin's specialty. This is a book that will change how you parent your children--for the better and immediately."
--Hugh Hewitt, New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated talk-show host

"Rebecca Hagelin's book provides a series of bold, radical, and refreshingly practical recommendations for bringing parents closer to their children. With a popular culture that seems perversely determined to divide the generations, she shows a way to protect your family--and to win your children's hearts in the process."
--Michael Medved, National talk radio host and bestselling author of The 10 Big Lies About America


More About the Author

Rebecca encourages you to visit her website, www.HowToSaveYourFamily.com, where you can sign up to receive her free weekly e-newsletter designed to help you strengthen your relationship with your children, grow their faith in God, and equip them to tower above the pop culture. The newsletter also outlines the "Culture Challenge of the Week" and provides practical tips on how you can fight back. You can also e-mail Rebecca at Rebecca@HowToSaveYourFamily.com

Rebecca Hagelin has championed the pro-family message in both Washington and around the nation for some 25 years, educating parents and civic organizations on how to understand the media culture and its affect on families. She is the President and CEO of Rebecca Hagelin Communications and Marketing, LLC. Her company specializes in talk radio ad buys, comprehensive communications, public relations and marketing services, as well as education on the media industry. Hagelin is also the Senior Communications Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. Her weekly column for The Washington Times, "How To Save Your Family" appears on Mondays in both the online and print editions of the paper. She also writes a weekly column that explores social and cultural issues for Townhall.com, PatriotPost.US, Crosswalk and other Web sites and newspapers around the country.

She is the author of the acclaimed book, Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture That's Gone Stark Raving Mad, published in 2005 by Thomas Nelson, and 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family which quickly became both an Amazon and Washington Post best seller when it was released by Regnery Publishing in April of 2009. She speaks around the nation to civic, educational, business and religious organizations about the critical role active parenting plays in helping children dissect and challenge the damaging messages of the pop culture.

Hagelin served as Heritage's Vice President of Communications and Marketing from 2002-2008 where she expanded the organization's communications, public relations and marketing practices into a 21st century media world where blogs and Web sites compete internationally with traditional newspapers, magazines, radio and television in a constant 24-hour news cycle. Hagelin also employed modern marketing techniques in her information strategies, making the Heritage "brand" recognizable and successful in specific target audiences that include the media; civic, government and educational leaders; and conservatives around the world. Hagelin is the executive producer of Heritage's first high-definition broadcast quality documentary entitled, "33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age" and is the architect of Heritage's 2008 national radio campaign with Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham and the 2009 partnership with Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh.

Hagelin has more than 20 years of experience in developing and executing comprehensive public affairs and marketing strategies. In the 1990s, she began a consulting business where her clients included numerous non-profits, elected officials and businesses. She has also served as vice president of communications for WorldNetDaily.com, a "fiercely independent" news site that specializes in the investigative reporting of government waste, fraud and abuse. She joined the company in 1998 as communications director and was promoted to vice president after only six months because of her outstanding work product and strategies.

Hagelin began her career in 1983 as public relations director for the Center for Judicial Studies and Benchmark magazine. In 1986, she joined the national management team of Concerned Women for America as director of communications and oversaw the development of the organization's first national PR efforts, trained volunteers and spokespeople in public relations techniques, and served as one of the organization's primary spokespersons.

In 2006, Concerned Women for America named her one of the nation's "Top Ten Evangelical Women," and in 2007 the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute named Hagelin one of the 12 "Great American Conservative Women." She serves on the board of directors/advisors for many family related organizations and is active in her church. She is also a senior editor of Salvo magazine, a new publication that challenges young adults to think critically about the destructive/false messages of today's culture.

She has been a commentator for Salem Radio Network and a guest co-host of "Point of View" as well as a guest host for Washington, DC's 630 WMAL radio, an ABC affiliate. She is the author of numerous articles published nationally and is a veteran of hundreds of radio, television, newspaper, and magazine interviews, including numerous appearances on every major television network.

Hagelin is a 1983 cum laude graduate of Troy University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast/Journalism and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences. In high school, she hosted her own daily radio show on a 100,000 watt radio station in Florida. She attended college on a full scholarship, hosted a weekly college television show, and was a member of seven honor and leadership societies. In 1995, she was named Troy University's "Outstanding Alumnus in Public Relations" by the School of Journalism. Rebecca and her husband, Andy, have two sons (who are both Eagle Scouts) and a daughter. They live in Arlington, Va.

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R. Cooper
Rebecca Hagelin offers fun, practical, and very workable ideas for parents wanting to raise positive, productive and secure kids!
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This book is a "must" read for parents.
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By James M. Kushiner on April 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover
What I most love about Rebecca Hagelin's book--besides the very practical, hands on, parent- and kid-tested suggestions and resources--is her infectious upbeat attitude, a can do, positive joy in shouldering the difficult responsibilities of parenting. Children are gifts, but we in our downbeat culture, are filled with unrelieved worries about things, material things. What Rebecca gives the reader is a bracing reminder that, hey, this is all about people we love, and let's enjoy and make the very best of the hard times and the good times--they both teach us lessons and build character. As the great fourth-century John Chrysostom reminded his packed church, material things are on loan from God; what we take with us beyond earthly life are virtues and character and the fruit of such a life. Help for struggling parents and children is here in her book.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By R. Cooper on April 7, 2009
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In today's culture, even the best parents can wonder how to give their children the best practical ideas to stay thoughtful, considerate and safe. But for young parents especially, this book is a God send. Raising a child today is full of more speed bumps and pitfalls than probably any generation before us. And when the children are at school, they are constantly being offered incentives to stray from their moral upbringing. I have given this amazing and easy step-by-step guide to strengthening your family to every expecting friend, and young parent I know, in the hopes that it will do what it did for me: offer me real hope, optimism, and fresh encouraging ideas to bring my family closer together. Don't buy one copy, buy TEN! And give it to all of your friends. Buy 50 and give it to your church group, boy scout parents, soccer moms/dads, etc. because you'll find that your fellow parents are facing the same issues you are, and developing that network of support is a blessing unto itself.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Newberry on April 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The 4:8 Principle: The Secret to a Joy-Filled Life

This powerful book will no doubt help you raise emotionally healthy, responsible, well-adjusted kids. 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family has great ideas AND it's highly practical. There are 30 chapters organized so that it's easy to read a short chapter every day for the next month. Think about it...One great idea can change your family, but with Rebecca's new book, you'll have 30 plus to choose from and implement. And each of her chapters is a manageable action step that you can put into practice beginning immediately. You'll also find a ton of resources to help your family build their faith and their relationships with each other. Reading this book will equip you to have a much greater influence in shaping your children's future...and by extension, the future of our country.

If you're looking for rock-solid family and parenting advice from someone who knows the truth, this book will serve you well. You won't find wishy-washy answers, filtered through the lens of of political correctness, just hard-hitting, common sense ideas (that aren't so common) rooted in timeless principles.

I especially encourage you to share this book with the parents of your children's friends!
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Shana Kluck on April 7, 2009
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One of my favorite chapters is 20- Establish a Family Tradition of a Daily Quiet Time. As a homeschooling mom, I'm looking forward to implementing this into our daily schedule.

I also appreciate chapter 23- Set Clothing Standards for Your Daughter That Reflect She is to be Respected and Admired for Who She Truly Is. So many other books I've read have taken on a very hard-line stance on how "modesty" is defined, leaving little room to take into consideration personal taste. Rebecca is more practical in her approach. When she goes shopping with her daughter the rule is "We both have to like it."

This is by far one of the most practical and easy-to-read books on parenting that I've read- and I've read dozens. I can honestly recommend it as a must for any parent
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jo Ana Starr VINE VOICE on April 9, 2009
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Anyone who is considering having children will benefit greatly by reading this book ! One of the best things about this book is that the author makes it simple with her one day at a time approach to parenting.

In a time period when most households have working parent(s) who commmute 1-2 hours daily, who work 8+ hours away from home, and who return home to kids who need parental attention and support, this book is a godsend. In these stressful times, the author has written a book that teaches parents how to create a happy, loving home environment that nurtures everyone who lives there.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mary A. Abell on May 14, 2009
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It's a good book about family life and family issues. The hurdle is to get family members to read it and then to apply it. It's a well-thought-out book. Too many families are in distress and need this kind of counsel. How do we get them to read it or listen to it?30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Marianne Clyde on April 8, 2009
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Rebecca Hagelin offers fun, practical, and very workable ideas for parents wanting to raise positive, productive and secure kids! Her writing is real and from the heart. When I was a young mom, I wish I had had a list of useful, easy to do and practical suggestions such as this book offers! I have sent a copy to all my kids that are parents, so my family can still benefit from her timely wisdom!
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