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A Gift from an Angel,
This review is from: From Combat Zone to Love At Home: The Happy Face Token System (Paperback)
When I received a gift of this book, things were going well for me with my 4 children. My eldest was 7, then 4, then 2, and a newborn. The first three are girls, the baby is a boy. My girls were regularly behaving WELL and I felt like I had things pretty well under control. So, I felt sort of aggitated (pride issue) to receive the book because I didn't feel the need for help in parenting and behavior of my children when I received it. I keep adding that important bit of information "when I received it" because, as with everything in life, behavior goes in cycles. I happened to be in a good season of behavior with my children when I received the book.
When my girls began again to have more and more bouts of poor behavior and making wrong choices, I was glad I'd been reading the book even though I didn't think I needed it. I finished it and made my tokens and began using the heaven-designed system of blessing and consequences with my children. I imagined it would work well with my elder two, but wondered if my youngest daughter would "get it". She has!! We've been using the system for a short while now and it is wonderful!
When I read in the book that Debbie's children would say things like, "You're the best Mommy in the whole world!" I, quite frankly, did not believe that would EVER happen for me. Well, I was definitely wrong. It has happened many times already and I look forward to many more!
I'm more relaxed in my roles and duty as Mama and have begun to truly love being a Mom! I'm a homeschooling Mama, too... and I no longer desire time alone as I used to. I would prefer to be among my children than anywhere else I can think of! This is probably not completely a result of the book, but the book and the principles I have applied from it with my children are certainly helping me make quantum leaps in my own development and in teaching/character training of my children!
I've felt that we would have a significantly larger family than 4 children for a while now. Although I've been hoping for the rest of my family to join us for a while, before I received this book I did have some concern about what things would be like with more than 4. I felt pretty confident about 4 because I'm the eldest of 6 and so 4 isn't all that big of a family to me. Now, though, since I've been using the principles taught in From Combat Zone to Love at Home, I don't worry a bit. Seriously! I used to be nervously excited about a large family. Now I'm peacefully excited to meet the additional little ones I feel like I already know! I feel so peaceful about the growth of our family because I know I will be able to continue to mimic the Economy of Heaven in dealing with my children and, by so doing, enjoy consistently good behavior in my children whose behavior will spring from happy hearts!
I feel certain, from my experience of this program already, that I will be able to teach and guide my older daughters to help and think helpfully, which will enable things to run smoothly and well within our home so that our home will be peaceful and happy regardless of how many more individuals we have in it! This book IS and has been a heaven-sent gift to me. It has blessed me in my Motherhood... and my life!!! I'm so very thankful!!!