I always find amusement in the stories or articles I read about how no one truly lets a parent “in” on the fact that parenting is going to be the most challenging job ever experienced. Thank goodness it comes with so many rewards along the way, even if they are small ones. Like my 3 year old daughter informing me this weekend and I quote “I do not wish to sell you and get a new Mommy. I like you and will keep you.” Who knew shopping for Moms was even an option? She must be demonstrating her early creativity skills as a leader!
However, I think we can all use all of the help, advice and suggestions we can get. In fact is there any greater recipe to exchange amongst friends and families than the recipe about how to build strong, compassionate teens/college students/kids who will go on to be strong leaders in whatever field they choose?
I thought I would share a Book Recommendation for all Moms out there who are working hard to build and raise strong daugthers! There’s a new book written to help foster dialogue between mothers and daughters! “Leave Your Footprints Along the Way” helps you share your hopes, values, and life’s lessons with your teenage daughter. Written as a workbook, this book helps you discuss these important topics in an easy to use format. And proceeds from the book are being donated to ‘the girl effect’ (www.girleffect.org).
Author, Carolyn Viens knows a lot about leadership having worked for a major international corporation for many years all over the world. However she put a stop to her international career to focus on that most important job 100% of her time, parenting. In doing so she was inspired to write her first book about how to have those all important conversations between Mothers and Daughters. For those of us with sons out there, do not worry she is also working on a important guide as parents of boys as well.
For more information, or to order, visit www.carolynviens.com. It is a great gift to give to yourself and other teen Moms out there!