I am working on a book that will be published in 2009 by Harvest House. (Yippee and Praise God!) It’s titled “When Your Child Hurts” and I’ll be addressing common, everyday hurts that children face every day. The book will help parents help their children now, and equip them to deal with life’s challenges in the future. Another goal for the book is that parents will be helped as well – since I have discovered that I have the potential to turn into an over-protective, primeval cave-mama when my cubs are hurt, plus I get all mixed up with my own painful memories of being hurt as a child – not the best for them or me.
My plan is to include the stories of parents who have experienced God’s wisdom, and have made good decisions that have helped their child(ren). I’m looking for very practical tools to give parents. So what has worked for you? Either as a parent or as a child whose parents did something right?
Would you be willing to share the story with me? (I can change names if that helps). I have included a list below of the topics I’ll be addressing. I’m even open to adding another chapter or two if I’ve missed something.
If you would like to share your experiences, and help other moms and children, please send me a note, and let me know a bit about your story. If the story involves your child, please speak with him or her and make sure they are okay with the story being published. I’m sure you would do that anyway. As someone who often writes about her children, I’ve learned the importance of getting their approval before sharing with the world.
Here are the different topics the book will cover:
1) Dealing with Disappointment
2) Repelling Unkind Words/gossip
3) Overcoming Fear
4) Managing Stress
5) Beating Loneliness
6) Dealing with Bullies
7) Redefining Failure
8) Addressing Physical Appearance
9) Bringing Hope out of Grief
10) Differentiating righteous anger from sinful anger
11) Investing in strengths not weaknesses – when natural ability isn’t enough
12) Overcoming Insecurity
13) Prevailing over physical handicaps
14) Taking control of learning and emotional disabilities
15) Mending the broken hearts from broken homes
In His Love,