Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Expectant Parents by Suzanne Gosselin
Expectant Parents: Preparing Together for the Journey of Parenthood || (Focus on the Family, October 2014)
Many books focus on prenatal development and the health of a mom-to-be. While Expectant Parents does touch on important issues of pregnancy, its core purpose is help expectant parents understand key issues related to the arrival of a new child in the home, offering practical assistance as they prepare themselves for long-term family success.
It’s often said that babies don’t come with an instruction manual. This book actually provides parents with information and practical steps for writing their own—as they work to create the kind of home and family they choose to build. This includes strengthening their own marriage relationship, setting plans and expectations for parenthood, increasing communication, and preparing for the new stage of their family life that is just ahead. Ideal for first-time parents, this book would also be helpful for couples wanting to explore and prepare for the emotional, physical, and spiritual life changes that come with the arrival of any new child into the family.
My opinion: Even though I do not have children of my own yet I found this book to be really insightful and enjoyable. I really enjoyed how Mrs. Gosselin had a different approach to preparing for a baby by talking about the emotional and even spiritual side of preparing for a little one. I really appreciated the authors honesty and humor.
I think this book would make an exceptional gift to anyone who finds themselves preparing for a little bundle of joy.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.