to help parents foster open communication
with their tweens and teens via the Ignatian
spiritual tradition of discernment, or making
decisions based on God’s will.
Sally and Nathan
Clarkson. Tyndale, Jan.
A mother and her son,
who has been diagnosed
with learning issues,
anxiety, and OCD, share
perspectives on life with
mental illness, and offer thoughts on why
such differences are part of God’s plan.
Getting Past Perfect
Kate Wicker. Ave Maria, Mar.
Journalist Wicker debunks myths and
Pinterest-perfect notions about motherhood
with teachings from Catholicism that
encourage self-acceptance and confidence.
Meg Meeker. Regnery
Meeker, a pediatrician,
definitions of success for
men and women, making
a case for why fatherhood
should be valued as highly as motherhood.
Her previous books include 2006’s Strong
Fathers, Strong Daughters, which has sold
435,000 print copies, per Nielsen BookScan.
If I Had a Parenting Do-Over
Jonathan McKee. Shiloh
From the author of books
including The Guy’s Guide
to God, Girls, and the Phone
in Your Pocket (2014;
11,000 print copies sold
per BookScan) comes a
personal reflection on
fatherhood aimed at helping parents avoid
regret. Chapter titles include “Let It Go” and
Julie Manning. B&H, Feb.
Manning, who suffers from
a life-threatening, incurable
heart disease, shares how
the condition transformed
her into a mother who
finds joy in putting her life
in God’s control. —E;;; K;;;;;
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Kids have issues. We’ve got answers.
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need to know about
your child’s speech
reveals how to save
teens with love,
laughter, and the
science of resilience.
A parent’s guide to
managing it all —
from the everyday
to the extreme.
Many people look to their faith when
tackling the challenges of child-rearing.
This season, Christian publishers
offer titles that combine biblical
lessons with first-hand advice, on issues including raising a child with
special needs and speaking with teens
Greg Popcak. Ave Maria, Mar.
Popcak, a marriage and
family counselor, draws on
his experiences as a father
and incorporates the
recounted in the Sermon
on the Mount) into advice
for modern men.
The Discerning Parent
Tim and Sue Muldoon. Ave Maria, Mar.
Tim, a theologian and professor, and his wife,
Sue, a counselor and religious educator, aim
LEADING BY EXAMPLE
Lela Nargi has written about parenting for
Parents, Time Out New York Kids, Working
Mother, and UrbanFamily, where she was
how to holisti-
rigors of par-
gia Hughes at New World Library says
Gaddis’s book, like other titles this sea-
son, stands in contrast to the ones that
“focus on everything that can go wrong,
piling more stress and responsibility”
onto mothers and mothers-to-be. For the
moment, parenting books have spoken:
the pressure is off. ;