The book, “The Winning Family: Increasing Self-Esteem in Your Children and Yourself,” by Dr. Louise Hart, is one of those older parenting books that is just a classic. I have a copy from when I first started attending La Leche League meetings in 2001, and have kept this book around ever since.
The Preface to the book by the author presents the idea that children provide us opportunities to grow and that parenthood will stretch us, there are a variety and diversity of families – many forms, many sizes – but the best thing we can do is confront and heal the issues from our own childhood. This takes time and energy, but is so well worth it.
I love when the author writes, ” This book can be helpful for any person, from any type of family, who is ready to let go of dysfunctional patterns and reach for health, joy, and satisfaction; who believes that everyone can be a winner in his or her own right and that no one has to lose out.”
We can help our children with rules for family living, how we communicate, how we influence our children, how we set the tone in our family while yet acknowledging the vary different temperaments, personalities, and degrees of extroversion and introversion present. We are the experts on our own family!
I invite you to grab a copy of this book and read through it with me. You can find used copies on Amazon or another bookseller or through your local library. It is worth it to take the time to develop and begin anew.
Won’t you join me?
Blessings and love,