Answering Your Kids Toughest Questions by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson
The Honest, Loving Answers Children Need to Hear
What should you say when your five-year-old asks about his dying grandma? Or when your seven-year-old wonders if the devil is real? Or when the sixth graders in your Sunday school class are talking about a tragedy they heard about on the news? When it comes to the dark and tragic aspects of our world, it can be hard to know what to say and how much.
Mother/daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson will carefully walk you through difficult conversations, one topic at a time. Speaking from personal experience, informed by child development research, these two moms offer practical insights and age-appropriate guidance.
Talking about tough topics may not be as hard as you think, and, more important, you’ll see how these conversations can lead to meaningful discussions of God’s unchanging goodness.
This is a really well-written, well thought out book. The authors focus on Christ in giving advice for how we should talk to our kids. There are some tough subjects covered: divorce, sexual sins, and natural disasters, to name a few. Each topic gets it’s own chapter, and is broken down into age-groups, which is nice.
I can’t claim to agree 100% with all of their suggestions, but I do feel that this book provides a great baseline, and that it is a great tool to get conversations rolling…particularly those that are hard to face. Sometimes our kids ask questions that are just plain hard to answer – and this book really helps to give ideas. It’s a book you’ll want to keep on hand to refer back to time and again.
I’m giving Answering Your Kids’ Toughest Questions by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson 4 stars. I really like it.
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Bethany House Publishing. All opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a copy of the book in exchange for this review and post.