Self-Care for Mom

The Joy of Letting Go: Releasing Your Teen into Real Life in the Big World

April 30
by Dr. Vicki Caruana


I have two children that I called teens for the longest time. And that time of my parenting seemed to last forever! I love my kiddos but that is a difficult age. Receiving a complimentary copy of the book below from Litfuse Publishing is just what I needed to ‘let go’. I realized I was holding on to my grown children, not wanting them to make their own decisions in fear of them making the wrong one. All I was doing was pushing them away.

I encourage mommas of teens to read this book. Actually as a mother of a 4 year old — yes, I have that much space between my kiddos – I encourage you to start reading it now, at whatever stage in parenting you find yourself.




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The Joy of Letting Go Book Cover The Joy of Letting Go
Dr. Vicki Caruana
About the book:
With readings of encouragement and inspirational quotes, this devotional helps parents prepare their hearts for their children's independence, whether their kids are just starting kindergarten or graduating from college.
Parents let go of their children every day, even in ways they don't realize. The 52 devotional readings within shine a light on all the times readers have loosened their grip on their children and encourages them to continue to let go in life-giving ways. Written by a parenting and education expert, The Joy of Letting Go will comfort and inspire parents in all seasons of parenting.
About the author:
Dr. Vicki Caruana is the author of 20 books and the blog Apples & Chalkdust-named after her bestselling book that has touched the lives of a million educators around the world. Caruana is one of four parenting experts on "Starting Points," Focus on the Family's parenting DVD series. Formerly a public school teacher and a homeschooling mom, Vicki is now an assistant professor of education at Mount Saint Mary College in New York. She lives with her station wagon loving husband, Chip, in Newburgh, New York and has two grown sons in Colorado Springs.
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