The Joy of Letting Go

The Joy of Letting Go

The Joy of Letting Go: Releasing Your Teen into Real Life in the Big World (David C. Cook, April 2017)

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.

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  • As parents of a mentally challenged adult child, letting go has been a problem for my husband and I. Cutting the apron strings and allowing her to continue the journey as the grownup she is has been painful at best. A

  • A great read full of practical tips, examples, and inspiration to keep on keeping on.

  • Each of the 52 devotionals begins with a quote, a story and small lesson/takeaway, a “Thought Poke” which is a question to reflect on, and then a closing Scripture. They are extremely short (about 2 pages) and can be read in just a couple minutes. They were mostly applicable to older children, 18+, but many applied to younger teens as well. I did take away some good thoughts from this book. However, it was just missing a little something. I was expecting a more religious book, I guess, considering it was a devotional. I didn’t really get much from this book in regards to spirituality, it was mostly focused on school, college, jobs, money, etc.

  • I really loved reading this book. Even though my children are still very young I can turn to this book for when things get tougher through the years. I loved how the author shared inspirational quotes and encouragement.

  • Buzz4Mommies says:

    I have always said that my whole job as a mom is to put myself out of a job. To raise our kids to be independent, healthy, happy, and have a personal relationship with Christ. This is such a wonderful Devotional from Vicki Caruana. As you can see from my picture above I literally didn’t want to let it go!

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