Friday, August 15, 2014

Book Review: Answering Your Kids' Toughest Questions

As a reviewer for Bethany House, I choose titles that fit my interests and needs.  When I saw Answering Your Kids' Toughest Questions, I knew that I needed to read it.  As both a parent and an educator, I face challenging "why" questions from kids every day (well, my son hasn't quite entered that stage, but he will), and I need to feel prepared.  Authors Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson take a rather strict biblical approach, but I do appreciate that they level responses for preschool, ages five to ten, and ages eleven and up.  While I know that my answers to questions about divorce, especially, will be different than the authors', I appreciate that this title provides a good starting point for how to frame my response when, not if, my child starts asking questions about the big, wide, world...well, questions beyond whether or not the dog is capable of carrying a shark (spoiler: she can't). 

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