Welcome Full-time Mothers!
Have you ever had someone ask you the question, “So what do you do?” and when you reply, “I’m a mom,” they fidget? They don’t know whether to offer their condolences, or ask “what you used to do,” or find out what your hobbies were before you had kids.
You need to know that your work as a mother matters, why your work matters, and what matters most in your work. When you’re exhausted from kids waking in the night, and frazzled from their fussiness, (even if there is no one else questioning your vocation) you need reminders – particularly literary reminders – of the importance of your work. It is no overstatement to say that you are laying the foundations of civil society.
As a full-time father, I’m keenly aware of the expectations put on you. When acquaintances find that I can cook and my house isn’t a dump, they shower compliments. Yet I have never seen the same praise given to a mother for cleaning and cooking. I understand that your work is hard, is often undervalued, and is only one dimension of the social expectations placed on you as a woman.
A Manifesto for You
I have written this book for you to do two things:
- To validate your truly critical role in forming your children, and
- To paint a picture of flourishing that frees you from unrealistic expectations
You need to know that your labors in mothering matter – not only for your children, but for the flourishing of your community and society. You need to see the big picture of the formation of persons so that you can focus your talent and energy on those things that really matter, and be able to freely let go of the less important things.
Specifically, by reading this book, you will:
- Understand the lifelong impact of early home life on your children
- Recognize the power of early brain development for your children
- Identify the four key developmental areas that you influence
- Focus on the three critical levers for promoting healthy development
- Have a template for assessing your strengths and weaknesses, and a plan for establishing the habits that you desire
Because The Apprenticeship of Being Human:
- Provides an overview of the nature and rate of human brain development
- Offers a simple, compelling metaphor that captures the power of relationships
- Displays the power of stories in forming children for learning and life
- Establishes your role as a parent as foundational to flourishing communities
Are you a mommy blogger? I offer:
- Custom giveaways for your audience.
- Audio/video interviews on parenting, early ed, character formation, habits, and stories.
- Guest posts for your audience
- Webcast seminars
Want to use it for your parenting group or book club?
Contact me for volume discounts.