Have you ever read a book that was just what you needed in that season of life? This book was that for me.
Back in May 2014, I attended the 2:1 blogging conference in Chicago. I had a fantastic time meeting bloggers and being encouraged in blogging, homeschooling, and parenting with purpose by the speakers.
One of my favorite parts was getting to meet part of the Apologia team. Apologia was very involved in the conference as a sponsor and they were very generous with their books. I came home with several, a few of which to review with you here. This is one that I requested to review and they were gracious enough to allow me a free copy.
I am so, so, so glad to have picked up 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential! I had the privilege of hearing Zan Tyler speak and left encouraged, but when I started this book, it was like I was being washed in encouragement…and a little conviction.
I really can’t say enough about this book, please read it for yourself. Seriously. That said, I will give you my top 7 reasons why I recommend the book so highly.
7 Reasons 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential Rocks!
- God Centered. Like all Apologia materials I have read, God is where He should be. There is a high regard for His written word and much encouragement to seek God’s will and truth.
- Personal. I love Zan’s writing style. The tone is conversational, like you are sitting down with a godly, Titus 2 woman who knows how to relate to you.
- Relational. The first five tools she profiles are all based in having a solid relationship with your child. It is from that foundation that you can implement the tools that cultivate your child’s potential. I think this is so very important.
- Experience. Zan and her husband have been there, done that. They have raised their 4 children and walked out these principles, not perfectly, but with commitment over 30 years. I respect that.
- Practical. Zan gives practical tips for implementing these tools in your child’s life, but provides no formulas for creating perfect people. That’s quite refreshing.
- Timeless. When you base your philosophy on the Word of God, your principles tend to withstand the test of time. This is a book I will be reading again. In fact, I have already started.
- Legacy. There is a section at the back that is titled “Notes From My Children” that is exactly that. To me, this is the proof in the pudding, so to speak. Her children’s words speak volumes.
Please don’t take my word for it, pick up 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential by Zan Tyler and be encouraged in your parenting.