What do you tell your children when they ask about a dying grandparent, the reality of the devil, or acts of violence on the news? Offering age-appropriate guidelines on how much to share and when, Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson teach you how to answer kids’ questions in ways that point back to the truth of God’s love.
Kids are full of questions. Any parent knows this. Everything thing from “Why can’t I eat dirt mom?” to “Why can’t I wear my winter coat when its 90 degrees outside?” Everyday parents are questioned. Sometimes those questions are deep and thoughtful. That is where Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson’s new book Answering Our Kids Toughest Questions may come in handy.
There are many normal questions that can come from children of all ages. For example:
1. Why Do People Die?
2. Who Is Satan? What Is Hell?
3. Why And How Do Some People Sin Sexually?
4. Why Do People Get Divorced?
These are just a few of the questions Fitzpatrick and Thompson tackle. I loved the fact that this was a mother daughter teaming up and using their wisdom together. To have such a strong mother daughter relationship is one I hope to continue to have with Chief.
The answers were given with Biblical references. They don’t give you just a blanket answer. They break it down for different age groups. Fitzpatrick and Thompson always explain that even for that age group you know your own child and must determine their maturity level. I believe their answers were thought out and very well done but again you know your own child and must determine how you will answer them.
I also liked the summary at the end of each chapter as well. While this book doesn’t provide answers to EVERY question like “Why can’t I wear underwear on my head?” it does give a good basic foundation to some of the harder questions that can pop out of our children’s mouths unexpectedly.
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Bethany House
I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.