Item description for Give Them Wings by Carol Kuykendall...
Overview Practical approaches for helping parents of children who will soon be leaving the nest.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1998
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 1561796727 ISBN13 9781561796724
Availability 0 units.
More About Carol Kuykendall
Carol Kuykendall is director of special projects at MOPS International. She is the author of four books including Five-Star Families: Moving Yours from Good to Great; and the coauthor of five more, including Real Moms, What Every Child Needs, and Children Change a Marriage. A popular seminar and retreat speaker, Carol also writes for Guideposts and Daily Guideposts, and her articles have appeared in Reader's Digest and Parents magazines. She has been a guest on Focus on the Family and Family Life Today radio broadcasts. Carol and her husband Lynn have three children and three granddaughters. Carol and Lynn live in Boulder, Colorado.
Carol Kuykendall currently resides in Boulder, in the state of Colorado. Carol Kuykendall was born in 1945.
Spanish Language Biography: Carol Kuykendall es director de proyectos especiales a MOPS International. Ella esta la escritora de muchos libros incluyendo Loving and Letting Go ( Queriendo y Dejandolo Ir) y A Mother's Footprints of Faith ( Las Huellas de una Madre de Fe). Su articulo se ha publicado en numerosas revistas incluyendo Guideposts, Guia Diaria, y Digestion de Leedores. Carol y su esposo, Lynn, tienen tres hijos y tres nietas. Carol y Lynn viven en Boulder, Colorado.
Reviews - What do customers think about Give Them Wings?
Great Read for Launching Your Teen Sep 2, 2008
I read this book only about a month before my son left for college across the country. I was feeling anxious, melancholic and woefully unprepared. It's not that I didn't want my son to be wildly successful in his adult life, but I was struggling to reconcile my hopes and dreams for him versus my protective and cling-y motherly nature knowing I would miss him terribly. This book was exactly what I needed. It not only empathized with what I was feeling but helped me to think differently about this season of life. There is life after the children leave, and here are thoughts and perspectives (much of it Biblical) to think about during this sensitive time. Bottom line: This book was a great comfort to me. I recommend this book for anyone who has teenagers...the earlier you read it the more helpful it is. The book also addresses a number of life skills that parents may not (wish to) think about until the teens are practically out of the house (e.g. managing money, facing peer pressure to experiment with drugs and pre-maritzl sex, self-discipline in study habits, personal living habits living in a dorm, etc.) In the back of my mind, I thought I had so much time to teach my son about all these. But the time went by so fast and all of a sudden he was leaving for college. This book helps you to prep your teens early for this big step of leaving home for college, military service, getting married or just moving out of the parent's home.
Excellent Advice for Parents! Mar 1, 2008
This book is packed with practical advice for parents whose children will soon be leaving the nest or have recently left. Without claiming to have all the answers, Carol sprinkles real-life examples from her family throughout the book, giving some excellent insights as to how she implemented her own advice in her family.
Some parents may have a hard time letting their young adult children grow up. This book shows how the gradual shift from a child's dependence to independence can take place with a minimum of conflict when parents step back and let their young people take responsibility for their actions and decisions, while still being supportive and loving.
Carol shows how it is not necessarily "rebellion" when a young person does things differently from the way his parents do, but these actions are probably just signs of that young person's trying to become more independent. Do we really expect our children to be duplicate copies of ourselves? No; we want them to grow up and be independent. Carol brings out the fact that young people need to be free to try their own styles, not be crammed into a mold.
Having four children ages 17-21, my husband and I found this book to be an excellent resource. We highly recommend it!
Great food for thought, as a parent Aug 18, 2006
Carol Kuykendall provides good insights as she warmly recounts her experience in supporting her teenagers transition through high school and into college. Many suggestions are based on how God loves us, which of course is a great model for how we can love our teenagers. (Many of us act like we are teenagers in responding to God!) "Give Them Wings" has been very helpful for us to think through the changes, understand how our teenagers think and feel, how we might be feeling, and to adjust accordingly. Nicely written. Not a detailed manual but it isn't meant to serve that purpose (I ordered another book for that)
Great insight for dads and moms. Sep 18, 2005
This book helped me to understand the thoughts and emotions of my son, a Senior in High School better. Also, it put to rest some of my fears and concerns of him going off to college. Knowing what to expect and not to expect is very helpful.
I should have read this book years ago! Jan 14, 2001
Parenting a teenager is difficult. The relationship is easily strained. You want them to fly high and strong when they leave the nest. Carol gives many helpful suggestions through examples of her own experiences. A must read for parents of children at any age.