Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Review: 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family

I received this book several months ago in exchange for an honest review, and finally found time to read it.


It is geared towards families with older kids, but it is still a great "what can happen during the teenage years" prep book for families with younger children. Rebecca Hagelin has an easy to read writing style, drawing you into the book.

Each chapter or day discusses a different aspect of ways to keep your family together, ways to remind your kids of what and who are important. Headings include Understand How Marketers Target Your Children, Battle the Culture, Not Your Child, and Vow To Be The Paren (Not Your Child's Best Friend). The chapters are filled with solid, common sense advice, advice that is virtually ignored in today's "me-me-me" society.

If you want your family to survive the teen years, you need this book!

This review was written as part of the Catholic book Reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.


  1. I need to read this book. My biggest fear is my boys turn from us when they are teens and never come back.

  2. I am a mom of 3 kids.I've got one who has gone throught the teen years and has come out on the other side, another who is 18, and the youngest who is 12. I speak with knowledge: The teen years are over-hyped! Sure there are issues, but there are issues in every stage of life. If you have loved your children and treated them with respect and taught them well, then you will survive! I'd even bet you will enjoy those teen years...they are coming into their own as adults and it's marvelous to watch!! Don't be afraid...enjoy the ride!

  3. Hi. new to your site, but figured I better comment :) when I saw your post about the sargeant at arms lurking !! I heard this author on Sean hannity's radio show and intended to purchase the book, but then heard it was for parents of teens or, at least, kids older than toddlers. i have an almost three year old. It is good to see your review. thanks. I think I'm ready to buy the book.


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