More Than Happy

More Than Happy

The Wisdom of Amish Parenting

Book - 2015
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In the tradition of Bringing Up Bebe and Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, an in-depth look at the practices and principles of Amish parents and how they raise children who are self-sufficient, hard-working, and remarkably happy. The more time Serena Miller spent in Holmes County, Ohio, doing research for her popular Amish novels, the more she began to notice something --Amish children were the happiest children she'd ever seen. Despite not having modern toys and conveniences, they are joyful, serene, calm, and respectful --not to mention whipping up full meals and driving buggies before most of us will allow our children to walk to school alone. And yet, when she started asking questions about what these parents were doing differently, she was startled to learn that happiness is not a goal Amish strive for at all. In More Than Happy Miller uncovers many surprising insights, including the significance of real responsibilities, the wisdom of unplugging from technology, the value of unstructured time to play, the importance of firm rules, and the importance of each teenager's freedom to decide what is best for their future. Full of practical takeaways, More Than Happy shows you how to apply the basic principles and parenting techniques the Amish use, so you can raise happy, well-adjusted kids.
Publisher: New York :, Howard Books,, 2015
Edition: First Howard Books hardcover edition
Description: viii, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781476753409
Branch Call Number: 649.10973 Mil
Additional Contributors: Stutzman, Paul.

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dominiquewaldman
Jul 17, 2018

One of the best books I’ve read on parenting so far! Biblical perspective and insight. Inspirational. And so well written!

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