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A short overview of my book, ‘When I was your age’
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‘When I was your age‘ is based on the foundation of building Biblical bridges with our daughters and sharing in the wonderful adventures that beckon. It opens a secret door for mothers to share their own stories, heartbreaks and life lessons with their daughters while bonding at a very crucial time.
It is a uniquely written, sacred journey between a mother and her daughter written in the form of an interactive devotional diary. It includes 13 #MILESTONES# in the journey, each chapter providing inspirational scriptures with personal insights and a short biographical story about the author and her own candid struggles and set-backs in life.
Young girls are often left to navigate their own way into adolescence, through a changing and awakening body. Searching for a sense of self. Very little counsel, if any, is given for the journey into womanhood. Every young girl stands at the forefront of her rite of passage leading into womanhood. How she perceives her past will greatly determine her future. This book is about breaking those barriers and unveiling the truth about life, love and everything else.
This is the time to write your forever song together!
How to fully utilize - ‘When I was your age’
I am delighted to welcome you, into this exciting new phase of your lives.
May each page inspire you both, to work towards a bond reinforced with love.
The purpose of my book is to create a conducive environment in which mothers/guardians are both encouraged and given tools to move towards a more authentic relationship with their daughter. I present you, a journal that can lead to a thousand beautiful conversations. This journey was not designed for your daughter alone, she will need you, – mom – to access the fundamentals of each #milestone# to explain the concepts, mental illustrations and side notes.
- Free, downloadable activity sheets have been added to the website for your convenience, should you decide not to use those allocated in the journal. By doing so you can create your own activity file and make as many copies as you desire.
- Each chapter consists of stories, activities, a section to make notes and memories together. Utilize every space, share your own adventures and remember to laugh along the way.
- I would recommend that you (parent) first, study the section on your own, decide on the life conversations you want to focus on at each #milestone# and then prioritize a time frame. A week per segment should be sufficient.
- Journaling together might seem strange at first but be persistent and consistent. Work diligently through each stage with empathy, compassion and intent.
(Remember, your daughter will know straight away if you are not fully present).
The #milestones# were created to lovingly, introduce your daughter to life, love and everything else, in a pure and gentle manner.
This is the time, to be bold, to tell the truth. But most importantly – BE REAL. Learn to be ever present – look each other in the eyes. Hold your daughter’s hands, hug her more. Listen to her fears. Don’t fool yourself in thinking you will ‘fix or invest in your relationship’ when she is older, when she understands better… By then it might just be too little, too late to wind back the clock. Don’t allow another precious moment to pass-by without telling her how much you love her!
Activity Sheets - Download
For your convenience, we have extracted all the activity sections from the book, should you wish not to write in the book itself.
Be as creative with these sheets as you’d like – why not create a memorable scrapbooking file with these. Click on the image below to download your set.
Questions or Comments
I would love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments about the book or certain sections.