You Are Their Lighthouse

Parenting Guidance for a New Age (Gowith-In)

Non-Fiction - Parenting
100 Pages
Reviewed on 10/20/2020
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Reviewed by Kristy Volchko for Readers' Favorite

You Are Their Lighthouse: Parenting Guidance for a New Age (Gowith-In) by Jill S MacDonald is an enlightened approach to parenting to help guide parents to understand the bigger picture and navigate through family struggles in a more positive, balanced way. Children choose their parents before utero while in the soul-state of being, connect, and then arrive through you for their physical earthly experience. What an important connection that is! How many parents get lost in the day-to-day details and forget what they intuitively know deep down? This book is designed to support you through the sometimes overwhelming challenge of parenting, gain insight into you and your child’s relationship, and provide the necessary tools to become the kind of intuitive, understanding parent you may have always wanted to be.

You Are Their Lighthouse: Parenting Guidance for a New Age (Gowith-In) by Jill S MacDonald is a positive, heartwarming, encouraging read for parents who want to do better without placing so much negative pressure on themselves. I’ve always thought that children choose their parents before they arrive here on earth and that the responsibility of parenting is a gift and a miracle. I love the way the author reminds us that yes, parenting can be challenging but also a beautiful, unforgettable journey. There are so many wonderful tips inside this book and Jill S McDonald using the lighthouse as the metaphor is absolutely perfect. Well-written and well-researched, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of calm between these pages and I’m sure many (new and seasoned) parents will benefit from reading You Are Their Lighthouse: Parenting Guidance for a New Age. Five stars!

Asher Syed

You Are Their Lighthouse: Parenting Guidance for a New Age by Jill S MacDonald is a non-fiction parenting book and part of the GoWith-In series, preceded by the first book, Awareness. Clarity. Power. MacDonald focuses in this guide on the health, mental, and spiritual well-being of the parents themselves alongside their children. She offers a more universal approach to parenting and what it means to be the person responsible for the young souls in their care, a foundational method called the Parenting Paradigm. The crux of this is understanding that the best way to parent is to do so with good intent, an open heart, and an open mind. Needs vary by child and life stages just as they do with parents, with all the diversity of personality and feeling we experience outside the home as well. Parents and children are partners on the same team with no firm one-size-fits-all way of life for any parent, child, or family.

It was incredibly refreshing to read You Are Their Lighthouse. Jill S MacDonald writes with such a warm and friendly voice that it feels like a friend sitting on the couch with you, chatting over a cup of tea. She inspires and encourages, which is the complete opposite of the 'do this, don't do that' guidance most of us were stuck with before people began to open up to MacDonald's way of living. My favorite part is on creating harmony, an exploration of adapting to the child, understanding them, and turning our point of view inward to accept what they are offering instead of an outward point of view where we mean only to shape them into replicas of ourselves. There is a lot of fantastic guidance in this compact book, but it offers more value than anything I've read in a long, long time.