Posted by: hugapoohlouise | March 3, 2014

Tuck-Me-In Talks with Your Little Ones – Grace Fox Book Review

Grace Fox cover Tucks me InIs bedtime in your house a pleasant experience?  Or does it resemble a hurricane?  Do you children look forward to bedtime or do they try to outrun it?

If you’ve struggled with bedtime as most parents have, I have a book for you.  Let’s take the whine and fight out of bedtime and replace it with memory-making moments brought to us by author Grace FoxGrace wrote a little book called “Tuck-Me-In Talks” and she graciously send me a copy to use with my little girls.  Let me tell you a little secret.  At my house with my youngest child, bedtime was horrible.  I dreaded it daily.  Until I started using Grace’s method for bedtime.  Now my youngest asks soon after dinner if we can go to bed, she is tired.  Oh, thank you.

Grace Fox is an international speaker at women’s events, radio and television guest and the author of several books (Sh… watch out for the next review of Grace’s other book soon here on the blog).  Grace and her husband have three grown children and five grandchildren.  So as a mother of three myself, I was curious how Grace was able to turn bedtime into memory time.  For thirty days I read “Tuck-Me-In Talks” to my youngest daughter, Gabby.

Our children long for our presence in their lives.  The world is spinning so fast in some of our lives that we spend more time with our smartphones than we do with our kids.  That is sad.  I am not judging or condemning here.  I too, have to leave my home, wherein I spent 9 years with my babies, to go to a job Monday through Friday.  I too, have to work each day pouring out the best that I have at a job away from my children.  I too, send my children to school for 8 hours a day.  So I am not judging.  I am just saying.

Grace Fox has provided an instruction booklet to help us connect with our kids without a planned agenda.  A way to make memories before bed so instead of visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads they will end their day with joy.

Grace’s book is very easy to use.  The book is filled with questions you can ask each night to your little one.  By the way, this book is designed to be used with 3 to 8, but my 10-year-old and my 13-year-old loved it.  They climbed into Gabby’s bed with her to listen and add their own responses.  Some of the questions contained within the book are easier than others.  The questions are formulated in such a way that a wide range of children can respond no matter their verbal skills. Some questions will bring about silly responses, some questions will bring serious issues to light, but all the questions will allow us as parents a little glimpse into our children’s mind building a strong connection between mother and child that will last a lifetime.

There are a wide range of topics included within the questions in “Tuck-Me-In Talks”.  Educational, silly, spiritual.  This allows each reader to find the questions needed to engage in conversation with our little one’s.  Following is an example of a question from Grace’s book “Tuck-Me-In Talks”: “How do you think ice cream is made”.  Ask that questions to your child or grandchild and watch the wheels turn within them.  One night we asked this questions of Gabby and we got a serious response, you could tell she had thought on this topic before.  A few weeks later this question came up again, and this time it was a silly response.

I recommend this book, I’ve had so much fun with my girls with it.  I love to watch their eyes sparkle as they formulate their response.  I love the bonding time I am able to spend with them.  I love the fact that bedtime is no longer a battle.  You can purchase “Tuck-Me-In Talks” at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles.  You can visit Grace Fox the author by clicking on her name anywhere within this post.  By clicking on the book title“Tuck-Me-In Talks”you can check out the publisher’s website for more reviews and suggestions.  Don’t forget to check out Grace’s devotional blog.

Until Next Time,

M

DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL PROVIDED:  I received a copy of this book from the Grace Fox, published by Harvest House Publishers for review purposes.  I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.  So please enjoy.  This post contains NO affiliate links.

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