As a mother we have been given the gift to mold and guide the lives of our children, teach them independence and influence their choices with our example. Sometimes we have the urge to do things for our children so they do not have to, or to make sure it gets done the right way, but we must remember to find a balance of leading them and watching them grow.
This new book Because Your Mommy Loves You illustrates the teaching moments we have daily in a sweet story of a mother and child going on a camping trip. This book illustrates the beauty of the teaching relationship mother have with their children, which is fueled by love– the love that teaches us as mothers to best help our children become healthy and independent despite the urge we may feel to make things easier for them in the moment.
My daughter and I have enjoyed reading this book at bedtime, because it is a sweet reminder to us about this relationship we have. You may learn more about the title at HMH Books online and purchase it online or at a retailer near you.
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About the Book
In this sweet companion book to Because Your Daddy Loves You, a little boy and his mom go on a hiking trip and camp out under the stars. Mommy is as calm and reassuring, but also goes far to foster her son’s independence in an encouraging and loving way. As heartwarming as its predecessor, this read-aloud book is sure to become a family favorite.
About the author:
Andrew Clements is the author of many best-selling books, among them the middle grade novel Frindle. He lives in Westborough, Massachusetts, and can be found at www.andrewclements.com.
About the illustrator:
R. W. Alley is the illustrator of many beloved picture books, including the Paddington Bear series. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island. Visit him at www.rwalley.com.