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A Book Review: Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops by Jacqueline Pirtle

“Make well-feeling a priority for you because it spreads to your children, filling every single cell of their whole being – body, mind, soul, consciousness – with goodness, and it returns that high-for-life energy to you like a boomerang.”

Jacqueline Pirtle’s Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops, is a beautiful book filled with wisdom and heartfelt understanding. It’s an inspiring and insightful new way to examine your relationship with your child and yourself, encouraging you to take more enjoyment from the everyday.

Pirtle’s three pillars of parenthood, The Harmonious Dance, It Is Never the Child, and The Love Cycle of Parenting ensure that your parent-child relationship is successful by laying a strong foundation built on love and recognition of each person’s individual spirit.

Pirtle begins the journey with pregnancy and encourages a new mom to see herself as a " host for a precious soul." Her spiritual perspective is a refreshing departure from the ordinary. She continues with this theme well into childhood, engaging the energy of the universe as the force in your relationship.

Once the child is born, there is a focus on the interactions between the child and parent. Pirtle encourages parents to look at their children as unique individuals who are here “not to impress anyone, anything, life itself, or you-but to be BE themselves and only to BE themselves.”

However, she encourages parents to enjoy their own lives as well, because happiness is infectious.

Pirtle’s beautiful perspective on parenting is a delightful read. Her expertise as a holistic practitioner and healing arts teacher shines. She will leave you wanting to be the best version of yourself and provides simple steps to make changes into your parenting style. You will come away from it refreshed and energized. It is inspiring and will help you embrace the beauty in the every day.

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