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Sunday, September 13, 2020

About the Book

Book:  W!se Parenting
Author: Drs. Gil and Dana Stieglitz
Genre:  Christian Living
Release Date: August 15, 2020
Let’s face it—parenting is hard!
In fact, many parents agree it’s the hardest job they’ve ever had to do. Did you know there are specific reasons why some families do well and others come unglued? Wise Parenting: Creating the Joy of Family offers parents in all stages of parenthood the six essential ingredients that successful and joy-filled families all seem to have. This is more than just another parenting book—this is a book of hope, as well as a practical guide for success in some of the most difficult parenting areas.
For over three decades, Dr. Gil Stieglitz has worked with countless parents and teens involving family issues. He began to see a pattern emerge between families who “did it right” and the absence of that pattern in families who came apart. He, along with his wife, Dana Stieglitz, put this pattern into practice while raising their three daughters. Today, they share an uncommon depth of relationship and joy with each of them. Now they are passing this pattern on to you, so you can create a truly enjoyable family.

Click here to get your copy!
I remember the day I had my first child and thinking “Now what do I do?” My husband and I were all alone with no help so off we went to our home as new parents. Boy were we scared with this new responsibility. Many years later, I laugh at our many mistakes we made but through it all we have been blessed with three amazing sons. 
This book is one I wish I had all those years ago. It is chocked full of helpful information and encouragement. Children need stability and a deep relationship with their parents. God gave us our children to nurture, love and guide. It is something I have never taken lightly. I liked how the book has scriptures that you can read to help you as you go through raising children. 
The authors talk about The Six R’s of Wise Parenting and breaks each one down into their own chapter. Each one builds on the other and I found them to be easy to follow. Children  need boundaries and as parents we need to show them the Godly way to live. The book talks about routine and I loved this chapter. We need to be consistent in our discipline and have a united front as parents. It is also important to have a time where you pray with your  children. I found it helpful to pray as a family every night before bed. 
One of the main goals is to be loving, patient and available. Children will make mistakes, and as parents we need to correct them in a loving way. We want them to feel comfortable enough to come to us with anything. I loved the subject about forgiveness. We want to teach our children to forgive in a Godly way. I also think it is important as parents to ask forgiveness from our children when we make a mistake. I know first hand how powerful it is to hear a parent say “I’m sorry. Will you forgive me?” I had to swallow my pride and ask forgiveness from my children one time and the freedom I felt was undeniable.
The book has many guidelines and suggestions for parents. Some of the suggestions may not work in your family but overall the book is a tool that could be helpful in some areas. 
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion. 

About the Author

Dana Stieglitz has a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Samuel Merritt University. She works as Nurse Practitioner in a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation practice located in Sacramento, CA. Together, they have raised three beautiful young women who exemplify the Six R’s in their own unique ways. For more information and to check out their other books, visit or

More from Dana and Gil

I can remember thirty years ago, when my wife and I had our first child, we picked up a mentor couple who was there to guide us through the first few years of the parenting process. Their guidance and support made all the difference in our parenting, helping us to be more confident in loving, directing, and guiding our baby daughter.

As our other two girls were born, we went to more parenting workshops and gathered more mentor couples. We also read, studied, and devoured all that the Scriptures had to say about the parenting process, especially the book of Proverbs. Another time, when my sister thought I was being too strict with the girls, she recommended a wonderful book that was helpful to us. All the different advice these mentors gave us and the various resources they offered were invaluable. We would have been lost without their help, not knowing what to do in so many situations. It really does take a village to raise kids wisely.

I am confident that God will guide every parent if they are looking for His wisdom. I am hopeful that my collection of all the wisdom we received over the years, and the scriptural underpinnings, will help you in the stretching, delightful, marathon-process of parenting your children. We truly did have a great time. Our kids were not easy but they were wonderful. And just so you know, we actually did have a staff meeting every week to talk through the six key R’s to try and stay ahead of our kids. I hope that this book acts like a gentle encourager on your parenting journey.

Blog Stops

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, September 13 (Author Interview)
deb’s Book Review, September 13
Texas Book-aholic, September 14
Inklings and notions, September 15
Stories By Gina, September 16 (Author Interview)
For Him and My Family, September 17
Locks, Hooks and Books, September 18
Artistic Nobody, September 19 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Ashley’s Bookshelf, September 20
Adventures of a Travelers Wife, September 21 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, September 21
Sara Jane Jacobs, September 22
Spoken from the Heart, September 25


To celebrate their tour, Dana and Gil are giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a set of parenting books!! (including W!se Parenting)
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Great review! Sounds like a book we could have used years ago!

  2. This sounds like a good book. I am really looking forward to reading it.

  3. Thanks for sharing your great  book and for the giveaway too.

  4. Thank you for sharing your review and the book and author details, this sounds like an extremely helpful read and I wish that it had been available when I was a new parent.