Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Your Family Constitutuion by Scott Gale with giveaway

Your Family Constitution Helps Busy Parents to Create Manageable Family Structure

Just in time… a formerly stressed-out dad’s perspective provides a common-sense playbook to reach family harmony. As today’s parents cope with scores of competing obligations and responsibilities, raising kids with good core values is an extreme challenge. Combine this perpetual struggle with the effects of technological distractions, societal lack of discipline, and failures to communicate, and it is not hard to understand why so many parents throw up their hands in defeat and accept mere survival.
Author Scott Gale refused to settle for chaos. Instead, he designed a powerful tool that allowed him to alleviate family challenges through the thoughtful application of clarity, consistency and commitment (the “3Cs”). Your Family Constitution tells his story and provides a step-by-step process that parents can follow to balance schedules and produce time they never before had, improve family communication, relieve pent-up frustration, and wrap healthy boundaries around core values; applying rewards, consequences and accountability standards to maintain them.

A stressed-out parent downloaded the first chapter and replied, “You are easy to read, easy to understand and easy to identify with. It seems that intentional parenting has gotten lost, and you’ve provided a blueprint for creating a family with positive family values, ideals and rules to live and grow by. So, thanks for your courage to detail your own experience and offer personal insights for the benefit of frustrated, busy and untrained parents.”

Scott Gale is an author and instructor at University of California Irvine. His passion is helping families communicate and re-connect in spite of today’s hectic lifestyle and increased demands. Scott’s new book, “Your Family Constitution: A Modern Approach to Family Values and Household Structure,” inspires readers to increase togetherness and progressively improve by leveraging clarity, consistency and commitment.

For more information on his book or to learn how to create your customized Family Constitution visit: or e-mail: .

My Review:

Parenting can be a challenge. In this day and age-where the family seems to be coming and going, and no one knows what the other is doing-communication plays a big part in the family. Each family is different; what works for one family may not work for the next. Mr. Gale was at the end of his rope when he came up with the idea of a family constitution. In his book he shares details of what a Family Constitution is, explains why it worked for them and gives step-by-step process of how you can make one for your family. This book is not real long and is easy to read and understand.

Read author interview here.

Read some tips from Mr. Gale on how to create effective boundaries and inspire cooperative behavior in your household here.

Now for the giveaway. The author has graciously provided two copies of his book to be given away on my blog. I will draw two names from all that leave a comment answering the question.
What is your family's favorite activity to do together? I'd love to hear from you. US residents only please. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. I will draw two winners on Nov. 14th.

The first rule must be followed before you can get extra entries below.

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES: see the following and be sure to leave a separate comment for each
(These can only be done if you've done initial entry above):

1. Become a Follower of my Blog - left sidebar (let me know if you already do) ~ 1 entry

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3. Blog about this giveaway, with a link to my blog and come back and leave the link to your blog post. (Post 3 separate comments) ~ 3 entries

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6. Did you come from my other sites Lighter Side or The Treasure Box? if so add ~ 2 bonus entires

Please US residents only. Be sure to leave a way for contact if you are the winner. Drawing will be held on Nov. 14th.

Goes to winners

Shawntele & Charity

This book was provided for review by Virtual book tours.
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Shawntele said...

Right now our favorite activity is playing Wii games together, especially Brain Academy!

Shawntele said...

I am a follower. :)

Shawntele said...

I forgot to leave my email :(

Charity said...

Our favorite thing is to have Sword Drills. Basically Bible quizzes:) Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!!

Charity said...

I am a follower.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. We love to play basketball as a family. Lori
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Charity said...

I am also going to subscribe right now:)

Charity said...

I also just came from the Treasure Box.

Shawntele said...

Thank you so very much Abi and congratulations to Charity!