Sons and daughters tell of their devotion, challenges, and successes in honoring their parents
So many books about parenting. Finally - a book about our parents.
Everyone knows the importance of kibud av va'eim. Honoring parents is one of the Ten Commandments, something that every Jewish child learns in school.
And then we grow up. Of course, we still want to be good sons and daughters. And yet, do we really understand how to fulfill this never-ending mitzvah — as adults?
Do we know how the Torah expects us, grownup children, to treat our parents? What about stepparents or in-laws? What are our financial obligations? How do we balance our own needs, and the needs of our family, with those of our parents? What happens when our parents divorce? Or if a parent has a difficult or abusive personality? Do we have to love our parents?
Rebbetzin Yehudis Samet, veteran educator and author of the classic The Other Side of the Story, brings us a book that is a game-changer; or, rather, a life-changer. It's a tour-de-force that includes:
- More than 170 stories of sons and daughters - of all ages - rising to the challenge of kibud av v'eim
- Strategies and common sense advice on dealing with the sensitive issues of "the sunset years"
- Comprehensive and clear halachos of kibud av v'eim
My Father, My Mother and Me is a must-read book for everyone. Because everyone is someone's child.