The Struggle is Real: Modern Parenting


The Struggle is Real: Modern Parenting is the proud recipient of the 2017 Bronze Award, Print & Design from Creative Awards

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Throwing temper tantrums. Swallowing indigestible items. Coloring on walls. Breaking expensive things. Going over data limits. Sound familiar? At one point or another, you’ll have to face a stubborn, uncooperative child and attempt to bend him or her to your will. That’s when you know that the struggle is real.

As a 21st century parent, you try to figure out which tactics to use out of the many you’ve heard of, including those shared by your parents, your friends and parenting experts. At this point, you’ll try almost anything. Drs. Paul Meier and Alicia La Hoz understand the struggle of raising holistic children while taking into account their development, personality, and social and emotional growth. In this book, they share insights based on research and theology to help you:

  • Raise confident children
  • Foster your child’s spiritual growth
  • Motivate your child
  • Provide appropriate discipline
  • Help your child cope with their feelings and emotions
  • Know when to seek professional help for mental health concerns

Think of this book as a guide for navigating through your toddler’s, teenager’s or young adult’s emotions and behaviors. You’ll learn how to turn the struggle into a success. You and your children will be all the better for it.


  1. Bill Ferrell

    The Struggle is Real is filled with great advice on relevant topics. Parenting is an amazing adventure and yet one we learn on-the-job. I am a father of adult children and a grandfather. This is the kind of resource that I want my children and their peers utilizing. I highly recommend listening to as many of these broadcasts as possible. It will help make you a better parent.

  2. Ashley

    Dr. La Hoz and Meier have weaved together research, psychological studies, and personal anecdotes into a book that exudes credibility. While some parenting books seem to focus heavily on anecdotes or go in the other direction and are dense with studies and research, The Struggle Is Real seamlessly blends both of those elements together.

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