Being a parent is a lifetime job. No one kws that more than Eddie Marie Durham, mother of three adult sons. In her guidebook filled with practical parenting advice, Durham shares t only her personal experiences but also poetry, scripture, and quotes in order to help parents find their way down what can be a very challenging road while raising children in today's world. Durham, a retired elementary school teacher, has always relied on God's guidance and her family values to carry her through difficult times while parenting her children. Guided by these principles, Durham leads others chrologically through her experiences, both good and bad, while offering wisdom and encouragement to other parents that will help them respect one ather, talk to children about expectations and consequences, carry out discipline, allow children to grow and mature, be active with children in all facets of life, and lean on their faith for strength. While Being a Parent shares time-tested advice from a blessed mother that will help other parents attain the greatest reward in life: mentoring a child into a productive, loving adult.