Reviewed by Maria Victoria Beltran for Readers' Favorite
Messages to My Son by Fanny Webb is an illuminating collection of life lessons that a mother wants to impart to her son. This slim volume is rich in wisdom learned from experience, from childhood to senior adult, and contains a wide range of topics. The chapters include If I knew Then What I Know Now, Parenting Basics, Generate Your Own Wisdom, Don’t Ever Stop Learning, Map Your Spiritual Journey, and many other pertinent topics. Written as a letter to her son, each of these topics is discussed in a way that is easy to understand. The wisdom of experience in this compilation is undoubtedly a priceless gift.
Fanny Webb’s Messages to My Son is a book every parent and child should read. All of us go through life’s stages unprepared for its challenges, and it’s every parent’s wish that their child will find happiness and success. However, it’s also a fact that many children don’t listen to their parents and insist on doing it their way. Hence, this book will be a perfect gift for them. Fanny writes with the authenticity of one who has already experienced life. Messages to My Son is also helpful to parents as it can be used as a guide in raising children. I love that the book opens with the chapter on If I Knew Then What I Know Now since it provokes the reader to read on. It is an easy read, and at times it sounds familiar. Your parents may have tried to impart some of these guidelines already but reading it in Fanny Webb’s words sounds more credible. I highly recommend this book to readers of all ages!