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Posted May 15, 2013
There are 3 types of parenting books that I¿ve read: the boring,
There are 3 types of parenting books that I’ve read: the boring, the pointless and the ones written by Kathy Buckworth.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
My wife and I love our kids more than anything. We want the best for them, we want them to be happy and we want them to grow up to live successful, exciting and fulfilling lives. That’s the dream anyway.
But while we’re nearly killing ourselves trying to be Super Parents, let’s face it… most of the time what we really want is for them to eat their vegetables, to get down off that chair, to stop bothering their sister / brother, to go to sleep and stay there and to please… please… please learn to use the potty. That’s not the stuff of dreams, but certainly describes our reality.
We know we’re not perfect. We want to be but sometimes we find ourselves completely overwhelmed and at a loss of what to do. Most parenting books we’ve read make us feel like absolute dirt that our toddler isn’t writing symphonies and our baby isn’t performing brain surgery. Not Kathy’s.
Kathy gives you permission to be normal, practical parents with advice that makes sense and works. Her clear, fun and honest approach feels more like an encouraging coach or best friend giving you some pointers rather than a lecture on how to raise a socially awkward prodigy and that’s exactly what we needed.
This is by far her best book yet for not only content but also for style. Her intelligent wit, elegant charm and no holds barred self-depreciating humour make the book an enjoyable read. She speaks to you from the heart and with a good mind to send you to your room if you don’t listen!