- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Children's LiteratureA parent, teacher and parent educator reminds parents to trust themselves in this book loosely based on the saying "attitude is everything." Divided into three sections, the book begins by reminding parents of the attitudes that foster the best behaviors, like progress, not refection, opt for optimism, and focus on feelings. The second section, The "Best Things Parents Do," puts these attitudes into practice by using actual scenarios and suggesting how to handle them using your new-found attitudes. Accenting the positive, having an actual discipline plan, really listening to your child and making family a number one priority are actions suggested. Parts three and four suggest ways to handle the stress of parenthood by taking time for yourselves, applauding your successes, laughing at failures and building bridges with other parents. The chapters are short and to the point so you can put the book down and come back to it later. There are words and sayings of encouragement throughout and occasional activities to cement learning. Overall, there's a message that caring for and about children is the most important job we'll ever do. A list of suggested reading and an index are included. 2004, Conari Press, Ages Adult.
—Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.