PERFECTION AS A PARENT – IS IT POSSIBLE? REALISTIC? CONCEIVABLE?
If Perfection were an actual place, like a city or town, would there be one clearly marked exit on the road there? One that would result in you winding up in a specific location with a plethora of other perfect parents?
Would this Path to Perfection be smooth and straight? Or would it be curvy, bumpy, and fraught with detours?
More importantly, would anyone actually be there when (or if) you arrived?
Join author, Dawn Thomas-Cameron, as she explores the answers to these questions and more!
As a (non) perfect parent of three children ranging in age from three years to 23 years, Dawn is still continuing her journey along her Path to Perfection. With such a range of ages in her children, Dawn’s parenting method morphed and changed over time. This book is a compilation of stories from her life experience
The Path to Perfection is broken into three main sections: Things That Could Have Been Done Differently, Things I Handled Like a Rock Star! and Pearls of Wisdom. This book is sure to evoke your emotions as you travel along your Path to Perfection.
Editor of The Art of Being Alive (written by her late husband, Jason Cameron), Dawn has written various short stories, articles, blog articles and is currently the editor of The Busy Signal, Unifor Local 1-S’s newsletter. She won an award with Young People’s Press for her short story, Fleeing Gerald. She resides in Canada with her children.
|Publisher:||Creativity with Dawn|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
As a (non) perfect parent of three children ranging in age from three years to 23 years, Dawn is still continuing her journey along her Path to Perfection. With such a variety of ages in her children, Dawn's parenting method morphed and changed over time. There are no official awards for being a parent; but the unofficial ones are plentiful-like watching your children grow into responsible, caring, empathetic adults.
Editor of The Art of Being Alive (written by her late husband, Jason Cameron), Dawn has written various short stories, articles, blog articles and is currently the editor of The Busy Signal, Unifor Local 1-S's newsletter. She won an award with Young People's Press for her short story, Fleeing Gerald.
This book (the first-and assuredly not the last-Dawn has published) is the culmination of 23 years of experience as a parent, experience in communication and leadership skills (courtesy Toastmasters) and past writing on a variety of topics.
Table of Contents
Amazingly We Survived!
Wandering for Hours on End
There Are Children in Other Countries ...
Right and Wrong
Part 1 - Things That Could Have Been Done Differently
Let Her Cry
Television IS a Great Babysitter
Electronics ARE Great Babysitters
Why You Should Not Let Your Kids Believe in Santa Claus
Call My New Spouse "Mom" or "Dad"
Just Being Dumb
Throwing Teddy Bears
Holidays after Divorce or Separation
Rules for the Sake of Rules
You're Wearing What?
Marshmallows versus Brick Walls
Child Protective Services
Part 2 - Things I Handled Like a Rock Star!
Playdough Made From Scratch
Planned Parenthood Classes
Sex Ed—New Generation
In My Days …
Spaced Out Children
Ask the Other Parent
High School Trip
Making Responsible Choices
Easter Egg Hunts
Christmas Presents Spy Game
Girls Can't Be Truck Drivers
Help Me Fix My Car
Making Songs Out of Anything
Wheels on the Bus (Semi-exhaustive version)
Make up Lyrics
Change up Lyrics
Rock a Bye Baby
Dance Like No One is Watching
Can I Have a Bunny?
Calgary Bus Trip
Bribing with Broccoli
Part 3 - Pearls of Wisdom
Friend Versus Parent
Dealing with Violence
Sam and Dean
To Flu Shot or Not to Flu Shot
Parenting Through Divorce
Divorced Versus Single Parenting
The Sanctity of Marriage
Babies Having Babies
Turn the Television/Computer Off
An Author in Training
Cat to The Rescue
Our Last Road Trip
Whispers from the Universe
Providing After Death
Stupid Ads (YouTube)
The (Power) Struggle is Real
Present Moment Mindfulness
Cheerleading and 6-packs
Generational Gap—Definition of Sexy
To Moustache or Not to Moustache
Paying for Chores
Financial Know How
An Average Day in the Life of a Parent
It's Okay to Not Be Okay
One Foot Forward
If I Could Do It Again …
About the Author