I am currently reading the Parenting Book by Nicky & Sila Lee and I must say it has been a very refreshing read. I do the bulk of my reading during my commute to and from work which averages 2 hours every day and I alternate between various books and monthly magazines.
However, because of the brilliant, easy-to-read way that Nicky and Sila have approached this book, I find myself looking forward to the days I’ve scheduled to read it.
What I love about the book:
The funny illustrations that usually draw from the issues being discussed on the page.
Nicky and Sila break up sections of the book to insert their personal stories.
Helpful lists are presented in a text-box format in many chapters making them easy to find later
Chapters end with a ‘Pause and consider’ list which leads the reader to actually apply the lessons discussed to their own personal situation.
One thing I’ve learned:
I tend to intervene in every fight and squabble between my kids but in the book, the authors encourage parents to allow kids settle their fights and disagreements and only intervene if things are getting out of hand e.g. they are getting physical. Letting them settle issues on their own teaches them skills they will need to interact and resolve conflict with people in the outside world.
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