Kids! There is a never-ending list of challenges, triumphs, and yes, failures that come with having kids.
I wouldn’t trade them for anything, which is fortunate since I have already traded-in sleeping in on Saturdays, peeing alone in the bathroom, and being able to eat without most of it being stolen right off my plate.
I read a TON of parenting books.
Most take me forever to get through
– reading without interruptions –
add that to the long list of trade-ins when you have kids!
Parenting books are often long. Lots of information is repetitive. The writing is boring!
8 simple tools for raising great kids by Dr. Todd Cartmell does a great job of circumventing all of these common issues encountered with reading parenting books.
This book is short (196 pages), offers 8 distinct non-repetitive tools, and each section opens with an entertaining vignette that reinforces how each tool is applicable in daily family life.
Lots of books about parenting focus on the kids. Most books explain different ways to try to manage bad behavior.
This book puts the focus back on the parents and what we can do to model good behavior.
If you want to be an excellent example for your kids and build a strong relationship with them and are encountering some struggles, this book is a great resource!
The 8 simple tools for raising great kids discussed in this book are:
Since parenting (especially when there is an infant in the mix) can leave you devoid of memory retention, there is also a summary of tips at the end of the book as a quick refresher.
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I am a mom of three kids all of whom love to seek my attention at the most inconvenient times and I have still managed to work my way through this book in under a week.
Some of the ideas are presented in other books, but rarely in such a simple, straight forward and easy to digest format.
This is a great book of tools to have in your arsenal.
Having a rough day with the kids? Not feeling like parenting is going according to plan? Grab this quick reference and find inspiration and encouragement.
Kids are a challenge. Worth every sacrifice. This book is great teacher on how to make sure you and the kids are enjoying your family journey.
Read it? What did you think?