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"Brilliant. . . . It's OK Not to Share is an enlightening book that will make you take a second look at everything you believe."
"Did you read the title and think, what the heck? Me, too. Not only did I read it to figure out the title, I underlined about a third–it's that good."
–Melissa Taylor, ImaginationSoup.net
"What an amazing book! [Shumaker] challenge[s] the parenting myths and fallacies that our society has embraced for so long." –Provider Resource Organization
"A breath of fresh air."
–Jane Pratt, founder of xoJane.com
"These 'renegade rules' will resonate with what you know to be true, speak to what you want most for your children, and teach you how to achieve it. Don't let this one slip off your reading list."
–Dr. Becky Bailey, author of Conscious Discipline and Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline
"This beautifully written book. . . provides immediate, sanity-saving answers to tough parenting questions. I highly recommend it."
–Michael Gurian, author of The Wonder of Boys and The Good Son
"From 'Bombs, Guns, and Bad Guys Allowed' to '"I Hate You!" Is Nothing Personal,' the table of contents alone is music to my ears. Heather Shumaker is a healthy mom I can relate to–and I'll bet you will too, when you hear out her logic."
–Paula Spencer Scott, author of Momfidence!
"A refreshing change from the usual admonitions. . . Shumaker's Renegade Rules are based on what children really need."
–Lawrence J. Cohen, author of Playful Parenting
"Shumaker beautifully shows us why letting kids be kids may be the single most important thing we can do as parents."
–Anthony T. DeBenedet, M.D. coauthor of The Art of Roughhousing
"A must-read for parents and teachers. This is a book you will want with you all the time."
–Daniel Hodgins, author of Boys: Changing the Classroom, Not the Child
"A no-nonsense commonsense appraoch. . . As you read this book, you will begin to feel the stress of parenting melt away."
–Vivian Kirkfield, PositiveParentalParticipation.com
First and foremost, this book has given me the most useful parenting tools I have ever had the pleasure to implement. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Macade Vineyard
what a relief! this book is affirming for those who have young children with siblings!Published 2 months ago by a young grandma
Truly a find! Very relevant, common sense approach. Nice to read a book that emphasizes playtime, and not standardized guidelines that limit a child's imagination and inherit... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Heidi
Amazing book for parents and teachers. Really anyone who cares for kids even older kids.Published 4 months ago by stef30
I have read this book twice and am sure I will read parts again and again. I have been working in EC for 38 years and read hundreds of books but this is my favorite! Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. J. Richards
interesting book, worth for all early education teachers to readPublished 4 months ago by reader for relaxation
This book has an excellent layout for picking out hot topics and practical examples. I really wanted to read the whole thing in one night, but it's a little too big for that. Read morePublished 4 months ago by K. S. Murphy
Perhaps it's just me but when I was forced to share as a kid, it made me not want to share At All. Remembering that, and after seeing this book here and implementing most of its... Read morePublished 5 months ago by VRW