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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2010
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
This book should be read by every person thinking about having children, every person who has children and every person who has grown children, anyone who has grandchildren and anyone who deals with children, especially school teachers, administrators and coaches. It is a book that would have helped me so much as a single mom had I read it when my kids were small. It explains how to raise a happy child and if you are going to start reading it, finish it. Highlight the best parts and the parts that you want to especially remember and you will find that you have highlighted a great portion of the book. I have a huge amount of highlighting in mine with notes written in the margins and the pages are all worn due to use. It has helped me even now with my teenagers but would have helped me not to make a few serious mistakes in raising my kids had I known about this book when they were younger. I even bought copies for my 2 teenage children for when they have kids. Yes, it is that good and that important. If you love your child and want to raise him/her to be happy, not rich, not materialistic, not mean or angry, but happy and well adjusted for life, read this book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2013
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
I am a Special Ed teacher for students with Behavioral and emotional disabilities. I think all parents should read this book! It is one of my all-time favorites.
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on November 1, 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
Wow! What a great book. Dr. Hallowell hit the nail on the head with this title. This book was like therapy as I read it waiting for my son to arrive. I really wish that every parent or parent-to-be would read this title. I think the world would be a better place.

This book re-kindled memories of my own childhood, both good and bad that will help to establish a baseline for raising my little guy. It was also a very entertaining read. I laughed, cried a little, was inspired and a little heartbroken, but in the end, determined to remember this book when obstacles in fatherhood arrive. I will, no doubt, be revisiting this book over and over again throughout my son's life. What a resource.

If you are an expecting parent or a parent already, please do you and your child a favor and buy and read this book. If you are a loved one of an expecting parent, or a parent that could use a little support, please do them a favor and purchase them this book. And make sure they read it. It will help to make the world a little bit better for us all.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2008
Format: Paperback
What a helpful book for keeping the big picture in mind when raising children. Hallowell's 5 Step cycle is practical and shows the cummulative effect of children's learning process. I especially like step 4, mastery. Hallowell says, "The roots of self-esteem lie not in praise but in mastery." I couldn't agree more. Building confidence in children comes through learning how to do something well and feeling a sense of accomplishment. Praise is thin and doesn't go very far. He also stresses the importance of connection at home. Nothing more important than that!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Ned Hallowell has done it again. "Roots" is his best book yet. It is clear, readable and essential to any caring parent. This one brings together many of his earlier themes and lays out five important and practical steps that will help your child become a happier and more secure adult some day. Reading this book is the greatest gift a parent could give a child this year.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2009
Format: Paperback
Kudos to the idea of letting children be children. This text affirms the idea of spontaneous creativity as the reservoir from which we can all rejuvenate the childhood roots that allow us to appreciate the world as if seeing it for the first time. Hallowell points out the importance of sustaining effort rather than achievement in itself, which resonates well with the thoughts of deeper existential philosophers like Kierkegaard.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2012
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I really like the author's hope and optimism throughout this book. His viewpoint on life is quite a happy one and very positive, which makes for a fun read. His writing is also very engaging, he was born to write books.

I look forward to reading his other works since I am now a fan. Thank you, Ned Hallowell, for sharing your talents and insights with fellow parents.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 3, 2007
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I've recommended this book to countless friends since I first read it a couple of years ago. They all agree this is a great book. I've reread various sections a couple of times to remind myself what the ultimate goal in parenting truly is: for our children to be happy in their adult lives in whatever they choose to do with their lives.
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11 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on December 24, 2008
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be very good, but I recently found a book which is much better "Positive Pushing" by Dr. Jim Taylor. Both books address pretty much the same topic, but the Positive Pushing book, true to its title, is more postive. It presents a more postive way to help your child grow, and leads to a better balanced child. Positive Pushing does a very good job of pointing out what not to do, as well. Positive Pushing urges you to do more thinking about your child and what is really best for your child. The book makes sure that what you are working toward is actually positive, not just seemingly positive but ultimately harmful (or done in a harmful manner). The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness is good, but please check out Positive Pushing. (Despite the name, pushing isn't quite accurate, it's more like positive guidance.)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2007
Format: Paperback
Very easy to read, with lots of relevant, usable information. It reminds you what it is like to be a kid and how we should all learn to just simply play again.
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