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The Parenting Breakthrough: Real-Life Plan to Teach Kids to Work, Save Money, and Be Truly Independent Paperback – Dolby, August 1, 2005
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Nonetheless, even though I'm not Mormon, I still found this book quite entertaining and useful. Let's be honest, a lot of great Mormon Moms and Dads have written some great parenting/family books--Stephen Covey, Richard and Linda Eyre, etc.
There's a mix of new and old here. The chores/plan reminded me a bit of other books I have bought such as, "Children Who Do Too Little" and "401 Ways to Get Your Kids to Work at Home." You can also google age appropriate chores, etc. to get an idea what to have. As for skills--when they need them--that's more personal. I really liked the author's idea of having kids responsible for clothing and school supplies as teens (twelve in her book)--and offering a budget. That's a great and important tool to teach.
Where I think this book shines is in the way its written, the humor, and the faith within (even if it's not my faith). I really liked the emphasis on values and a family motto/mission statement as well.
Well worth the money.
A couple of disclaimers:
1. I am a very fast reader, but it has taken me a week to get to 64%. This is NOT a quick read. Also, you will need to read it all the way through once, then read it and apply the ideas one small section at a time. It's that jam packed full of great ideas.
2. This is not a chore chart or how to get your kids to clean hack book. Although it does include some of that, this turned out to be more of a plan for your kids' childhood years.
3. You probably won't be able to read any entertaining books on your kindle if you're reading this on your kindle. Every time I went to read something light, my kindle opened to the last page of the book I was reading when I shut it off the last time, which was this book. A glance at the page and I would surface 30 minutes later, refreshed and still reading this book. The author's tone just sucks you in and you can't help but enjoy it.
4. The author assumes you are LDS. I'm not. I'm not even Christian. However, if you go into the book knowing that, it ceases to matter in the slightest. This is a good guide for any family, whether you want your family to follow her religion, your religion, my religion, or just general morality.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is very well written and had a lot of good ideas. I like that the author tells you to take what you like and skip the rest. Read morePublished 2 months ago by lisslasley
Good ideas to help any parent with love, discipline, and having a vision. Now that I've finished, I probably need to read it again!!!Published 3 months ago by krw
This book should come with every first child! I am a grandmother now but I this has been one of the best reads. My daughter said I should write a parenting book . Read morePublished 4 months ago by NB
Great book! The best part was the "parenting plan." All parents should have a plan and this book will help you get started!Published 4 months ago by Andrew George
Great ideas! I love the author's tone. I felt like she was just sitting down and having a chat with me. She was funny and very enjoyable to read.Published 6 months ago by Michelle Provost
Yes I understand that this book is probably geared toward a very particular, narrow market. However it was advertised on amazon and as a parent I'm always trying to learn more--and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by W. P. Voltz