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Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 8 Principles for Raising Kids You'll Love to Live With Paperback – September 17, 2008
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This book nails that piece into place with wisdom, compassion and conviction. We need to stop seeing parenting as something that parents endure, perform well, or struggle with and start taking into account that parenting implies relationship, not a set of hard and fast rules that little people better follow or else. Bonnie Harris is a powerful voice of reason, rhyme and guts, and we all would do well to listen, listen, listen to ourselves from the inside out...and then do the same with our kids. In her book, she makes it clear, without judgment or preachy advice, that our confidence as parents relies on looking bravely in the mirror and seeing our reflection in our child's eyes--and vice versa. A wonderful book.
Adoptive Families Together (AFT) has similar philosophies regarding how we as parents react to our kids' behaviors. They come to us with so much baggage and we must determine what is causing the bad behaviors.
Part 2 is filled with great practical ways to apply the 8 Principles. Chapters 9 to 15 cover all the "hot spots" that occur in everyday life.
The most important thing we can do as parents is connect with our children.
You cannot control your child's behavior but you can 100% control your own.
It is not our job to make our kids happy.
The behavior in your child that you focus on the most only grows.
Problem solving techniques are much more effective long term than punishment
Children hate to be punished and most parents hate to punish their children
Of course like any book of the same category cannot give you miracle solutions because the solution is within you as you have to change first for your children to change!!
I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to try a more peaceful approach towards their kids.
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