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children's lives would have been so much easier if this book had only been written then. We go to school to
learn the 3 R's, but there is no school for parenting. This book is so insightful, and makes so much sense, it
should be read by every person who has or expects to have children.
Thank you Dr. Newmark. Your book will have a positive effect on all the children and parents who read and use
Having said that, here were some of the issues I had with the book:
Newmark appears to be attempting to make amends for his own childrearing mistakes.
Much of the actual good advice in the book seems to be geared toward emotionally unhealthy/abusive adults who are raising children.
If you have common sense and are reflective, then this book may be too elementary for you.
What really bothered me about the book was the anecdotes Newmark uses -- they don't sound real. For example on page 30-31, Newmark talks about a family meeting in which 11 year old Robert tells his mother that she is "being 'miscellaneoused' to death." I highly doubt that those words actually came from a real 11 year old boy. In another anecdote on page 55, a mother is impatiently trying to change the diaper of her 4-month-old. Her father says nothing but decides to call her on the phone later on and "tactfully" critiqued her and made a suggestion on how to handle the baby so that there was less fussing. Supposedly the very next day, mom calls her dad to thank him for his advice. First of all, most people don't take criticism very well no matter how tactful it is; so I have a hard time believing someone so insensitive to their baby today would be calling her father to thank him the very next day.Read more ›
Parenting is the toughest job we can ever love. Yet in these challenging times many parents find they need help to cope. This book offers practical ideas to create the families we want - families that respect one another, where all feel secure, accepted, important and included. This is the framework that helps parents examine how they treat family members and themselves. Filled with examples from toddlers to teens, parents will find this book easy and enjoyable to read.
As a parent and a parent educator, my favorite chapter is chapter 4: "Becoming a Professional Parent: Child rearing is too important to leave to chance." In this chapter, Dr. Newmark discusses practical ideas to apply strategies used by professionals to the art of parenting. For example, parents need to develop a game plan and make conscious choices of how they use their time. This means having priorities straight and developing a plan to create the home and family life that is important to them. And professionals monitor their own progress and are willing to adjust plans and to get creative to meet goals. Parents are encouraged to keep a journal to note progress and challenges.
We have used the book as the basis of reading groups and parents report how helpful it is because it gives parents a way to make decisions about which strategy is best for their children and the emotional health of each family member.
It is essential to start at an early age to educate our children.
They see in us who imitate. In this book are many tricks and ideas that we can continue and allow us to better understand our children.
This will teach us to live a quiet family life. this is something that parents yearn especially when they get older.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was an excellent, informative read. As a childless woman who is committed to personal growth & recovery from my own childhood, this book hit home. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Its an amazing book ..every parent and teenagers and to b parent shld read thisPublished 5 months ago by deepika
This is such a great book! It's an easy read and the philosophies of Dr. Gerald Newmark are simple to add to your parenting skills. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This truly is an extraordinary book. I first encountered it in a presentation made on behalf of the non-profit The Children's Project that distributes it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Adam G-B, POPS
After reading the book How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children, all I could say is that I wish I would known about these needs when I was raising my children. Read morePublished 13 months ago by lilian ramirez
This book is such an amazing tool! Not only for parents but for anyone who is working with children. Read morePublished 15 months ago by erika