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NO: Why Kids--of All Ages--Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It Hardcover – Bargain Price, January 9, 2007
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I completely agree with his premise that:
1) parenting isn't easy and certainly isn't (and shouldn't) always be fun
2) the most successful parents are those who work hard to remain flexible, open, and calm
3) we owe it to our kids to set appropriate boundaries and enforce those boundaries consistently
4) rules are not "one size fits all" but should be tailored to fit not just the child's age but also the child's individual needs and personality
5) the judicious use of "no" with your child -- while it may produce some acting out in the short term -- will eventually pay off for your entire family (and, dare I say it, society) in the long term
Why four stars? As a parent who is very focused on my young child's nutrition, I was surprised this author recommended witholding meals from toddler/preschool age children who refuse to eat/finish lunch or dinner. While I think this is a valid technique to use with older kids, the fact is toddlers a) are natural grazers and not likely to eat everything put in front of them for the "big" meals of the day and more importantly b) have smaller stomachs, higher levels of energy, and are prone to low blood sugar and therefore should eat at least every two to four hours a day. I totally get how important it is to teach your children that their choices can either lead to a positive or negative outcome.Read more ›
Chrissy K. McVay
Author of 'Souls of the North Wind'
This book is highly readable and designed to engage the parent/caregiver in defining his/her own weaknesses and making a plan to change their own behaviors. Whether your child is 2 or 12,you must read this book! Your child will be all the better because of it."
Frank Baker education consultant, Media Literacy Clearinghouse Inc.
When we give our kids everything (they think) they want it fosters attitudes of instant gratification; worse we set them up for failure and ourselves up for needless struggle and hardships. We or I also need to feel good about holding my children to higher standards and expectations, and Dr. Walsh does and excellent job of spelling that out in this book. There are many suggestions and checklists for each chapter.
This book has so many great lessons and insights; too many to list in the 5 minutes I have to write this review. All I can say is that I highly recommend the book "No' to any parent and then pass it along to some parent who doesn't need it. You will understand what I mean after you read it.
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The best advice book I've read so far. Great for everyone at any age.Published 8 months ago by Hwnmickey
Excellent book for teachers, parents, and anyone else who works, lives, or know kids.Published 13 months ago by Cathleen R. Wells
This can be helpful as there are some good points of how and why parents need to learn to say know.Published on July 10, 2014 by Love Amazon
I'll be the first to admit that my liberal political bent does not cross over into the parenting arena. Read morePublished on February 2, 2014 by Vintagemama
I have read this book several times and always learn something new. It is a great book for helping parents understand that "no" is a word their children NEED to hear. Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Linda S. Davidson