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Peanut Butter Principles: 47 Leadership Lessons Every Parent Should Teach Their Kids Paperback – December 1, 2013
About the Author
Eric Franklin has a passion for empowering people to maximize their abilities and opportunities. He has started several successful companies in the areas of information technology, waste management, music and entertainment, management consulting, healthcare, and restaurants. He is sought out for his expertise as a business coach and speaker through his Getting Past Go lecture series and is Chairman of the Southern Maryland Workforce Investment Board.
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Even though I am a foreigner, I can easily understand all the lessons and resonate the experience, leading me to thoughtful considerations. The tone is comforting as if someone tells his stories during the life peacefully to you.
I value the 23rd principle "Don't fear life. Step out of your comfort zone once in awhile." Stepping out of the comfort zone is crucial to push children to face challenges and nurture their capabilities in a new environment or even in the adversity. It is also insightful for adults like me. Not stay in one zone, but obtain more experience to reach goals and inspire leadership.
I agree with "Peanut Butter Principles" by Mr. Eric Franklin. Thank you sir, for a very enlightening book, which I, myself can take into account for my own life. I highly recommend "Peanut Butter Principles" by Eric Franklin for anyone, not just parents, teachers or mentors. It has some very excellent guidelines anyone can put to use in their lives. "Peanut Butter Principles" by Eric Franklin is most definitely 'my cup of tea'!!!
This book is a wonderful read. Eric Franklin breaks this book into lessons that are current, relevant and helpful. When I started reading this book, I immediately took the advice of one of the lessons and used it with my oldest son. He forgot his lunch at home and wanted me to drive it to school, despite having a very busy work schedule. I told him, "I'm sorry, but you will have to buy lunch today. You have money in your account." He replied that the lines are long, it takes forever and there is nothing he likes, etc. I stayed firm. He learned two lessons that day. 1. Don't forget your lunch. 2. Buying lunch at school isn't as bad as he thought. Had I drove to his school to take him his lunch, he would always think I'm there to bail him out when he forgets something. It was a good life lesson.
Eric Franklin makes you think hard about parenting and what values you instill in your children. One of my recent favorite lessons is don't believe everything you read on the internet. He not only talks about how children today don't believe their parents, yet believe everything they see online, but he also explains how you can be a better parent by explaining how you can implement this lesson into your life.
This book has a dose of tough love and has some religious references, but the overall lessons of the book are based on love and teaching your children to be successful and independent adults, which is something we want for all of our children.
Overall, a wonderful read.
A copy of this book was provided to me by the author.
Your grandparents probably took most of these lessons as self evident. You and your parents a little less so. Much of this will be entirely foreign to your children. But just like the new economy and new math we continue to learn that there is nothing new and that there are no short cuts to success and good character. Franklin gives an excellent path for parents and their children.
Hopefully parents will read it to each other as well.