- File Size: 623 KB
- Print Length: 144 pages
- Publication Date: February 9, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0077F8ZTE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,626,845 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Raising Amazing Children (...While Having a Life of Your Own) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
This book has practical examples to raise your kids to be responsible people, at the same time as you get the most out of being a parent and actually love doing it. Reading its pages you get the sense that parenting is no different from anything else you do in life. So much of it is instinctual, just having good common sense while always wanting the best for your kids.
This book is a must read for any parent of any child of whatever age, because, at bottom, parenting goes on, not only the part of continually trying to be an example for your kids, but also the unexpected fact that you learn so much more from them than you ever thought possible. They are our teachers as well as our pupils. "Raising Amazing Children" will help you to feel comfortable and capable in the most important role of your life. I highly recommend it.
I also appreciate the fact that she encourages children and adolescents to master useful skills in life, and as they learn to master these skills they will feel better about themselves. The author holds a mirror to so many parents who feel they are being righteous when acting as a martyr to their children - for instance, by picking up after them and not expecting them to participate they are actually being short-changed as human beings, who inherently want to take responsibility and feel useful in their lives. Instead she encourages parents to show their kids how to be responsible for their own actions, and how to take steps along the way toward independence and self-esteem.
I agree that if your aim is to have your children adjust to your schedule and your life as much as possible, instead of changing your whole life to accommodate the children, then you will be a happier person, couple and family. The author's personal family, and all the great stories she shares, shows us that we needn't give up all we love to do; we just have to find a way to do the things we really enjoy - together with the kids.
I also thought the way the author talked about not protecting your kids from the realities in life was enlightening, and touching, especially when she wrote about how she brought her father into their home at the end of his life and how her three daughters grew from the experience, and gave their grandfather a great gift, as well.
I wholeheartedly recommend this book for anyone who wants to feel closer to his or her family members, and be more fulfilled and authentic in their lives.