Today I am sharing a review on the E-book: Positive Parenting in Action.
The book is aimed at parents of children 0-6 years. Enter to win a copy of the E-book below.
If you have ever felt a bit out of options knowing that time-outs and punishments are not really helpful in promoting learning and reducing “misbehavior” in children but you are often wondering how to make positive parenting work for your family on a day-to-day basis you may be interested in this book.
The book was written by two moms, Rebecca Eanes & Laura Ling. Both moms have been researching and practicing positive parenting philosophy and know first-hand about using positive parenting tools so they joined together to write all about how to put positive parenting into work in daily life.
The book, Positive Parenting in Action, was written specifically to share with other parents how this parenting philosophy works from the basics of attachment and connection to handling the most challenging moments. From toddlers that climb, climb and climb some more to the preschooler who is whining a whole lot, to the five year old that calls mom stupid, the book has not only concrete suggestions but 42 scenarios that illustrate real situations you may face as a parent. The solutions offered put all the principles of positive parenting to work using no punishments, no rewards and no shame.
For example, in the section about aggression and hitting, the very helpful suggestions on how to handle a three year old that is hitting baby sister include:
Set a limit. (“I won’t let you hit.”)
Offer empathy and acceptance of her feelings. (“You are disappointed”)
Let her discharge her feelings by crying with your comfort.
Help her explore ways to shift her mood.
The book goes on to explore these alternatives and the reasons behind the behavior in an easy to follow and very helpful format.
Although the book is full of really helpful scenarios, Positive Parenting in Action is not written as a gimmicky “solve all your problems now” type of book. It’s not full of empty promises either. Instead, the book gives background, guidance and potential solutions. The book is not written to make you feel guilty about past parenting choices either. Becky and Laura have done a wonderful job in translating the philosophy of positive parenting and tools into really helpful scenarios that can really inspire parents to re-think how to approach those supermarket meltdowns, messy rooms, and other challenging moments in a really kind and supportive way.
***Positive Parenting In Action E-book Giveaway***
To Enter: Leave a comment on the blog sharing why you want to be the winner or what parenting challenge you think you could use some help with! Winner will be chosen using random.org.
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Winner will be announced on 8/6/2012 in the comments section of this post, on the positive parenting connection facebook page and notified via e-mail.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of the E-book for review purposes, the opinions expressed in this review are my own and I was not compensated to provide this feedback or host the giveaway.
You can also visit Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond to purchase a copy of the book!