How many time's have you heard the phrase " I wish kid's came with a manual?" lots of times i bet, i for one know that i have uttered those very words myself on more then one occasion. Everything you buy these day's has a manual, but when you have children who are the most precious thing in the world to you, we are expected to just get on with things on are own.
Being a parent is amazing and yes we do trust are instincts and manage to look after are children just fine. But sometime it is hard. I have a teen a toddler and a baby and there behaviours can be so challenging at time's. Sometime we may snap at are child, or they may reduce us to tears or they may be able to manipulate us by playing one parent of the other one. I know my children have done all of these things on a regular occurrence. And you know what i feel rubbish about it, i feel like a bit of rubbish mum at times when my toddler is having a tantrum or my teen is refusing to do something.
And this is where Kids Don't Come With A Manual comes in. A parenting book written by Carole and Nadim Saad a couple with three daughters. They are parenting coaches who draw upon there own experience of early years education and more importantly being actual parents themselves. Being parents themselves they know how hard it can be and what a juggling act family life can be and that is what makes this book so brilliant.
I am not normally a fan of parenting books, in fact i have never actually read a one before as i always thought they would be fairly strict and tell you what to do which i did not like the sound of. But this book is not like that at all, it understands that every child and every parent is different and that certain approaches wont work for everyone.
The book is broken up into sections making it really easy to read and enabling you to just dip in and out of it whenever you want to. Each section will describe a situation such as being a good role model to your children, it will then show this situation from a more stricter parents point of view and then a more softer or " all heart" parents point of view and also the voice of a child. This really made me think about the situations more and think what kind of a parent i am, and what impact my actions could have on my children. And also how i can deal with things in a calmer and more gentler way which would be beneficial for us all as a family.
There is also a troubleshooting section in the back of the book which lists many challenges we face as parents such as tantrums and sibling fighting. The troubleshooting section offers quick and easy solutions to remedy these problems that are very useful, and I can vouch that the tantrum solutions do work with my toddler.
This book really is like some kind of manual to help us through the many parenting challenges we regularly face. You can buy your very own book from Best Of Parenting Website and one of my readers can win there very own copy by entering the rafflecopter form below.
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