Intentional parenting.Gulp! Sounds daunting, doesn’t it? Like with most things in life, the more your prepare, the easier the task is. I’ve been a huge fan of Calgary-based Parenting Power for several years now. Surprise, surprise, this know it all, doesn’t know jack when it comes to parenting.
That’s why I turn to the experts. I just learned that Parenting Power published their first book: A Year of Intentional Parenting and it is fantastic!
I truly believe most people try their best when it comes to raising great kids. Yet, we’re only as good as our toolbox. You don’t know what you don’t know, and when bringing up children, you are always faced with new and often surprising situations. What to do when Johnny walks in on mom and dad going at it? How to react when the baby first throws her food on the floor? When to bring up the notion of stranger danger? Or puberty? Or sex?
You may not be the type who thinks they need advice on how to parent, but I encourage every caregiver to pick up this book because it HELPS. Even if you’ve got a perfect little angel on your hands, I bet you’d like to know some tips for dealing with grandparents. Or how about eliminating arguments before they start and answering your child’s tricky questions?
Ages and Stages
Those in the throws of the toddler years will learn easy to implement strategies on getting kids to sleep and more importantly, keeping them in their beds. For the older set, you’ll find tips on cyber bullying, teaching independence and solving power struggles.