I recently had a chance to review Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges. The title pretty much says it all - listen. Listening can make a big difference in our relationships with our kids and in our household management. But we often overlook this step, or it ends up being harder than it sounds.
The book introduces five strategies that are flexible enough to work in just about every parenting challenge, and memorable enough to be practical to use. The rationale behind the tools is clearly explained, and the book is written in a friendly, helpful tone that is easy to read but also powerful for parents.
Read Listen Today and You Will Change Your Parenting Forever from Hand in Hand on Vimeo.
Author Patty Wipfler has two grown sons
and lives in Palo Alto, California. During her 40 years of work with parents and
children she has developed a simple but powerful parenting approach that
promotes optimal child development. She
founded the non-profit Hand in Hand Parenting in 1989. Since then, more than
800,000 copies of her Listening to Children booklets have been sold in
English, Spanish, and 10 other languages. The book can be purchased at your
local independent bookstore, from Hand in Hand in Parenting at http://www.handinhandparenting.org or on Amazon.com.
co-author, Tosha Schore, M.A, is a coach, author, educator, and
speaker. She is the mother of three boys, and an advocate for boys and
their families worldwide.