Thursday, November 5, 2015

Book Nook: The Happy Kid Handbook

There is so much parenting advice available - some of it conflicting advice! It's made the job so much more complicated than it needs to be, especially with some of the labels: attachment, free-range, mindful, helicopter, tiger. What happens if you agree with elements of one philosophy but also another?

Honestly, no matter what you feel as a parent, you want your children to be successful. That definition might vary, but happiness often gets overlooked as an important element of life. Adolescent psychotherapist and parenting expert Katie Hurley recently wrote The Happy Kid Handbook, a book that I was offered the e-book to review. I unfortunately let the link expire, so I can't review how well it's written, but I can say that I like the premise - that happiness isn't about always saying yes, or making sure kids are signed up for every activity, but by responding to your children, parenting the way they need to be parented, and meeting their individual needs. It's worth taking a look at, especially if you want something that's a little more back to basics!

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