The Last Word on Parenting Advice
Reclaim your parenting confidence with this handy little journal
Bonus! Purchase includes a free download of the 150 page ebook, "The Parenting Information Maze: An Overview of Philosophies, Styles and Programs and How to Find Advice That Fits Your Family"
"Whenever I start doubting my parenting, I just open this book, and feel so much better." Maija Mills, BScPT
"This book is a wonderful tool to help parents trust their instincts and stay true to their own parenting beliefs!" Elizabeth Deneer-Roche, B.ChSt
"An essential gift for every new or experinced parent, for those times they feel judged, unappreciated or are just having a really bad day." Brenda Beatty, CBE, and mom of 5
"Finally, a book that tells you everything you REALLY need to know." Nicole Brouwer, BSc BEd, Parent Educator and mom of two
"My partner loved this gift." John Melisky
"A fantastic book that really encourages you to trust your instincts as a parent." Carolyn Campbell, Childbirth educator and mom of 4
"My Mother-in-law gave me this book when I became a new mom and I am forever grateful for this token of her support." Angela Farrell
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Parenting advice haters, rejoice!
By Lisa Kadane Wed, May 4 2011 COMMENTS(1) HERS blog
It's rough going in the mommy trenches. You've got the crying baby, the messy house, the willful toddler and a closet full of unwearable clothes that you swear will fit again. As if all that wasn't enough to keep your body busy and your mind occupied with angst, you've got a legion of fellow mommies, experts and authors eager to fill your head with conflicting and, often, unsolicited advice. About everything. How to get your baby to sleep, how to potty train him at nine months, how to get her to like mashed up artichokes (and why aren't you feeding your baby organic? What, she drinks regular milk? Do you want her to develop breasts at age 5?!), and on and on and on. Frankly, it's exhausting. Which is why I stopped reading parenting and milestones books about the time my daughter (and eldest) turned three. If I'm really stumped I'll ask our family doctor or phone a friend. So I was delighted when Calgary parenting speaker Judy Arnall's latest book landed in my in-box. Titled The Last Word on Parenting Advice, I expected the small (128 pages) pocket-sized manual to be filled with no-nonsense, straightforward and sage advice from one of the city's most respected parenting coaches. But then I opened the book. All the pages were blank, except for page 63. On it is written this simple message: "You are the best person in the world for your child. Trust yourself. You know what is right for you, your children and your family." How refreshing. Permission to parent my own way, at last. "Parents often agonize that every little detail of parenting, especially if it counters experts' advice, might wreck their kids forever. This is not the intent of parenting education and information. There are many good ways to parent, and a few not so good ways. Parents need to reclaim their confidence and say, 'This technique will not work for my child or my family, and that is okay!' Parents know their children and their unique situations best," says Arnall. In addition to giving moms a mantra to repeat, the book is meant to act as a grocery list, memo pad or journal. Parents are encouraged to write down on its pages ideas about parenting that make sense to them, or to record precious moments, memories or milestones. The Last Word on Parenting Advice is available at Amazon or Professional Parenting for $9.95 each or four copies for $19.95.
Makes a great baby shower gift!
Published by Professional Parenting Canada, 128 pages
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