Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Book Review---Parenting A House United: Changing Children's Hearts and Behaviors by Teaching Self Government


Book - Parenting A House United: Changing Children's Hearts and Behaviors by Teaching Self Governement  (Click on this title to link to the author's website.)

I know I said I wouldn't use this blog for book reviews, but I've changed my mind, at least for this book. I've read my fair share of parenting books over the years.  After my first child was born, I thought one highly-acclaimed author was clueless.  It wasn't until my second child came along that I realized the "clueless" author only had experience with a baby like my second.  I have collections of parenting books--some to help with one child, some to help with another, etc.   I am so impressed with Nicholeen Peck's book!  Her loving parenting techniques work with ALL children.  Nicholeen has had extensive experience not only with her own biological children, but also with many foster children over the years.  She has helped children with extreme behaviors learn to control themselves and gain confidence in their abilities.  Her book is not a "Let's fix the problem child" book, though--it is truly a unifying, family-building book that I wish had been written decades ago, so I could have used her techniques when my children were small. I am still going to teach my children the principles in this book, though, so that any future grandchildren can benefit!

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