Childhood Unbound: Saving Our Kids' Best Selves--Confident Parenting in a World of Change

Childhood Unbound: Saving Our Kids' Best Selves--Confident Parenting in a World of Change[PDF / Epub] ★ Childhood Unbound: Saving Our Kids' Best Selves--Confident Parenting in a World of Change By Ron Taffel – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Childhood Unbound Saving Our Kids Best Selves Confident Parenting in a World of Change by Ron Taffel Free Pr, Saving Our Epub à Childhood Unbound Saving Our Kids Best Selves Confident Parenting in a World of Change by Ron Taffel Free Pr,. First, why did I read this book Our youth minister, an amazingly caring, dynamic and beloved individual, recently left the church to follow her dream of starting a boarding school for troubled youth When she left, she gave this book to every family in the group of teens she worked with at the church So, I figured it might be an important book.Unfortunately, I found it to be pretty much useless, while admitting that I m not the in the expected audience I did like the first chapter, which make First, why did I read this book Our youth minister, an amazingly caring, dynamic and beloved individual, recently left the church to follow her dream of starting a boarding school for troubled youth When she left, she gave this book to every family in the group of teens she worked with at the church So, I figured it might be an important book.Unfortunately, I found it to be pretty much useless, while admitting that I m not the in the expected audience I did like the first chapter, which makes a pretty strong case that today s kids are different than 20 years ago when I was parenting, and thus probably require a different parenting approach Unfortunately, the rest of the book is a mixture of unfocused and vague recommendations, contradictory advice, and old bromides.I think if I had just read the chapter titles I could have saved myself some time reading this book 1 The Thrills and Challenges of Modern Child Rearing.2 Why Kids Are the Way They Are The Great Unraveling3 Hope in a New Age of Child Rearing4 Parental Love that Brings Out the Best in Today s Kids and UsThe book is as disorganized and unfocused as these titles suggest The author shifts back and forth between describing kids as over sexualized, greedy and brutal, foul mouthed and insensitive and, on the other hand, caring, sweet, and loving You just have to get past that other stuff By the time I finished the book, I started to doubt the original premise that kids and society have changed all that much since my kids were kids.I think the author is highly influenced by his job He writes books, gives lectures, and sees troubled kids for brief periods of times I am now very suspicious of a child expert who has written six books There is probably an overwhelming temptation to write another by recycling material from the first ones.On the important subject of praise, the author believes there is too much of it But his recommendations seem unspecific and not that useful to me First, only praise when you mean it Second, praise efforts to manage temperament And always remember praise small, praise quick, praise genuinely Did anyone every think they were falsely praising As an example of just how unfocused this book is, I present the last paragraph, about a dream the author had a long time ago In the dream I find myself in a basement A figure stands at the top of the stairs and says to me, Come here Why I ask God is here, is the answer By the time I reach the top of the stairs, I am trembling I slowly open the door and the figure says to me, This is God I look up and see a warm softly glowing light For days I carry this feeling around with me until it gradually fades, but is never forgotten As the foul mouthed kids might say, WTF As I ve written before, I don t think you can learn parenting or relationship skills they are the same from a book You need to be in a class, be taught specific skills, and practice them in the class Some books come close, but not this one I found some value in this book Like most parenting books, it does repeat a lot of information most parents already know and have read before, but it does present some new information regarding the way society, apart from our individual parenting strategies, is impacting the development of our children The first few chapters seemed a little disorganized and tended to push families to have at least one parent staying at home full time I am privileged to be able to work part time from home, but I found some value in this book Like most parenting books, it does repeat a lot of information most parents already know and have read before, but it does present some new information regarding the way society, apart from our individual parenting strategies, is impacting the development of our children The first few chapters seemed a little disorganized and tended to push families to have at least one parent staying at home full time I am privileged to be able to work part time from home, but if I were not in that position, I might have felt frustrated and hopeless reading those parts so early on and would have been tempted to put down the book without finishing That said, as I read on, I realized most of what he is recommending is easy to follow through with even if both parents are working full time.The book gave very little specific, practical advice on how to handle meltdowns or entitled attitudes, but it gave a very good perspective on how those attitudes are formed and how to figure out the root cause of meltdowns to that you have the power and information to tailor your disciplinary strategy to your own child and situation There really is no one size fits all answer, and I think this book takes that into account, and rather than telling us exactly how to parent, it tells us how to analyze our situation and decide for ourselves what is the best course of action for our families I keep reading these parenting books thinking that it will give me some completely different approach, but they are all similar at least the newer ones, the ones from the 50s seem to emphasize muchspanking but i dont listen to those as much Listen to your kids, empathize, dont be a dick and they like discipline not the smacky kind, just the i give a shit and we are not equals friends kind fortunately neither of my daughters has come to me with a fuck you i like giving blow jobs ran I keep reading these parenting books thinking that it will give me some completely different approach, but they are all similar at least the newer ones, the ones from the 50s seem to emphasize muchspanking but i dont listen to those as much Listen to your kids, empathize, dont be a dick and they like discipline not the smacky kind, just the i give a shit and we are not equals friends kind fortunately neither of my daughters has come to me with a fuck you i like giving blow jobs rant, but now i know what to do when they do you shouldnt read this book if you think stay at home moms are a bad idea because the guy seems to not appreciate the reality of how difficult it is to stay at home and kinda rips that apart with lots of studies that would just piss me off if i didnt have the privilege of staying at home during these formative years He seems genuinely interested and fascinated by kids and the pressures they face today and also mentions many other books he considers worth reading which are really going to cut into my dead star autobiography reading time Great resource for parents Helps to realize times have changed in parenting The author is a counselor and lecturer He recounts stories and presents useful information regarding teenagers especially Often times an authoritative parenting mentality will only push a child to looking for a second family to find comfort A parent must work on fully understanding their child s temperament, and then aim at working within those aspects Doing so will encourage growth and opportunities for sharing Great resource for parents Helps to realize times have changed in parenting The author is a counselor and lecturer He recounts stories and presents useful information regarding teenagers especially Often times an authoritative parenting mentality will only push a child to looking for a second family to find comfort A parent must work on fully understanding their child s temperament, and then aim at working within those aspects Doing so will encourage growth and opportunities for sharing There are times when encouragement and listening are vital, but just as important are limits and honesty Fully enjoyed this book Had to renew from the lib so I could read According to this author, my generation of parents has the smallest generation gap between us and our children than any previous generation But with that, comes unique challenges and techniques This author is empathetic, respectable, and caring in his approach to laying them out I picked up some good insight and inspiration for unique ways to continue in my efforts to connect with my children I enjoyed and appreciated this book immensely, although I think it was slightly repetitive and a lit According to this author, my generation of parents has the smallest generation gap between us and our children than any previous generation But with that, comes unique challenges and techniques This author is empathetic, respectable, and caring in his approach to laying them out I picked up some good insight and inspiration for unique ways to continue in my efforts to connect with my children I enjoyed and appreciated this book immensely, although I think it was slightly repetitive and a little too long Would definitely read this author again What is important to remember The fact that YOU HAVE TO PARENT YOUR CHILDREN AND TEACH THEM MORALS or they will have none. I didn t finish this some of my other books came in and I got distracted. So far, I am enjoying this

Childhood Unbound: Saving Our Kids' Best Selves--Confident
  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Childhood Unbound: Saving Our Kids' Best Selves--Confident Parenting in a World of Change
  • Ron Taffel
  • English
  • 12 June 2019
  • 1416559272