But I can honestly say that this book has changed my whole parenting book perspective!
Ever since Molly-May has joined our family Finn and me disconnected and we are yet to find a way back together we still have a bond but it feels like a string with knots in it ever so often, well actually it’s most days we both fall out and I feel like a pretty shit mum when I tell him off because once again he just doesn’t listen to me.
The book title says it all:
This is certainly something I would love to achieve I know nobody is perfect but we both can do with a bit more teamwork and balance when it comes to our parenting skills.
Because right now I feel like it’s mummy’s word against daddy’s or the other way around
when Finn doesn’t listen….
I love how easy and simple the tool sections are and I started to use Tool Number 2 –
Limited Choices with Finn over the last week.
Every morning after breakfast when it comes to getting dressed or just to put his shoes or jacket on so we can head out the door for the school run there is mostly a “No” or a argument involved.
So I have been giving him the choice: “Do you want to put your shoes on now or in 5 minutes?” He obviously chooses to carry on playing and I will tell him 2 minutes before the time is over so he can prepair himself. There hasn’t been a time where this method or tool didn’t work it’s so simple but yet I would have never thought of it!
Another great feature of the book are the voice examples where you can hear what the Strict Parent/All-heart Parent has to say about the tool methods.
I told Mr. C. that I would like him to read the book too so we can do it alongside each other.
My idea is to print out some of the Tools sections from the book and stick them onto my living room wall to remind myself to use them!
Thank you to the brilliant authors who have given me a little slice of happiness back
for our morning routine!
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Disclaimer: I have been send a Kindle version of “Kids Don’t Come With A Manual” for reviewing purposes, but all thoughts and opinions are mine.
Pick your battles – some things like which t-shirt they are going to wear are worth letting them choose,however silly they may look!
It has to be pick your battles!!