Being a parent is the most difficult challenge, but it is also the most rewarding experience. Every child is different, so it doesn’t matter if you already had one, because the experience will be just as new and unexpected with the next ones. So, how do you make sure you raise your children so that they become well-rounded adults, when no one can teach you or show you the right way to do it? The truth is that there is no right way, but there are so many wrong ones. It’s all about doing your best and learning as much as possible from all available sources. And one of them is Dorothy Howard’s book, ‘Positive Parenting Book (Everything You Need to Know to Have Happy and Well-Behaved Child)’.
As the author says, ‘We all wish that every child came with a User’s Manual. Unfortunately they do not.’ Dorothy Howard compares a baby to a piece of clay that needs to be nurtured and crafted through proper guidance so that it would eventually become a magnificent piece of art. And the parents are the only ones who can do that for their children. ‘Positive Parenting Book’ is a complete guide that offers parents all the tools and techniques that can help them raise their children in today’s society. It’s easy to see why today it is so difficult to educate children. From their early years, they are exposed to violence through TV shows and video games, and once they start going to school, they begin to adopt other children’s behaviors. So, as a parent, how do you make them understand what’s good and what’s bad? How do you make sure they grow into decent adults who are able to make the right choices in life?
Dorothy Howard explains why the first thing parents have to do is to change themselves. Children are like sponges that soak up everything they are exposed to. So, the first step is to make sure that you behave in a way that you’d like to see your child behave. Don’t watch bad movies and don’t use foul language, because these are the first things your children will learn from you. Parents are role models. It’s useless to tell a child not to do something because it is bad when you, as a parent, do it all the time. Also, it’s important to make time for your children. Parents today spend so little time with their children because they are too busy running from one destination to the next trying to provide for the family.
‘Positive Parenting Book’ is perfect for first-time parents, but also for those who already have more children. Being a parent is a never ending learning process, and Dorothy Howard offers tips and techniques that you may not find anywhere else.