Friday, October 9, 2015

How to Parent with Purpose: A Book Review

Do your children throw a lot of tantrums? Do you feel frustrated when you have power struggles with your children? Do you feel like you yell too much?  

I know I sometimes feel like I’m making discipline mistakes with my kids. That’s why I was so happy to get a free digital copy of Nina Garcia’s new book Parenting with Purpose that focuses on “How to Raise Well-Behaved Children and Build a Strong Parent-Child Relationship.”

One of my favorite parts of the book was Chapter 1 where readers will learn about connecting with their children to prevent conflict.  Personally, I know I sometimes become frustrated, and my kids become frustrated, when I’m not completely present. For instance, I might be trying to blog but my kids want to play with me. Sometimes, you need to forget about all the housework, put the smartphones away, and connect with your kids. In her book, Nina suggests to “give your child your full attention, even if only for  a few minutes.” By fully connecting with your child, you’ll prevent outbursts and frustration from setting in.  

Throughout the book, Nina also gives advice on how to communicate with your child, prevent tantrums, effectively use routines, parent calmly, and more.  The book ends with 20 actionable steps parents can take to create strong connections with their kids. I love how specific the actions were and how I could start using these tips right away. Since reading the book, I have been spending less time multitasking and more time where my focus is on my children only.  

Nina’s book will be released on October 18. You can find out more about the book and download a free chapter here. For those of you who are interested in this book, I have some great news. You can snag a free copy of the ebook version of Parenting with Purpose on Amazon from October 18 to 22.  In addition, you can become an email subscriber and get a free bonus chapter along with other great information and freebies.

Nina is a fellow parenting blogger over at Sleeping Should be Easy.  If you haven’t checked out her blog, it is full of helpful advice. She’s also a working mom with toddler twins and a six-year-old, all boys.  

I hope you all get a chance to read this great book!

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