Am I the only one who collects parenting books the way some people collect knick-knacks? I’ve read dozens of them. I figure, if my kids’ behavior is perplexing to me, I should do everything I can to understand it (and them). Thus, my habit of reading parenting manuals was born.
The book I just read, No More Perfect Kids, has become a new favorite of mine.
After nearly 14 years of being a parent, I realize that there is no “one-size-fits-all” method. Different kids need different things and even as they grow, I may need to change my approach. Oy, is being a mom hard or what?
Even though there are clearly many ways to be a good parent, I am also learning that there are some right and wrong ways to do things as a mom. This book has opened my eyes to some mistakes I am making with my kids. … [read more]