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"This practical and compassionate handbook helps parents sharpen any child's social skills by identifying the "unwritten rules" that govern all relationships."
One of our favorite authors, Dr. Mardorsky Elman, brings uncanny wisdom to an oft ignored area of relationships.
While we are conditioned to teach our children to make friends with pretty much everyone, and anyone, it may not always be efficient or productive.
This book provides hands-on, real-world explanations on how we all tick - the lessons are applicable to both child and adult - and how we can establish healthy, fruitful relationships with people who truly matter.
Trying to review this book would really do it an injustice.
Pick it up today, and you'll know why.
Set your children - and yourself - free to really be who they are, and make the real friendships that will last a lifetime.
Available at all good bookstores, and for sure on Amazon and B&N.
Interestingly enough, we've all had enough formal education to last us a lifetime for much of what is important in life. Sadly lacking however, is education for the family.
How often have we heard the phrases, "There is no such thing as a free lunch," and "Anything worth doing, is worth doing well.". And yet, we seem to assume that raising a family can be done on the fly.
Parenting involves work - as does anything important in life. And aren't our families really the most important things in our lives?
SO ... we will start a series of posts on reviews of some of our 'Must-have' recommendations of family education material.
No pat solutions, or pop-psychology short cuts, but real-world, hands-on books, workshops and programs.
It is well worth the read, and the results speak for themselves. And most importantly, we will all be able to truly enjoy our families.
Geo Puzzle World is back in stock .... woohoo!
The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends by Natalie Marorsky Elman and Eileen Kennedy-Moore
This practical and compassionate handbook helps parents sharpen any child's social skills by identifying the "unwritten rules" that govern all relationships.
Really one of the must-haves on all parents' bookshelf, the authors provide practical and detailed advice on how we can learn and teach our children effective social skills.
What we feel is additionally useful with the material is that the authors work on several key premises:
As one reviewer so adequately quipped,"... A real look at how to really raise children with different emotional needs, treating them like individuals and people - and offering concrete and specific suggestions and techniques, not the usual cliche drivel. Every parent or future parent should receive a copy of this book. Not a bad resource for non-parents too."
We strongly suggest everyone to pick up a copy today.
We'll be starting a new category of posts to recommend some excellent resources (especially books) for families.
These are practical, no-nonsense books that will help guide you through some of the best concepts and strategies to nurture and grow alongside your children.
Quick qualification. All our recommended resources - while chock full of hands-on practical and effective strategies and tips - are not for those looking for quick fixes, or trying to "control" your children.
We strongly believe in raising children who can think for themselves, make the right decisions because they want to, and want to become resilient, self-reliant and self-disciplined.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us.
Here's to a great week ahead.
A wonderful post from one of our favorite authors, L.R. Knost
Challenging behavior in our children can be really…well, challenging! How do you ‘handle’ a child who suddenly refuses to wear shoes or sit in her carseat/seatbelt or eat, period? Here are some tips to help you regain that snuggly, loving relationship you used to enjoy before your baby became a…gulp…PERSON!
We are now in Hong Kong
Finally after a long period of preparation, we are now officially in Hong Kong, ready to support the local homeschooling community and the education sector.
With the launch of the new website, and our new premises - in partnership with our dear friend, Yvonne of Growing Roots Learning Centre - we are all set for the exciting journey ahead!