It’s no secret that I love Dr. Laura. If you follow my blog or my Facebook page, you know that I speak of her often; that I suggest her website to parents looking for gentle, loving guidance; and that I myself have come as far as I have, largely because of the help that Dr. Laura offers. If you haven’t yet visited Aha! Parenting.com, it is a brilliant website filled with simple, easy to read articles that walk parents through some of the toughest aspects of dealing with children of all ages. Last week I was honored to have an ACTUAL PHONE CONVERSATION with this woman I feel I’ve been taking advice from the past three years. Dr. Laura has transformed my family by giving me the support and information I needed to be able to change myself. I was not always a ‘peaceful parent’ and I so badly wanted to be. Aha! Parenting.com helped to make that happen.
I was pleased to find that Dr. Laura’s book, Peaceful Parent, HAPPY KIDS, is much like her website. Dr. Laura is great at reminding us that as parents we are not perfect, but that we are capable of being the gentle, compassionate parents we (and our children!) would like ourselves to be. This a 3-part, 5-chapter book, with each chapter divided into sections. Some of the sections are further broken down by age (0-13 Months, 13-36 Months, etc.). I will be sharing what I’m reading as I get further along, but so far I love her book. I have seen so much of what I’ve been learning to do in her writing. It’s validating to know that I am on the right path, and to be reminded of certain things that I’ve let slack!
My favorite chapter in the book (I’m reading out of order) is Chapter 5, ‘Raising A Child Who Achieves With Joy And Self-Esteem’. This chapter helps parents to support children through various ages and stages of behavioral development. Like Ahaparenting.com, the book is useful for parents whether we’re just starting on our gentle parenting journey, or have been practicing it since the beginning.
Would you like a free copy of ‘Peaceful Parent, HAPPY KIDS‘?! I know you would. Comment here and tell me anything you love about gentle parenting, Aha.Parenting.com, or the journey you’re on! Within the next week Dr. Laura and I will pick the winner and I will contact them via the page or email. Thanks for reading and I hope you win!
Also, if you’d like to hear the interview, click here, and comment to let me know what you thought!