I would have much rather had the print version of "How to Talk So Kids Will LIsten & Listen so Kids Will Talk" so that I could have seen the exercises and activities that were available. It also would had been beneficial to have the print version so that I could skim back to previous lessons.
This book didn't have characters as it was a guide to parents and how to communicate with their children.
All the characters in this book are real people giving real examples of parenting moments. Susan Bennett did a great job providing the reader/listener with teachable moments. There was a great selection of "this is what happened" lets take a look at "what should happen using the skills we've just talked about."
I enjoyed this book because it gave me tools that help me feel more in control while parenting. It is so easy to raise to the emotion of the children you are raising and by using the tools in this book I am able to stay calm and take care of problem.
I really appreciate the phrases of how to speak to your children. "You are very upset about the cold weather the problem is..."
I enjoyed this book because I was given ideas on how to take care of situations that used to or easily can escalate into bigger problems with bigger emotions. I catch myself using phrases from the book day to day. I love being able to say "the problem is" instead of my usual "but." I learned how to better empathize with my twin boys and how have taught both of them how to better use their words.
I believe this story is a unique memoir and therefore interesting. It is not however, incredibly well written and therefore I don't think I would read another book from Saroo Brierley and/or Vikas Adam.
The uniqueness of this story is what I liked best. We can all learn from memoirs and make text to self connections. I also enjoyed the happiness of this story.
I loved that The Loop gave facts about an on going issue in a story that was easy to listen to. I appreciated the real issue that was incorporated.
I might compare this book to Barbra Kingsolver's "Flight Behavior" because of the real life environmental concern.
I loved listening to this book on audible because I felt like John Bedford Lloyd did an amazing job at differentiating all the characters. The voice of the characters make them more alive than ever and bring more personality to each character
The Loop is really a great title for this book. I suppose if I were to rename it I may call it "Wolf Slaughter."
I think I would have enjoyed this story more if the author would have concentrated a little more on wolves. I enjoyed the love story, but it was not my favorite part of the story.
I absolutely would recommend this audiobook to a friend; particularly to my mom friends.
There is a need for more books like "Raising my Rainbow" and I am not sure that I have read too many books that compare to it. It is unique and personal. If I had to pick I would say "Bringing up Bebe" would be most similar because it shares a personal adventure to raising children and finding a parenting style that fits your families needs.
This was a book I could have easily listened to in one sitting. It was interesting and raised questions for myself and my parenting style.
I think I would have enjoyed this book either way, however it did take me a chapter or so to adapt to the the voice of the narrator. Once I was able to listen to the words instead of the sound, I couldn't stop listening. In fact, I listened to the story more than once and shared it with my sister and best friend.
I fell in love with all the characters and the way the interacted with each other. It was honest and had such an accurate way of describing how parents interact. My favorite character was Bernadette. She is vibrant with a lot of life, but was lost in a world she knew nothing about or rather wanted nothing to do with. She is smart and capable yet has some issues she struggles to deal with. I loved her interaction with her daughter and their relationship.
I enjoyed this book. It was fun and entertaining. Sometimes you need a book just for a good laugh. This was the one for me.
I believe this book just wasn't for me. I was excited to begin this story because of my own interests in living a well-balanced life. I was distracted by the reading and could never get into the story, despite the numerous times I tried. I didn't care for the rambling and wanted there to be more of a story behind all the experiences.
Listening to "The Invention of Wings" was an incredible experience. I cried, I laughed, I fell in love with the characters. The voices and overall performance animated the story making it more powerful; more outstanding. I knew I wanted to read this book because Sue Monk Kidd is the author of my favorite childhood book, "Secret Life of Bees." What I didn't realize when I purchased this audible book was how much more I appreciated the story line just by listening to it. The different narrators made each character stand out, and each character played a significant role. I was highly impressed by the way Sue Monk Kidd was able to take me back into time and explore history in an unforgettable way. This book comes highly recommended, and you will not be disappointed.
Flight Behavior is a book that has stayed with me from the moment I listened to it on Audible. It was a book that I purchased for my own library as well as a gift for both my mother and mother-in-law. There is no questioning that Barbara Kingsolver knows how to write a good story. It's an important subject, told in away that you just can't turn away from. This book is narrated by the author making it easy to listen to. I could focus on the content without being distracted.
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