Yes. Love the Artemis Fowl series, and this is an exciting ending.
Love Nathanial Parker reading.
Not really - not that sort of book.
Yes. The book presents itself as offering a parenting philosophy that is mainstream and widely accepted. The philosophy is actually highly controversial. I've no problem with controversy, but it should acknowledge this exists clearly at the beginning.
No. Gary Ezzo and his wife (the reader) are evangelical Christians and have devised a parenting philosophy based on this belief. I don't share the same core beliefs, so would derive limited value.
No. I found the voice rather patronizing to be honest.
Actually, yes. It's encouraged me to research authors on parenting books before I buy in future.
I'm not saying their philosophy of EAT-WAKE-SLEEP routines doesn't work. The friend who recommended this book to me found it worked well for her little boy. However, the danger of any such routine is that the baby doesn't get enough food (particularly with breast feeding when you don't know how much they are actually eating). There's a lot of sites critical of this book. Just google them, and then you can make an informed choice.
This is a really interesting book. Extremely thought-provoking, and has the potential to be life-changing. However, there are 2 things to bear in mind: 1) The rational of the book is based 100% on applied kinesology (i.e. muscle testing). If you don't accept this or have an open mind, the whole premise falls down (I actually tried it as he suggests, and was positively suprised to see that it seems to work); 2) As other reviewers have pointed out, the author does not have a clear speaking voice and has a very monotone presentation. This can make it a struggle to listen to. For me, the first (and most technical chapter) was extremely hard to get through, and then (due to both the easier material and getting used to the voice, I guess) it wasn't much of a problem and I stopped noticing.
This more informal and less-technical follow-up to Getting Things Done is aimed at people who've read the first book, and could use some more inspiration and thinking around the topic. As a big fan of GTD, I found this hugely enjoyable and inspiring, and would strongly recommend it.
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