Beautiful things can happen when parents ignore conventional wisdom, argue the authors of Do This! Not That!. This refreshing guide, narrated in warm and pleasant tones by performer Tamara Marston, presents a series of situations in which parents pushed to the brink find surprising ways out of their predicaments. These creative solutions range from the relatively uncontroversial, such as ignoring unsolicited advice, to the more surprising, such as showing a preference for one child over another. The authors argue that even if their solutions won't work for you, the importance of creativity and fresh thinking is key to getting unstuck in difficult situations. Likely to be a breath of fresh air for many frustrated parents.
Forty-nine crazy solutions that just might work!
There are loads of books covering the basics of getting along with and disciplining children, but as every parent knows, each kid is different, and there’s no telling what will or won’t work. Anna Glas and Ase Teiner have many years of experience as certified parental coaches, and being mothers themselves, they realized that looking at problems from different angles and using novel approaches can have pleasantly-surprising results.
Do This! Not That! tells 49 real stories of parents using unconventional methods in everyday situations. Every story starts with a short background of the problem, shows the parents trying out a wacky solution, and then follows them to see the result and suggests other creative methods of dealing with the problem.
What happens when you give your son ice cream before dinner, when you pay a teen from the neighborhood to take your baby for a ride in the stroller while you catch up on sleep, or when you let your daughter eat cookies on her way to preschool?Divided into three sections - Grow as an Adult, Break Everyday Patterns, and Say “Yes!” - Do This! Not That! will show you that thinking outside the box may be just what you need to get a handle on those rascals.
©2013 Anna Glas and Ase Teiner and Norstedts, Stockholm. English translation copyright 2013 Skyhorse Publishing (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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