Posts about Book Reviews

Book Review: Free-Range Kids

Overall, I really enjoyed Free Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) by Lenore Skenazy.  It is aimed at parents with school-aged children, but the message is worthwhile and in my opinion, it’s good to get an early reminder that the world is not as dangerous a place as we might think.  The writing style is light and very humorous, … [Read more...]

Book Review: Raising Happiness

I absolutely loved the book Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents, by Christine Carter, Ph.D. Christine Carter is the executive director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, an interdisciplinary research center that “translates” the study of happiness, compassion, and altruism for the public. Through examining the research, … [Read more...]

Book Review: Simplicity Parenting

I was looking for a certain post the other day, and it came to my attention that some of my posts didn't make the transfer over from blogspot! I don't know why, but I will go ahead and re-post them gradually. This one is a book review of Simplicity Parenting that I wrote almost a year and a half ago. Since then the book has taken the early childhood community by storm, and my … [Read more...]

Book Review: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

I found the book How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, at a thrift store. I have to admit that I opened it with very low expectations, as I think that our culture tends to emphasize talking to our kids way too much. In general, and especially for toddlers, actions speak far louder than words. However, I was happily … [Read more...]


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