As a mother, I'm always searching for new information on how to be the best mother I can be. I find articles and read to help me in a situation or to prepare me for parenting phases which might come my way.
It's great to have this new book "8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids by Dr. Todd Cartmell and forwarded by Jill Savage.
I often read information from Jill Savage and know she is very good at giving helpful parenting advice.
The book is amazing with the detailed chapters. My favorites were the Listening and Encouraging chapters.
I am always on the go, so having short chapters with useful tips at the ends are just my type of reading material!
On The Cover:
"I love my child, but parenting is hard."
Whether you find parenting intuitive or impossible, we could all use a hand here and there. Let child psychologist and father Todd Cartmell walk you through the nuts and bolts of healthy, effective parenting.
Using examples from his home and 20 years of professional practice, Todd gives eight essential and practical tools to help you:
Maintain a healthy relationship with your child
Develop a nurturing home culture
Correct behavior in lasting ways
Designed for busy parents, 8 Simple Tools breaks each tool into five short chapters that include a summary tip and application questions. Use even half of the tools in your parenting, and you’ll help your child flourish and your family thrive.
Sometimes I feel like I'm doing a great job as a parent and then another time, I feel as if I'm failing miserably.
It's always my goal to find a balance with my parenting style. I love learning and trying new things but also remaining consistent and improving.
This book is practical not just for parenting, but other phases of our lives as adults.
The book is divided into eight tools sections, with subheadings under each section.
Each section has four or five chapters with details about each parenting tool.
They are short and sweet and to the point.
My favorite tool section is "Listening
And under the chapter listening, you'll find the sub-headings with:
Listen To Understand
Listen To Everything
Listen With Your Entire Body
You can see how this can be helpful to life in general, and not just in the parenting market.
I'm always reminded to listen to everything my children say, as they share what's important to them now and if I'm not listening now, then when bigger things come along, they won't share with me.
This is a very useful book that will be on my bookshelf so that I can reference it when I need a bit of reminders.
I would definitely recommend this as a gift or purchase for any parent!
Dr. Todd Cartmell is a clinical child psychologist and author of several parenting books, including Flexible Kids and Keep the Siblings, Lose The Rivalry.
He is the creator of The Flexible Thinking Game and conducts parenting workshops around the country.
Todd and his wife, Lora, live in the Chicago area and have two songs.
I'm so glad to offer my readers a coupon for 50% off 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids when you purchase the book through Moody Publishers.
Use the code GREATKIDS16 at checkout. The coupon is good from April 15 to May 15, 2016.
Get Free access to the Hearts At Home "Essential Worshop Collection For Parents" with every purchase: http://www.8simpletools.com/purchase-with-offer/
(so readers not only get 50% off with the coupon code at Moodypublishers.com, but also get access to a slew of freebies).
What is one parenting tip that has helped you with your children? Or something your parents has used to better your relationship together?
Website - 8simpletools.com
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I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure