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By Heather Shumaker

Parenting may be such an overpowering activity that it’s effortless to lose music of the place you stand on the various extra arguable matters on the playground (What if my child loves to tough house—isn’t this okay so long as not anyone will get harm? And what if my child simply doesn’t believe like sharing?). during this inspiring and enlightening ebook, Heather Shumaker describes her quest to nail down “the principles” to elevating shrewdpermanent, delicate, and self-sufficient young ones. Drawing on her personal stories because the mom of 2 babies, in addition to at the paintings of kid psychologists, pediatricians, educators etc, during this booklet Shumaker will get to the center of the problem on a bunch of significant questions. trace: some of the ideas aren’t what you think that they are!

The “rules” during this booklet specialise in the little one and preschool years—an very important time for laying the basis for useful and compassionate older young ones after which adults. listed here are the various ideas:

   • It’s okay if it’s no longer hurting humans or estate
   • Bombs, weapons and undesirable men allowed.
   • Boys can put on tutus.
   • Pictures don’t must be lovely.
   • Paint off the paper!
   • Sex ed begins in preschool
   • Kids don’t need to say “Sorry.”
   • Love your kid’s lies.

IT’S okay to not SHARE is an important source for any mother or father hoping to prevent PLAYDATEGATE (i.e. your child’s habit in a social interplay with one other baby essentially doesn’t meet with one other parent’s approval)!

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Take Off Your Adult Lenses Children’s play ideas are usually fine. Don’t automatically ban the play your child wants to do. Change the timing or location. Set limits on his actions. Limits help everyone feel safe and comfortable and teach kids what’s appropriate. Today limits are getting confused. We have both a quest for control and a desire for our children to like us. The result? We often overlimit play and underlimit other behavior. It’s time to shift the balance. Loosen up in the world of play, but don’t forget to set limits when they’re needed.

You may have to let the groceries melt. Or deny your child the chance to come with you next time. Think deeply before you set a limit. Then be sure to enforce it. Rule 3 Kids Need Conflict My son Myles came home from preschool with a “Living in Peace” handout. It had a face he was supposed to color and lyrics to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”: “Let’s all live in peace, let’s play harmony…” “Don’t teach children about peace by singing about it,” Jan Waters told me emphatically when I first started writing this book.

When you’re caught up in the whirlwind of parenting young children, refer back to this idea whenever you’re in doubt. I have a three-year-old and a six-year-old at home, so I know firsthand time is short and precious for parents. To help you retrieve ideas easily, this book is laid out as a set of easy-to-remember Rules and Reasons, along with exact words you can pull out when you need them. You may not agree with every “Rule” in these pages. Some of these ideas take getting used to. Some Rules may not be meaningful to you now, but deserve a second look as your child grows or as another child with a different personality comes along.

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