It's Ok to Go Up the Slide

Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD23817
Released: Mar 08, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781520002453
Narrator/s: Laurel Lefkow
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When it comes to parenting, sometimes you have to trust your gut. With her first book, It's OK Not to Share, Heather Shumaker overturned all the conventional rules of parenting with her "renegade rules" for raising competent and compassionate kids. In It's Ok To Go Up the Slide, Shumaker takes on new hot-button issues with renegade rules such as: - Recess Is A Right - It's Ok Not To Kiss Grandma - Ban Homework in Elementary School - Safety Second - Don't Force Participation Shumaker also offers broader guidance on how parents can control their own fears and move from an overscheduled life to one of more free play. Parenting can too often be reduced to shuttling kids between enrichment classes, but Shumaker challenges parents to reevaluate how they're spending their precious family time. This book helps parents help their kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way. Most important, parents must model these skills, whether it's technology use, confronting conflict, or coping emotionally with setbacks. Sometimes being a good parent means breaking all the rules.


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It's Ok to Go Up the Slide
Product Number: BX00051347
Product Number:DD23817
Product Number:Z100103869

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Author(s): Heather Shumaker
Narrator(s): Laurel Lefkow
Product Number Z100103869
Released: Mar 22, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781520002477
Author(s): Heather Shumaker
Product Number EB00612846
Released: Mar 08, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
ISBN: #9780698175471

Professional reviews

"What narrator Laurel Lefkow does best is thoroughly express the author's appealing wisdom and homespun respect for the challenges of being a parent. She clearly enjoys reading this material and connecting with her listeners. Not your traditional parenting advice, it's a softly argued manifesto that shows parents how to avoid overcontrolling risks and complying blindly with prevailing cultural norms. Let children try new things, she says, so they can stay curious, develop resiliency, cope with difficult emotions, judge danger, and gain pride in learning what they can do. Shumacher is at her best discussing interpersonal risks: Let kids learn from their social experiences instead of overwhelming them with rules. Though some of this advice will face resistance from parents and educators in many communities, Lefkow's spontaneous reading makes it sound appropriate and worth considering. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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