Sara added ‘The Child Whisperer: The Ultimate Handbook for Raising Happy, Successful, Cooperative Children’

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The Child Whisperer by Carol  Tuttle
Sara gave 5 stars to: The Child Whisperer: The Ultimate Handbook for Raising Happy, Successful, Cooperative Children (Paperback)
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Carol Tuttle

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I have five young children, and although I may know my kids better than anyone else, I learned so much more about each of them through reading this book. Our interactions, discussions, and even difficulties have become much simpler and more joyful. It’s true that a one-size-fits-all parenting approach doesn’t work when you’ve got children that have different motivations, different ways of moving through the world, and different natural expressions! One of the things I love about this book is that I can become my own parenting expert and feel confident in the approaches that I try, because they are approaches that are tailored to each of my kids and what they need from me as their parent. I also love that it is so comprehensive and, at 432 pages, is a wonderful resource and a great reference as my kids age and their needs change. It is not a book that I’ll read once and just put on the shelf. I’ll be referring to it again and again.

The Child Whisperer is not only great for parents, but I noticed that it can also be really helpful for anyone who interacts with or works with children. Think: a schoolteacher who wants to motivate all her uniquely different students, a grandmother who wants to be an influence for good in her grandchildren’s lives, a social worker who works with troubled teens, a community member who is concerned about the direction young people seem to be headed. The applications are really endless.

Here’s just a sampling of some of the topics that Carol Tuttle covers in this handbook:
– your child in family relationships
– your child in their friendships and social settings
– your child’s timeliness
– your child’s money management
– your child’s recreational activities
– your child’s dating experience
– your child’s classroom behavior and study habits
– how to help your young child learn to talk, potty train, and sleep through the night
– what your child’s physical features can tell you about them
– how to communicate with your child in the most meaningful way
– how to help your child drive safely
– how to get your child to pitch in and help around the house
– what your child needs from you at every stage of their development
– how to heal a damaged relationship with your child

This is a book that will change your relationship with your child and make it better than you ever thought possible, no matter what age they are. And you get so much content for the price of a paperback book.