Low-Pressure Parenting – Is it Possible?

November 21, 2016 by  
Filed under Adult Book Reviews

Book Title:  The Low-Pressure Guide to Parenting Your Preschooler

Author:  Tim Sanford, M.A.

Published by:  Focus on the Family via Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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My rating:  4.5 stars

 

My review:

I read this book when I first got it in October 2016 and then put it away for a bit so I could think on it before I reviewed it. Today I picked it up again and tried the “random page” trick that I’ll do occasionally to see if I can remember the tidbits of information and my reaction to them initially.

I wasn’t disappointed.  With all the parenting books available these days, it’s pretty hard to narrow down to ones that are practical and really offer up some good advice for navigating the daily challenges of parenting little ones while maintaining your own sanity – and helping your kids grow to be strong, contributing adults in the future.

This book would be one that I’d recommend if you have newborns through maybe 3rd graders – and beyond really.  I wish I would have read it when my kids were little – I’m pretty sure I would have had less headaches and also have a lot more hair now!

So let’s do a couple takes of my random page test to give you an example of the value of this book:

Page 118:

When it comes to raising children, and pretty much everything else in life, all of life really can be divided up into two major categories: what you can control and what you can’t control. Given this definition of control, what legitimately fits into the category of what you can control?  Give this question real thought before you continue reading. What do you really have control over?  Hint: The answer is not “nothing.”

How about page 126:
The HOLDer says, “What’s mine is mine.” When you use this interaction style, you hold on to the things that are legitimately yours to control and that you are responsible for. You’re holding on to what is yours to own. You keep what’s yours to keep. You’re responsible for it.

That’s just a couple of sentences, but this book is full of good, thought provoking and possibly game changing stuff.

Highly recommended.

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.

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