Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Class of a Lifetime

Christine Hohlbaum, author of S.A.H.M. I Am: Tales of a Stay-at-Home Mom in Europe, recently reviewed the Priceless Parenting course. In her review titled "The Class of a Lifetime" she wrote about trying out some of the new ideas with her kids:

“It comes down to this: speaking in 'I' statements while telling our kids what we are going to do, alleviates common power struggles virtually immediately. I tested it out on my seven and nine-year-old. It was amazing! Instead of shouting "Get your shoes on!" while trying to get out the door, I said, "I will be in the car if you are looking for me." Or this: "I see the struggle here. What are you going to do?" Leaving the problem up to the kid while showing interest is the key to raising independent thinkers.

I highly recommend this course. To quote Obama in his Inaugural address: "We will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

Parenting needn't be a tug-of-war. With love, compassion and effective communication, we can reach common ground. Together.”

You can try out the first lesson in this online parenting class for free.
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