Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Review: You're Not The Boss Of Me

The title "You're Not The Boss of Me" jumped out at me and made me want to read this book!  Betsy Brown Braun wrote a book chock-full of parenting situations and potential responses.  I really enjoyed this book, since I especially appreciate advice books that are specific and not wishy-washy.

One of my favorite parts of the book is her list of 100 ways to say "Good Job!" Sometimes, as a parent, I fall into a rut of saying the same phrases over and over again.  It was good to see a list of phrases that I could pull from to encourage my children.

Every chapter of the book includes "Tips and Scripts" for the different topics in the chapter.  Some of the tips even include scripts for different aged children, which I found useful for our home.

The book is an easy read, but even more useful is an extensive index that allows you to quickly grab the chapter that may be causing you grief right now.  Chores are a sticky point lately in our home, and it hasn't been helped by the fact that May has been a rotten health month for me. The very first tip in this chapter was that parents must do their chores . . . and I realized that I haven't been the best example this month.  We'll start again in June, and I'll try to keep some of her tips in mind.

You're Not The Boss of Me is one of the best parenting books I've read in a while.  I give it a "thumbs-up" rating!

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Harper Collins and received a copy of You’re Not the Boss of Me to facilitate my review. Mom Central also sent me a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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