This is an ebook for parents who want to raise their kids in a responsive, respective, nurturing way. For parents who want their kids to learn how to consider their own needs as well as the needs of those close to them. Who don’t want to use punishments, rewards, shaming or labeling as parenting tools, but are sometimes at a loss as to what, exactly, to say instead. Especially when the parents themselves are tired, hungry and generally depleted.
Is that you?
This is the book for you.
I’m a teacher, a coach and a mother of two kids. I wanted to create this e-book as a learning resource for one of the hardest things to learn in your lifetime: parenting your child in a responsive way.
Reading this book and working through the exercises will give you a deeper understanding of the interplay of your needs and those of your child. Noticing and understanding what needs you, your child, and other people have in different situations is a must for being able to respond to those very needs. You can’t react to what you don’t recognize, and the lessons in this book will guide you to pay attention to the different needs and feelings present in your day-to-day life.
You will also begin to acquire the skills of experiential learning – observing, reflecting, analysing, planning for future action – and experience the benefit of consciously learning what approaches and techniques work for your specific family.
What’s in the book?
In I’ll Try That Next Time, I’ll walk you through five lessons, if you will, on parenting. Each chapter is set up like a workbook: you will have exercises to reflect on and produce action steps to try out. As you complete the exercises, you will emerge with a deeper awareness of yourself as a parent and of your child as your companion in parenting. (I tried writing ”on your parenting journey” but a part of me is allergic to phrases that contain the word journey. I have kept the journey references and other platitudes to a minimum in the book as well. ;) )
Lesson 1. Seeing your child for who they are.
Lesson 2. Acknowledging feelings.
Lesson 3. Problem-solving beyond rewards and punishments.
Lesson 4. Willpower.
Lesson 5. Boundaries.
The lessons in the book are a starting point. Your life, your family, your experience are the subject matter. Just reading the book through once will probably give you a few hours of quality entertainment to accompany your cup of tea or coffee. However, the benefits come from putting in the effort, going through the book several times, talking about the exercises and concepts with your spouse and friends, and putting to practice the insight action steps you uncover in the exercises.
Does that sound like something that you want to do? If yes, click "I want this" and let's get to work.
Would you like to read a sample of the book first? Pop by http://illtrythatnexttime.com/try to sign up for my newsletter and get a 23-page mini ebook that includes The Introduction, The Theory Part as well as the beginning of Lesson 1. Seeing your child for who they are.