Parenting Book Club
I asked my facebook readers which book they would like to see us read next and then I read through what seemed like endless amazon reviews but kept coming back to this one. Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture I am part way through the book and I want to find the author and thank her for such a wonderful , thought provoking book. My husband probably doesn’t as he he constantly woken from sleep by me so I can excitedly tell him a new revelation that the book as sparked. Apparently 1am is not a cool time to talk about parenting. I think it’s only fair since both our kids woke me often to nurse at 1am . I finally just told him to download the book to his Kindle because it’s such a great read.
We will have a live Facebook chat August 27th to discuss. This gives us lots of time to read and reflect. Don’t worry of you can’t make the live chat because the questions will be posted along with the discussion for all those who can’t be there “live”.
I hope everyone who read Playful Parenting enjoyed the book and more importantly found some new strategies for their family, I know I did. May’s book is Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents by Christine Carter. This book was recommended to me ages ago by a friend when my son was starting to display a very scary turn towards perfectionism. I waited forever to get it from our library, and by then his perfectionist phase was back to a manageable level but the book was awesome. I will be re reading it and in 4 weeks I will post discussion questions on our Facebook to open it up to all of you are joining in this month to share your thoughts.
Did you read Playful Parenting ? What did you think? Tonight starting at 5pm PST I will be Posting discussion questions live on our Facebook and Twitter. Please come join the discussion by adding your thoughts and opinions on this parenting book and it’s techniques.
I will also be announcing which parenting book will be our next selection.
Edited – Discussion Questions and link to FacebookQuestion #1 – General impressions- did you like the author’s approach to parenting through play? Do you relate to it or is this concept a harder one for you to latch on to? Question #2 Have you used any of the suggestions the author writes about in you own family? Question #3 Were there any suggestions that were hard to accept? His approach to discipline through play and limits instead traditional punishment was eye opening as well as a “duh! of course!” section for me. Question #4 How has reading this book changed how you parent? Or has it solidified your decisions to parent in a opposing way?
Next Month’s Book :
Raising Happiness by Christine Carter PhD
I am so excited about this. I often ask on my Faceboook page what books my readers are reading and decided that we needed some book discussion for books without pictures here on No Time For Flash Cards. The community feeling that has been developing around here is awesome and I want to keep it going!
I am not working with publishers or planning a review of these books. This is a chance for us to read together and share our thoughts after. I have no real agenda as far as picking books every month other than being a book about parenting, hoping they spark discussion and are easy to find for anyone wanting to join.
Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen
More about the book on the author’s website
How do you join?
Easy ! Read the book, 4 weeks later I will post some discussion questions to spark chat . Told you it was easy.