Monday, February 25, 2013

Intentional Parenting

"Intentional Parenting: Autopilot is for Planes" by Sissy Goff, LPC, David Thomas, LMSW, and Melissa Trevathan, MRE is an in-depth look at some of the most common parenting myths, and how to make your life as a parent more satisfying and less stressful. This book tackles principles such as patience with your child, being consistent, and staying connected with your child.

I thought this book offered some wonderful, real-world answers to some very common parenting issues. For example, my favorite tidbit of wisdom was in the chapter on patience - so much of our irritability at times can come from running late. This book recommends starting your day 15 minutes earlier to avoid the extra tension of running late to an already busy parenting schedule.

Some of the points that are made are common sense, but there are some really valuable nuggets in this book, and I would highly recommend it to any parent who wishes to be a better parent to their child(ren). After all, raising good children starts with being a good parent! I would give this book a 4/5, and definitely will be attempting to apply some of the ideas from this book to my own parenting adventure. 

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from's Blogging program in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review. 

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