You're Not The Boss Of Me...is the title of the book I am reading. I had a chance to review this book, and who can say no when they have kids and want to find the best ways to relate, discipline and encourage them?? I definitely won't. Especially when the front cover reads..."Brat-Proofing your 4-12 year old children." And when my kids act like brats daily...I definitly know I need some help!
Although I have not had the chance to get through the whole book...because those "brats" don't leave me any time to myself;) I have found so much useful input and already put some to practice.
I really liked how Ms Braun brought up the fact that kids don't have to be looking at you to hear you...half the time I fight with my kids to look me in the eye and after that fight you know they are really trying to act like they are looking at you but not necessarily paying any attention to you...so why not just cut out that step...they can and will hear and pay attention even with their eys not on you...and I do understand sometimes they do need to look at you, but not in every instance!
Also I like how she brings ways to try to compromise with our kids in certain instances...to honor your children's independence yet keeping your his/her safety in mind and your family rules intact.
I can't wait to get more into this book and implement some strategies that might work with my family. I don't think following any book to a T is good for families but taking from a number of books advice, and strategies that will fit into your families way of life and keep with your values.
So if you are looking for a good book to get some strategies ( come on we all need some new strategies over the Summer!) I would suggest looking into the book:
You're Not the Boss of Me- Brat Proofing your 4-12 year old child by Betsy Brown Braun
"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of HarperCollins 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."