Saturday, October 25, 2008

If You Read One Book This Year...

And you're a parent, it should be this one: Parenting With Love and Logic. The author, Foster Cline, taught a seminar at our church on Saturday and I can't say enough good things about it. I've been reading the book to prepare for the seminar, so I knew what I was getting in to. The school that the kids go to, the teachers use his method, and have read his book, Teaching With Love and Logic, which uses the same basic principals. Basically, it's about how to raise responsible kids, kids that you will want to be around when they grow up, and that will be functioning adults. I could write about 3 pages of things I learned, but I won't bore you, but really, if you are looking for any type of parenting advice, I can't recommend him highly enough.

And, I've never laughed so hard, it was an all day seminar, and I didn't want it to end! I was so sad it was over, and even after having such a busy week and having to get up early again on my only day to sleep in, I was so exhausted, but so not wanting to leave, I could have sat there and listened to him for hours. He has so much wisdom to impart, and I just want SO much for my kids to grow up to be likable, responsible people, I'll read anything, I'll do anything to make sure that happens. And this guy has had such great success, being a famous child psychiatrist for many years, and having 7 successful children of his own, I would say he knows a thing or two about raising responsible kids! So, if you are looking for good parenting advice, read this book!

If you read TWO books this year, the other book you really should read is The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch, but only if you have a box of tissue handy. But that book too, will change your life.


Kristin said...

Both great books Denise! There's a third to add... The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. I'm only halfway through, but already know that this one is staying in our house. I'm not loaning it out anywhere, unless I plan to by another copy. ;0)

Denise said...

It's on my hold list at the library! It's been on my list for a while, then Oprah had to go and announce it as her next book club pick, now everyone wants it!! I'm like #99 in line. I may have to break down and buy it if it's that good then.