[Reading] ➹ It's OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids Author Heather Shumaker – Writerscompany.co.uk

It's OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids Parenting Can Be Such An Overwhelming Job That It S Easy To Lose Track Of Where You Stand On Some Of The Controversial Subjects At The Playground What If My Kid Likes To Rough House Isn T This Ok As Long As No One Gets Hurt And What If My Kid Just Doesn T Feel Like Sharing In This Inspiring And Enlightening Book, Heather Shumaker Describes Her Quest To Nail Down The Rules To Raising Smart, Sensitive, And Self Sufficient Kids Drawing On Her Own Experiences As The Mother Of Two Small Children, As Well As On The Work Of Child Psychologists, Pediatricians, Educators And So On, In This Book Shumaker Gets To The Heart Of The Matter On A Host Of Important Questions Hint Many Of The Rules Aren T What You Think They Are The Rules In This Book Focus On The Toddler And Preschool Years An Important Time For Laying The Foundation For Competent And Compassionate Older Kids And Then Adults Here Are A Few Of The Rules It S OK If It S Not Hurting People Or Property Bombs, Guns And Bad Guys Allowed Boys Can Wear Tutus Pictures Don T Have To Be Pretty Paint Off The Paper Sex Ed Starts In Preschool Kids Don T Have To Say Sorry Love Your Kid S Lies IT S OK NOT TO SHARE Is An Essential Resource For Any Parent Hoping To Avoid PLAYDATEGATE Ie Your Child S Behavior In A Social Interaction With Another Child Clearly Doesn T Meet With Another Parent S Approval


About the Author: Heather Shumaker

Heather Shumaker writes books for children and adults She began writing books in elementary school and is now an award winning author of several books for adults The Griffins of Castle Cary is her first book for children.Before she became an author, Heather tried many jobs, including milk maid, sailor, llama trek guide and fire crew She also lived at the South Pole and sorted garbage and recycling in Antarctica Heather now lives in northern Michigan with her husband and two children.



10 thoughts on “It's OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids

  1. says:

    Best handbook for parents of preschoolers Ever.


  2. says:

    Parenting books are always going to be a mixed bag and people are going to read those that seem to support their ideals, creating a kind of echo chamber I try to avoid this by reading books that rely heavily on scientific studies rather than on well everyone knows that you re supposed to sort of reasoning Shumaker does a relatively good job of referencing the studies she uses to support her work, t


  3. says:

    Terrific book Parents should always build their own parenting styles and practices on belief and practice a parent who feel rock solid comfortable with their own ideas will make their kids feel comfortable, too, knowing that mom and dad stand for something, have some non negotiables So I wouldn t advise anyone to use this as a manual.With that said, the book is full of different ways to look at common pract


  4. says:

    Most of one s success in life is based on using plain, simple common sense Most of one s success raising children should be based on common sense too Ms Shumaker s book drips with common sense on every page Her main premise is instead of trying to raise our children to become mini adults, we should use common sense to understand the why s of their behaviors, and then raise them to become the best children they can b


  5. says:

    Some of it I love, some of it I will not incorporate into our life Some of the chapters were not convincing at all even while relying on child development specialists to make her point While I wouldn t say No to weapon play, I would also not buy my child a toy gun Just as I wouldn t buy an American girl doll It is important for me, being the one who buys the toys, that I am supporting what I believe is a good company, a good


  6. says:

    If you are a parent, read this book It is my absolute favorite parenting book now, I can t say enough good about it It has changed the way I and my husband parent, the way I interact with nieces and nephews, even the way I teach my four year old class at church Everything she teaches is based off of the rights the children and parents have, she gives examples of application, shares some specific things you should and shouldn t say in


  7. says:

    I am loving this book I wish all parents would read it


  8. says:

    I really liked the fresh perspective this book took on parenting, and I intend to utilize several strategies I found here In many ways, some of these ideas were a huge relief My son was Montessori schooled through kindergarten, and it was mostly a good fit for him not, unfortunately, for my daughter , but one thing my husband and I still laugh about to this day is how seriously the teachers took roughhousing and how we were even instructed to eliminat


  9. says:

    When I first saw it in the Netgalley catalog, I was startled by the title It s OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids by Heather Shumaker Tarcher, 2012 Not share Isn t that the first thing we teach our babies during play dates I was delighted by some of the concepts in this parenting book, not because I agreed with it all, but because it opened my mind to different ways to approach teaching my children about relat


  10. says:

    I reviewed off a free advance reader copy from the bookstore where I used to work.This book is all about the free play philosophy of child raising Basically, the book and philosophy maintains that children learn a host of invaluable interpersonal skills through self directed play with minimal adult intervention I found the book completely eye opening Of course, the book is written for typically developing, mainstream children, but I still found so many things that wer


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