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Good Advice from ‘Mom’s Journey’


Good Advice from ‘Mom’s Journey’

Mom’s Journey: Practical Tips for Raising Kids is a straightforward and honest approach from the author, Limor Friedman, whose experience with motherhood spans more than 18 years. She doesn’t use any psychological babble or scientific research you find in most parenting books. She simply speaks from experience and offers help to those who are in search of it. She doesn’t claim to be right or wrong. She allows the reader to use her take on anything from homework to bullying and then draw their own conclusion within their unique situation.

Thank you to Tomoson and Ebookpro for my complimentary copy in exchange for this review.

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Learn to overcome your everyday challenges as a mother with grace!
Raising kids is a challenging task of magnificent repercussions. At the end of the day, your home may look like an intimidating war zone, or it could be a warm nest you can’t wait to come back to. Which one would you choose?
Mom’s Journey shares hundreds of essential tips that pinpoint many of the possible scenarios a mom might encounter, from the labor room to parenting a teenager. The book touches on all aspects of parenthood, walking you through the years and the developments of childhood and parenting, and the challenges they bring forth.
>>>Essential tips for smart and easy parenting.Mom’s Journey was written by a mom who raised three kids in a loving and supporting family environment, while being a wife and a co-owner of a successful business – and without going too crazy in the process. It’s based on real life experience of raising three daughters while balancing marriage and business.
>>>Hundreds of tips on all aspect of parenthood from day 1 to 18 years old.
Raising kids is a task to be managed carefully and thoughtfully. It requires strength and borders on the one hand, as well as softness and caress, on the other. Mom’s Journey is an essential book for any mother who is interested in maintaining a happy, calm and respectful family, where family members are kind to each other, considerate and happy. It shares tips for parenting that does not require raising one’s voice or implementing punishment in order to make a stand.
>>>If you are a mother looking for guidance and advice – this book is for you!

Uh-oh!

Uh-oh!

I came across this page in Parents Magazine the other night entitled, “10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids.” I had to chuckle when I immediately saw that the first four are standards of mine. I immediately took offense, and then read further. Not so offended anymore, but I have my own thoughts.
1. “Let me help.” Yes, we want our children to try things on their own, experiment, make mistakes, and learn from them. That’s why I allow Emma to try something first. If she’s safe, I give it a few minutes. If she gets frustrated or seems to need help, I say, “Do you want me to help?” Sometimes she says no. Most of the time she says yes. It works for us.
2. “Great Job.” Why can’t I say that? Well, they mean that you shouldn’t say it all the time so that it becomes meaningless. The author suggests that you use specific compliments related to the good job done. I get it. I was a teacher for 25 years. I can do that.
3. “Be careful.” Sorry. I am always going to say that. You can’t stop me.
4. “You’re OK.” Yep. She falls down. I know she’s not hurt. I say it. I understand that I shouldn’t ignore any pain she may have experienced. I know I should show empathy. But if she jumps right back up to find her next conquest while rehearsing her next dramatic role, you better believe, I’m gonna say it!

And by the way, I do not like and try not to use the word, “should”. As my yoga teacher taught me…don’t should on yourself.
And another thing…never? Why does anyone ever say never?