The Parenting Breakthrough: Real-Life Plan to Teach Your Kids to Work, Save Money, and Be Truly Independent
Fun and practical, author Merrilee Boycak will have readers laughing out loud as well as feeling grateful for her parenting advice. She s a mom who s spent the last 22 years in the real-life work of parenting. "I have four sons, 13, 15, 17, a
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If I'm going to read a parenting book, I prefer one written by a real-life mom. That's just what this is. The writing style is conversational, like a chat across the kitchen table. The content is packed with sound, practical ideas. I particularly like that the author is raising four boys in the town next door to where I grew up in southern California.
Boyack begins by urging mothers not to let their nurturing instincts go into overdrive. If we do everything for our children, they won’t learn valu...more
This book gave me a longer-term vision for my fam...more
This book covered a lot of bases, but a couple of things that I really enjoyed is how the author stressed not giving into our kids' wants and doing everything for them "because I love them". If we love our kids we would not do everything for them but teach them how to do everything for themselves; change a tire, clean a toilet, make a bed, manage their finances (she suggested that a four year old should be able to make their own brea...more
Boyack basically asks the question, "What written down, thought out, today through the future plan do you have to raise hard working, saving,...more
The portions that apply to my stage of parenting (4, 3 and 1 year old) I enjoyed - which were the lists of "skills" that children can learn at each age. Maybe I'll find other portions of the book more applicable later on.... but right now I really don't have any desir...more
The narrative voice in this book is supposed t...more
One more thing. There's also a cd called "Teaching Your Childre...more