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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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
This book gave me a longer-term vision for my fam...more
I like her philosophy on parenting: our job is not to make our kids happy all the time. We are to nurture, protect, love, and train our kids to be independent.
Update: I finished the book in one flight, and I love it. I may even buy it. Or perhaps I'll wr...more
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
Yes! Yes! Yes! Such a good parenting book. I liked this one far better than her book about getting along with your spouse (and I didn't dislike that one either). I agreed with so many things in this book.
This isn't a parenting book that talks a lot about how to discipline your kids. Rather, it is about how to raise independent kids who will one day be able to leave home and be successful adults. She methodically outlines what children should be able to do each year of their lives from three...more