Naked Parenting is a sensible, realistic and practical guide for parents with children of all ages from toddlers to teens. Fun, honest, and easy-to-read, it provides creative tips and ideas that any parent can start using today.
The principles of Naked Parenting provide a framework to guide parenting decisions and actions within one’s own style of parenting. Simply explained, with straightforward strategies that parents can apply to issues of all kinds.
Leah DeCesare is a TEDx speaker and the award-winning author of FORKS, KNIVES, AND SPOONS, her debut novel, and the nonfiction parenting series NAKED PARENTING, based on her work as a doula, early parenting educator, and mom of three. Her articles have been featured in The New York Times, Huffington Post, Eligible Magazine, Simply Woman, the International Doula, and The Key, among others.
She is the cofounder of the nonprofit, Doulas of Rhode Island, and she spearheaded the campaign to build a medical center in Kampala, Uganda.
I’ll be honest my immaturity kicked in when I saw the title and was like: Hehehe parenting naked and picturing this would be a book about nudist parents. Which is all good but still I’m rather immature at times and naked people make me giggle.
As for this book she doesn’t shun what type of parenting style you do. She pretty much gives you strategies and ideas on how to be maybe a more effective parent. Let’s be honest we all have those times where we are at a lost on what to do when it comes to our kids and we have run out of ideas. Leah gives helpful suggestions and how we can help our kids become confident well rounded adults.
I for one, found some ideas I plan on implementing in my own home. I also like how she describes how to get control back from the kids instead of letting them run the home. Also the extras at the end are helpful.
I would never tell someone how to raise their kids. I believe that it takes many types of parenting techniques to make the many different people we have in the world and as long as you’re not abusing your kids I don’t care how you raise them. This book really does have some useful techniques that I believe could be implemented in any parenting raising style.
A short helpful read with wonderful parenting suggestions.
Years ago, I was lucky enough to know and spend time with the DeCesare family. I’ve always been in awe of their parenting style - and I’ve often quoted their lessons and techniques with my own family. (Their kids are as amazing / lovely/ courteous as they come across in the book).
Now that I live far from the DeCesares - but with a growing family of my own - i knew it was time to dive into Naked Parenting to recall some of their parenting techniques, lessons and advice. What a pleasant, easy and inspiring read! Thank you Leah and fam!
All parents should read this book! It is a great reminder of how having consistent rules and boundaries are essential to raising confident, well-adjusted kids. It is so easy sometimes to just let kids have their way, especially when well-meaning friends and family encourage us to "give in" to end a tantrum, for example. But that backfires in the long run. The author gives many examples from raising her own 3 kids as well as helpful ideas for encouraging good behavior. And it is a quick read, no fluff!