How to Get 5-12 Year Olds to Behave and Do As They’re Told
As parents, we literally “fly by the seat of our pants”.
There are no training manuals that come along when our children are born.
It seems incredible that one of the most basic and important roles that sustain and underpin our whole community, that of being a parent, involves no real training or instruction at all. So, how do we do this parenting thing? Generally, we simply go by the guidelines and rules of our own parenting. But, who says that that was the best way to do it all?
Who says that our parents got it right, that that was the best way to raise kids?
Sure, our parents no doubt gave it their best shot, and were well-intentioned, but who says that there wasn’t another way to raise children? A different way, perhaps a better way? This book gives a tried and true way that has stood the test of time.
The sad fact is that we have had more training in how to drive a car, work a computer, use a piece of software or use a mobile phone than we have had in being a parent.
Generally speaking, we have unfortunately, also thrown out the baby with the bathwater. We have been told for example, that “thou shalt not smack”, but we have NOT been told what we can do instead.
Have you also noticed how everyone seems to be an expert when it comes to child raising? It is difficult therefore, especially for new parents to work out what is good advice and what isn’t. Sometimes the “babble” gets overwhelming.