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On Becoming Childwise: Parenting Your Child from 3-7 Years...

Title : On Becoming Childwise: Parenting Your Child from 3-7 Years
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ISBN : 9780971453234
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 261 Pages
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On Becoming Childwise: Parenting Your Child from 3-7 Years Reviews

  • Sonia
    2019-01-12 20:59

    Excellent book...just as valuable to me as babywise was! I've already implemented several strategies and am going to start reading it again soon so that I will retain more.

  • Esther
    2019-01-13 20:19

    I remember reading Babywise by the same authors when Aurora was a baby and it not making much of an impression for good or for bad. I happened across this book at a free book box and thought I would give it a try now that Aurora is 5yrs old. It didn't start out well but then the authors dropped the tone that was reading (at least to me) as rather condescending and patronizing and then it got really good. I started to mark the book all up with post it notes and a highlighter. This book ended up being the perfect counter balance to my other favorite parenting book Unconditional Parenting. I plan to refer back and reread this book multiple times and probably try reading Babywise again.

  • Breanne
    2019-01-07 00:06

    My favorite principle in this book is "Couch time". It helps children feel safe and confident knowing that their parents love eachother. This books a winner so far!

  • Mandy J. Hoffman
    2019-01-02 18:19

    This holds much needed advice for all parents of children.

  • Robin
    2019-01-08 00:11

    I love the Babywise/Childwise method. If you've read the books for earlier ages, this one flows seemlessly with the ideas presented in the other books. But if you're unfamiliar with Babywise or Childwise, you can still jump in with ages 3-7. I love that this method is faith-based, but it isn't presented in a preachy manner. Each one of the principles taught in this book is designed not only to help childrens' behavior, but their moral hearts as well. So good behavior comes from good moral understanding and not just fear of punnishment for breaking rules.I would have liked to read more real-life examples of how the principles may be practically implemented, but I understand why they didn't have a lot of those- each child is different and will need to receive these teachings in a way that is specifically tailored to that child's needs. Don't get me wrong, some of the principles were beautifully illustrated with real-life examples. Others gave no examples at all. For me, the examples really help me understand the concept.My one big gripe is the frequent appearance of the phrase, "Yes, it really is that easy!" Um, I beg your pardon, but it isn't always that easy. This book doesn't address special needs issues AT ALL. Which is perfectly fine for most families. And while the principles taught in this book are especially important for my ADHD/ODD child, there is NO magic trick, no easy solution to teaching him anything. But I did get some essential reminders of things we need to work on with him, and some much needed encouragement for how to proceed with my daughter.I highly recommend this to any parent. I don't promise that it'll be the answer to all your problems, but I do believe it can make a significant difference in how you look at your child's behavior and how you choose to react to it.

  • Jessicaharkrider
    2019-01-14 21:16

    Excellent. One of the best parenting books I've read. Wish I had read it a couple of years ago!

  • Angela Bee Bee
    2019-01-18 21:17

    Things I learned from this book;1) don't fear disappointment, or responsibility. Life is not about what feels good all the time. pleasure principle. You do them no favors by making the road easy.2) we can show love for them by demonstrating our love for each other. Prioritize Mom/Dad talking to show the marriage is stable, daddy loves mommy, and instill confidence in the child. Show affection in front of them (me likey)3) this first phase of parenting is boot camp. we are the guardians of their little souls. the next phase is training, then coaching, then friendship.4) i gave 16 time outs yesterday over 3 children. It doesn't mean I was doing it wrong, it means I was doing it right. Caring enough about them to address their behavior and teach them. They just had a lot to learn yesterday. Tomorrow should be easier.5)I need to teach her to be courteous to siblings as a model for their future spouse and children.6) teaching values and morals at this age is critical, not optional. My strong willed child is smart enough to digest even complicated nuances of compassion, courtesy, kindness. She also is smart enough to fight me to make sure i meant it.This book is more philosophical than practical application. In the end, count to three then consequences...but it's also good to highlight the moral lessons i should be teaching.Man this shit is hard. But if it were easy, I'd be bored.

  • Peggy
    2019-01-10 00:04

    I think there are a lot of simple steps in this book that a family can take to make life easier for their child, which translates into life easier for everyone. I first read the book pre-maturely, before my first child exhibited any signs of defiance, and before we had our second child. After picking it up again, I can see some of the most important things that we used to do unintentionally have slowly dissolved as our family has added another person. I have a feeling that our family dynamic will change within the next few months as we start to work on the suggestions in this book. I'll keep you updated.

  • Wendy
    2018-12-31 22:55

    These 'On Becoming' books are great for me. I started reading this particular one long ago - never finishing it . . . but was drawn again to it this last week after some particularly out-of-control days with the kids. As I read I'm filled with a renewed sense of 'I can do this!' And the overwhelming motherhood moments turn from being hopelessly frustrating to being a solvable challenge.

  • Trish Boese
    2019-01-01 20:19

    5* I like all the Babywise books by Gary Ezzo. They give me real solutions and tangible relief for my parenting frustrations. I love how this book goes right to the heart of the matter - simple reasons why I need to train my kids to be kind and non-destructive. This Christian book is water in a parched world that seems to be raising selfish kids. This book goes back to the Golden Rule and stresses kindness, respect, manners, and right-and-wrong, which I want to teach my children.

  • Jennifer
    2019-01-13 18:02

    Great book and such a fast read! I am excited to continue applying these principles. It has already started to make a huge difference with Morgan. I wish I could summarize my favorite concepts, but I found stuff I loved in every chapter! I don't think we will be doing the whole Mr./Mrs. thing though - we'll have to teach respect for our elders another way! I wasn't sure about the "Yes Mommy" thing at first, but I have to admit - it really works!

  • Jen
    2019-01-15 21:03

    Some good information and tips on how to get what you want from your child and having well-behaved offspring, although there was SO much filler material. I couldn't wait for them to just get to the point and tell me what to do. Also, they would give a lot of examples of what NOT to do, but then fail to give an example of what TO do in certain situations. Overall a good read and I took away a few really key ideas, but the whole book could have been written in about 20 pages.

  • Carrie
    2018-12-23 20:12

    There was a lot of good in this book. Ideas about cultivating character and heart within our children. However, I find the writing style condescending at times and despite reassuring me that their book is to help parents in practical ways, I found very few actual strategies. It seemed the focus was on convincing parents the value of teaching character and morals. It seems to me that most parents already know this.

  • Sonja
    2019-01-17 00:14

    Again, I loved this book. I haven't read this one for a long time and need to brush up on the 4 yr old tricks... I think my favorite thing about his series/author, is that he pulls all his ideas from many sources and has tested them in his home, and in many others. He also has a very faith-based ideology on children that I connect with. Very cool.

  • Becca Secor
    2019-01-19 15:59

    I really appreciate the idea of 15 min I of sofa time. The transition when Daddy comes home is always hard for us - and our girls have been more arguementative - they need to see more love and stability in us. We need to see it in us. I don't agree with all of it - but there is much that is sound and usefull.

  • Erica
    2018-12-29 21:50

    They have a lot of great suggestions. Some we're using (responding with "yes, Mom" and "I'm sorry" vs "Will you forgive me?") and some we're not. Great reminders that great parents start off as a great husband/wife team. Definitely worth the read.

  • Ryan
    2018-12-23 20:16

    Good read -- lots of common-sense advice; the emphasis on the "first principle" of moral training, that is, the golden rule, is sound (CCC 1970, Luke 6:31: “Whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; this is the law and the prophets"). Very practical book, and easy to read as well.

  • Allison
    2019-01-11 21:15

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved how Gary Ezzo held the parents accountable/responsible for there children instead of going with today's philosophy of it's someone else's problem. I'm glad I read this book and I know I will be rereading it in the future.

  • Katie
    2019-01-13 21:12

    The authors did use some of the same ideas from their earlier books, Preschoolwise and Toddlerwise, but there were some new ideas that I really liked. I probably won't phrase things the same way they do in this book, but I liked the core ideas and will try to implement them.

  • Brett
    2018-12-28 18:52

    Some more good stuff from Ezzo. Sift through this and you should find some great principles. At times he makes his methods seem more magical than they probably are... "do this for a week and... ta-da!"

  • Sarah
    2018-12-29 17:00

    This book is full of good information for how to approach parenting young children. There are practical guides for how to handle certain situations as well as the principles to think about as you deal with each challenge. I found it a very helpful and insightful book.

  • Melanie Nielson
    2019-01-03 17:52

    While I disagree with a lot of Gary Ezzos ideas, I found a few of them to be extremely insightful and helpful. It is always refreshing to read about someone who is not afraid to be a traditional parent.

  • Claudette
    2019-01-10 23:18

    Horrible book! I would hate to have Ezzo as a father!

  • Allison
    2019-01-09 23:53

    Despite the authors' other books, this is one turning out to be a very good, reasonable, thought provoking book on parenting.

  • Stefanie Jordan
    2018-12-23 15:52

    I agree with Carrie...so e good stuff but need more take away strategies.

  • Kristi
    2018-12-31 16:15

    This book had a lot of good ideas, but also some that I didn't like. I have been trying some of the ideas so I guess we'll see how they work out.

  • Kate
    2019-01-06 19:56

    helpful but just ok

  • Jodi
    2019-01-21 23:58

    Loved it.

  • Jen
    2019-01-08 17:54

    Loved this book! I love that it not only gives practical advice for dealing with behavior issues, but really delves into the moral whys behind the discipline.

  • Jenny Price
    2019-01-14 19:51

    great to refer back to and not become legalistic about