Nurture Shock Book {Blog Index}

Book Recommendation: Nurture Shock Building Positive Self- Esteem The Importance of Free Play Time {and ideas for fitting it in} Praise Effort, Not Results Why Kids Lie (and what to do… View Post

The Importance of Free Play Time {and ideas for fitting it in}

It is easy to look at structured play and believe how good it is for kids. We can see value there. We seem to be discrediting the value of free… View Post

Helping Your Child Speak Words

This post contains affiliate links.  NurtureShock by Bronson and Merryman has a chapter discussing how to jump-start language skills. We often console ourselves and each other with “Don’t worry, he will… View Post

Helping Siblings Like Each Other

Siblings fight. They just do. It is going to happen no matter how much they get along in general. In a family, you live under the same roof and spend… View Post

Praise Effort, Not Results

This post contains affiliate links.  One of my favorite chapters in the book NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, is called “The Inverse Power of Praise.” The… View Post

Why Kids Lie (and what to do about it)

Why Kids Lie and what to do about it. Understanding why children lie and what parents can do to help children learn to be honest. For me, honesty is very… View Post

Book Recommendation: Nurture Shock

Every so often, I read a parenting book that I absolutely love. One that I think all parents would benefit from reading. One is of course Babywise. Another very helpful… View Post