Do you feel like you spend a lot of time lecturing your kids? I know that I feel that way sometimes. That’s why every now and then I need to take a break with some tea and a good book. I recently was picked to review the book Taming the Lecture Bug And Getting Your Kids To Think by Parenting Made Practical. This has made my break time doubly effective. I get a little bit of respite, and I get some great parenting tips. I call that a double win, and I would love to share this win-win with you too!
About the Book
Taming the Lecture Bug And Getting Your Kids To Think walks parents through the whys and hows of getting kids to listen the first time. No lecture needed. Filled with numerous pearls of wisdom, parents will get the tools they need to drop the lecture. Anyone who has been a parent for five minutes has seen the check-out that happens when the lecture gets going. This book will help you become confident in your ability to grab your child’s attention. You will learn what questions to ask, what responses to give, and how to navigate misbehavior with you being in complete control without having to lose your cool.
The book includes quite a few real-world examples of common behavior issues and how to work through them. What parent hasn’t had issues with getting their kids to complete chores on time and as expected, right? Joey and Carla Link do an amazing job of being real. It feels good to know that even the experts have had troubles with their kids on occasion. The Links do a wonderful job of making the reader feel comfortable by adding humor and caring to their stories and instruction.
Video Download to Compliment the Book
For those that would either prefer a video or would like to have a video to compliment the book, there is a video download as well. This is slightly different than the book. I really appreciate having them both. The video is just under an hour long, so it makes a great prequel to the book. I am a visual person, and the Links set up some mini drams during the video to really demonstrate the hows that the book goes into more deeply. They first show the common parenting mistakes. Then they depict the correct way of handling the same situation. I really liked getting to see what I was learning in the book in live action.
This Could Be a Study Done Over Time
With the video, the book, and the wonderful study guide (free on the website), parents could really turn this into a study that they complete over time as a couple. Parenting is difficult, and Rome wasn’t built in a day. Covering the materials in small chunks over time was the best approach for our house. It provided the necessary time to put the new skills into practice. In my opinion if this is done as a team where both parents work through the concepts, the program will work even better.
Other Products and Reviews
Other members of the Review Crew have been busy reviewing this book as well as other great resources from Parenting Made Practical. You really should check out the reviews for these other great parenting resources too!
- Why Can’t I Get My Kids to Behave
- Navigating the Rapids of Parenting
- Dating, Courting & Choosing a Mate… What Works?
- What Every Child Should Know Along the Way
I encourage you to check out the other reviews and products by clicking the link below.
If you are looking for a great resource to help you lecture less and your kids listen more, try Taming the Lecture Bug and Getting Your Kids to Think. This is an easy to read book that can act as a resource to parents as their children venture through those eventful teen years.