The cover tells us quite a lot: "the first guide written by teenagers", "discover the world from a teen perspective. Learn what to say and do to get along with them. " So much in theory. How is it in practice? The first thing that catches my eye is the low probability that the guide was written by American teenagers: Megan Levegrove and Louise Bedwell, two 16-year-olds.
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There is something disturbing in the condition we call motherhood. Nature has defined the role for newborn girls in the future, who are to pass their genes on to future generations. While from a biological point of view, almost all of us are ready to become a mother, we do not fully admit to our consciousness that this is an obviousness that must be accepted.
He doesn't know what to prepare for dinner tomorrow. He does not think about whether he will pay rent in a month. He does not browse colorful books with his son, he does not participate in evening rituals. He puts on an evening dress and somewhere between lipstick painting and making phone calls to friends, he finds someone who will humiliate her child and before he can protest, the door closes behind Ki and hears the sound of high heels receding.
After reading "Your competent family", a book which, to put it mildly, does not delight, I reached for "Not out of love" with a great deal of caution so as not to write "skepticism" ... and although it is difficult to admit, I experienced a dazzle. Suddenly I understood why the author has such a large number of fans, parents, who wait with tension for each publication and listen to his statements with interest.
This is one of the most detailed textbooks for parents I have read. Very specific, explaining step by step, almost in a pathological way, how to deal with probably the most difficult duty of parents: discipline. On the other hand, it is also a very bold publication.
I don't know what naughty children are. At least in the extreme edition about which education professor George M. Kapalka, the author of the book, writes. That is why this guide, which I will try to review for you, is difficult for me. On many levels. Starting from the cognitive up to the concept itself. Contrary to what is sometimes said, I am of the opinion that there are situations when "ordinary love" is unable to bring up.
The age of sexual initiation is decreasing drastically. What for my generation remained in the sphere of dreams is something natural for the current teenager. It is not just that children are growing up faster now, it's about the culture of the society and about these things. You can't hide it, sex is ubiquitous.
Although the music on the discs does not differ from the one that can be obtained by buying individual CDs with works of well-known composers dedicated to all (not only children), the series of eight CDs deserves attention. First of all, praise is due to the interesting covers in joyful colors and toddler-friendly graphics, and for two CDs that present music for children in fairy tales and in films.
Let's start with a small experiment. Try to imagine a two-year-old who can read. Now think about what you think about teaching infant languages? Your answer will largely depend on how you perceive science itself: do you see it through the prism of compulsory and boring school activities, or rather an unlimited adventure while exploring the surrounding world?
The guide 'Learning to use the potty' can be a rescue for many people. There is no lack of parents who see the future only in black colors, who are firmly convinced that they will never teach the child the principles of purity. Such pessimism does not come from nowhere, but from real problems with ridding children.
A few days ago we took a two and a half hour journey. The daughter was not about to squint. On the contrary, at the beginning she watched the surroundings excitedly, repeating "trumtumtumtum", which meant that we were going to the zoo, to see the elephant, and after a few dozen minutes to show tiredness. One and a half years is not yet time for puzzles, rebuses and observing pictures to find the difference, but for funny nursery rhymes anyway.
I don't know if I'm a typical middle child from Linda Blair's description. I know for sure that the book is interesting in many ways. She opened my eyes to the need for me to search for custom solutions, plan and reconcile feuding parties in such a way that the most vulnerable person can get out of the conflict with a defensive hand.
I have been wondering for a long time how to start a review of this book for you and unfortunately I still have mixed feelings. Reading the book began passionately, the first pages really encouraged reading, hit, chained to the chair, but the further, the quality of the author's arguments degraded dangerously.
"Raising resourceful children" with the note "Guide without edges" suggests an interesting reading, from which every parent is able to shed life wisdom for themselves, perhaps helpful in shaping their child. I will start with the publishing side and graphic design: A beautiful edition, you can see that the graphic artist has applied the latest principle of interdisciplinary teaching, Map of Thought.
After pregnancy, the silhouette changes. Not only then. It undergoes various tests throughout its life. On some it is not impressive, because they easily return to their previous appearance and can shape their figure without obstacles. For others, the prospect of being pregnant is frightening because of the excess weight that has been accumulated and the need to lose weight later.
Bellona Publishing House has recently published a new novel by Matt Mayewski, author of the young generation, futurist and graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics. It was accidental for the book to consider whether men are able to understand women, so whether a Mars communication bridge could be built between Mars and Venus.
This is one of those books that is difficult to read. Reading is not facilitated by coarse, too infantile language, which horribly tries to be clever and imaginary. The story itself is also troublesome, told in a wrong way, in a way fragmentary, disordered, which hinders its reception. Despite this, which may come as a surprise, "In the trap of childhood" I am able to recommend to you with full responsibility.
It is true that Agnieszka Stein's "Child up close" reads lightly and well. As many people have described before me: you get the impression that you are talking to a loved one who will comfort, hug and say "you can do it". On the other hand, there is one picture emerging from each card: the need to create an unreal fairy tale in which children are more mature than in reality, and parents do not lack the time and patience to follow them without forbidding anything or limiting their untamed the need to discover and cross all boundaries.
Probably the biggest attribute of this book is focusing on the comprehensive preparation of children for kindergarten, in which there is no mention of the influence of parents. Before you let your toddler enter a new social group, you need to answer one simple question: are we ready for the child to go to kindergarten?
This is not just a book about refusing. Agnieszka Wróbel's guide goes far beyond the simplified understanding of assertiveness. It is a compendium of knowledge about the ability to reconcile with one's own emotions, acceptance of one's own limitations and possibilities, and a valuable signpost teaching how to accept praise, criticism and how to raise children so that as a consequence of our actions we can give the world a self-confident young person not afraid to express his opinion .
You have to face the truth. Motherhood is not pink, but it has a color similar to any secretions from children, and these differ in color at different stages of development. That's how the message of this book could be described in a nutshell. On the one hand, a brave, direct and often aiming at important aspects of social behavior style without a moralizing tone, on the other, beating with the conviction that "I'm not a perfect mother."