Kids don’t come with a manual but if they did, it toils be pretty much like this book.
I absolutely enjoyed reading Kids Don’t Come with a Manual by Carole and Nadim Saad and I know I will be referring to it again and again.
To tell you the truth I am not in the habit of reading parenting books. Firstly, I find them very condescending and secondly they always seem to make you look like a hopeless parent. Neither of which I really enjoy hearing.
However, I found this book to be different. It leads by example and I found myself nodding my head in agreement a number of times.
It is well written with clearcut guidelines and there are tried and tested methods for every age.
I love the strict parent and the parent from the heart scenarios as I do believe I alternate from one to the other and I really should be the one from the heart for a better impact.
The book deals with children aged from about 3 onwards and thus is perfect for me as my children are aged 10, 6 and 3.
I love the 20 parenting challenges at the end. I think I’ve already been challenged many times over. Now though, I know I can meet the challenge head on.
I did realise that I have been using the word ‘no’ very often and I’m always finding myself saying don’t do this or that. Taking a tip from the book, I have begun giving them limited choices especially where it concerns homework and finishing chores. It has worked and I find that things get done without a fuss.
I consider the book a good read as well as a handy book for a reference. Parenting can be hard at times and it’s always nice to know that other people are in the same situation. I can see myself going back again and again to the book throughout my parenting journey.
Disclaimer: I was sent this book for an honest review. All ideas and opinions are my own.