‘Put on your own oxygen mask before you help your children.’ Those words make sense on the aeroplane and they also make sense to us as parents in our day to day living. Kristin Neff’s book, backed by significant research, helps us to see why self compassion really matters in our everyday living.
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Alfie Kohn has a light-hearted easy to read approach and at the same time he challenges many of our well-intended ideas about praising children. This book will make you sit up and think about what children really need to thrive.
Angry Octopus: An Anger Management Story Introducing Active Progressive Muscular Relaxation and Deep Breathing
This exquisitebook is a great accompaniment to the Indigo Ocean Relaxation CD for children.
These relaxation audios for children are presented in a story style that is appealing to children as the strong story element engages their imagination and gently teaches them skills to focus on breathing and to quiet the mind.
Nancy Kline hasn’t written this as a Parenting book – but it’s probably one of the most powerful books that any parent (or professional working with parents and children) could ever read.
This is one to buy TODAY – it can potentially transform your parenting and also give new insights to those who are already familiar with Siegel’s work.
This new book, as he teams up with Tina Payne Bryson, is a much easier read than many of Siegel’s other informative books, whilst giving key insights from Neuroscience that impact our perspective of what children need to thrive. The authors chat with the parent from an empathetic ‘been there and done that’ approach as they share helpful insights and strategies about dealing with everyday parenting issues like temper tantrums or power struggles. Each chapter also contains simple cartoon -style drawings so that you can share key principles about what’s happening in the brain with your children.
I read ‘Anything You Want’ by Derek Sivers in one easy sitting.
A great summer read. Short and inspiring.
Whilst this book is intended for those establishing themselves in business or trying to figure out their career, what I really recommend is to read this from the stance of Parent, replacing the word ‘business’ for ‘family’ and seeing your children as both ‘customer’ and, in a sense, as ‘employees’.
I’d love you to add your feedback on the Koemba Book Club. Val.
I’ve been listening to a great interview with the author, Jackie Humans. http://filesource.abacast.com/wsradio/yourfamilymatters/060111/segment2060111.mp3.
Jackie has some really creative ideas and has ‘walked the walk’ with her own child who experienced bullying.