In her book, Duct Tape Parenting, A Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible and Resilient Kids, Vicki Hoefle encourages parents to take a proactive role in their children’s lives by choosing to DO LESS, SAY LESS and WORRY LESS about the nonsense, useless behaviors, challenges and other details that can “trip up” the family. Hoefle’s message highlights Five Key Solutions that can guide parents into a better relationship with their children while helping them develop the “new three Rs” -respect, responsibility, and resiliency- that are necessary to enter the real world with “confidence and enthusiasm.”
Her witty, down to earth approach is fun to read, delivers the ah-has and gives parents a welcomed change from all the “how to get your kid to” talk circulating the industry. This logical, research-based philosophy goes beyond adopting a “parenting trend” but provides the why it matters and the how-to behind the Five Key Solutions. It also admits, that yes, taking a “less is more” approach can be far more difficult than it might sound– afterall, it seems easy to Do Nothing, Say Nothing–but is it? Find out for yourself (and see why it might require Duct Tape on yourself to zip it and give your child space to let your child grow more independent and confident!).
Publisher: Bibliomotion/August 2012
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Highbridge Audio/February 2013
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