Monday, April 4, 2011
Turning Tears into Laughter - Giveaway!!
Lou's book if jammed packed full of useful and practical advice for parents with young children, this is not your usual parenting book, but a clear and thoughtful look at how to understand your child better and turn what seems like a negative situation into a positive and creative one! In Lou's own words:
"When toddlers display inappropriate behaviour, rather than pointing a finger, perhaps we should ask the question ‘Why?’ Behaviour is a means of communicating. Is my child tired or hungry? Does she need to slow down and have some special time with me? Too much excitement can lead to undesirable behaviour. Are children in fact being creative and inquisitive, and their loudness or messiness is not purposely disruptive? Asking ‘Why?’ allows you insight and understanding into your child’s life. It stops the parent from reacting harshly, giving time to respond in a compassionate way."
Lou will be joining the Honeybee Toys blog every fortnight with tips on Creative Discipline and Conscious Parenting. To celebrate we are giving away a copy of Turning Tears into Laughter to one lucky reader. To be in the running simply share with us your own piece of parenting wisdom...