Bringing up kids without tearing them down
Review by Monika Singhi Celly
The author offers practical advice on raising children in a way that won't hurt their self esteem, starting with ``A-B-C's'' of self-worth (acceptance, belonging, confidence). Backed by real life examples, this book is a step by step guide to inculcate discipline, family values & love in children. Almost all the examples sounds familiar because we see them everywhere around. Each example is concluded with a solution which seems practical. The book also sounds real because the author shares his own experience as a father. Dr Levin has strongly advocated ’Reality Discipline' where the nature of action will determine the teaching tools to be used.
The last two sections of each chapter `Words To Remember'' and ``Actions To Try'' are good for future reference. The final section of the book is written in a question-and-answer format, based according to the child's age. Overall, a good book for parents.
About the Reviewer
Monika Singhi Celly is a counselor and teacher by occupation. Also a mother to an extremely engaging 3 year old who loves to chatter non-stop, Monika tries her best to put aside professional abilities when at home! An avid reader and a passionate cook, she propagates healthy cooking and eating habits through her blog Vegetarian Surprises.