I first met Amanda Morgan early this summer, and her blog, Not Just Cute, quickly became one of my favorites. Amanda is a former teacher and a current stay-at-home mom to three little boys, and she shares activities, tips and insights from her experiences in both jobs to help parents and teachers.
There’s no doubt that Amanda has an intricate understanding of the emotions and experiences of young children, and she offers learning activities and discipline strategies that are easily adaptable for any family.
When Amanda first told me she had an ebook in the works, I was excited to see what she would come up with, but she has exceeded all of my expectations with Parenting with Positive Guidance.
As I was reading through my review copy of this book, I had this conversation with a group of bloggers I was chatting with on Skype:
Mandi Ehman: reading the BEST ebook ever, from Amanda from Not Just Cute. I have a feeling it’s gonna be a hit!
Someone Else: what’s it about?
Mandi Ehman: parenting with positive guidance. but it’s totally practical.
Mandi Ehman: she writes about parenting and education, and I love pretty much everything she writes
Mandi Ehman: “No book you read will ever change your child. It can only change you and how you react to your child in daily situations.”
Someone Else: wow
Mandi Ehman: “Raising good kids is hard work. Don’t let anyone tell you that you must be doing something wrong just because it’s hard.”
I then asked my husband if he would be willing to read through the book with me, a chapter at a time, because we’ve been facing some struggles with our four girls lately, and I felt like a lightbulb went off as I was reading Parenting with Positive Guidance. I’m excited to take the practical advice that Amanda offers — versus high-level theory that doesn’t do much other than leave me scratching my head — and apply it to our discipline methods because I really do believe that they’ll have a positive impact on the way our family functions.
In Parenting with Positive Guidance, you’ll find more than 100 pages designed to help you:
- Encourage the development of self-control and positive decision-making in your child.
- Know how to select and use the right tools to guide your child toward better behavior.
- Identify the broken tools you may be relying on habitually.
- Recognize the sources of challenging behaviors so you can address them more effectively.
- Build a positive family culture.
- Much, much more!