This is an easy read!!!
I truly enjoyed reading this book because the author literally made me feel like I was just having a conversation with the author about our lives with kids. The author has five kids (which is only two more than my three-which I’ve learned that even one more child in your life can make a world of a difference.) She talks about how she use to do everything for her kids, and how it was not helping her or her kids.
The 12 Month Plan Was Born
She wanted her kid to be more independent. It is our job as parents to teach kids to become an asset to society and to be independent. Plus I want my kids to have a better life than I had. Of course, ultimately regardless how well I teach them, I’m living proof that doesn’t mean that they are going to make their lives any better than I did mine.
This book is filled with lots of good humor and in my opinion solid wonderful advice that every parent should heed. All kids are different, but ultimately, they do want to know how to do what we do. My kids yearn to know how to do the things I do.
Kids Love Being Helpful
Most kids love to be helpful when they are young. It’s the prime time to teach them responsibility. If you do it from the time they are little, they will maintain it even when they get older. They will maintain the pride in doing stuff on their own.
This book was one I could relate to, and even though I do teach my kids things and ensure they do chores. I gained even more ideas and tips on how to get the kids involved in the process of growing up. I’m not a perfect mother, but I do try to do my research and apply some skills I learn along the way.