am 6. Oktober 1999
Gottman, well-known for his books on marriage and divorce prediction, presents a terrific look at parenting from an "emotion coaching" standpoint. This is an easy-to-read book that can change one's thinking about negative emotion from, well, negative, to inevitable and necessary.
am 19. Juni 1999
extremely interesting (and not only for parents but anyone who wants to know more about their childhoods as well) and helpful book about the nature of interaction with our children, the daily exchanges and the big picture, how different parenting styles impact your child's perceptions, behaviors and self esteem from an early age. good methologies for forging healthy emotional exchanges, well-organized and written, this one is a gem
am 4. Oktober 2011
I find this book very interesting. It is not an easy read like many American books. The author documents the results of the studies he mentions which make the book more credible and serious.
The author(s) speak about how to react in difficult situations with kids/teenagers that are acting stragely (at least when we see them and do not understand their motifs).
I missed more examples on how to handle different demanding situations with children, however I think this is also up to each parent/educator to decide on how to adapt to each situation.
As each book on education maybe the ideas from this one will be at one point out-of-fashion. I am still willing to try some of them in my interractions with the kids.
This is not an exhaustive book and there is plenty of space to bring in your own ideas in your daily life.
Anyway, a read I recommend to anybody dealing with kids/teenagers but also adults :-)
am 7. Oktober 2015
Bringing up a child means that you need all the help you can get.
Friends and family are full of advice, often good, sometimes contradictory, and sometimes bad and nieve. But some studied professional advice is best. This is a short book full of just that.
Reading it opened my eyes to many thing. I now feel much more confident. It made me think about the mistakes my parents made, that I had not realised where mistakes. There I felt sad. But I have also understood the varied differences that have effect the lives of other people I know for the better. And some of the advice and research in this book is really eye opening. I happy for the knowledge, and would really recoment this book to anyone.
am 28. Oktober 2011
Very informative, makes you analyze your behaviour with your kids and also think of your own. started implementing the author's advice and it seems to work really well with my kid. I agree with the author that it's quite important to acknowledge a child's feelings, rather than to just say - "it's ok." Because it's not ok for them. I am quite grateful to have found this book.
am 13. Dezember 2015
I usually don't write reviews, although I buy very often online. I purchased maybe 50 self help books only in the last one year, but this book is the best book I have read and the best well spended money on books. I recommend to all parents to read this book.