13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't do by Amy Morin

Amy Morin's latest book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do is a mixture of parental coaching, parental strategy reference book, parenting exercises and ideas to improve your parenting skills. In other words, it is a great book to read and to keep for further reference.

Each chapter of 13 Things takes one tenant of Morin's advice to help readers become better parents. Chapters include: They don't parent out of guilt, They don't expect perfection, They don't confuse discipline with punishment and they don't take shortcuts to avoid discomfort. Every time I would read a chapter, I thought, "Wow, this is the best chapter." Then I would go on and think that about the next chapter. Each chapter is truly loaded with solid stories from other parents or Morin's experiences working with children, along with advice and ideas on how to help the chapter work for your parenting, whether you have a pre-schooler or a teenager. Morin's book also clearly shows she is up-to-date on what is going on in our world today. She relates to parents in a way that is current with modern society with the constant social media input that we have as parents.

I was privileged to be part of Amy Morin's launch team with other parents who previewed 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do. Together, online,we read slowly and discussed each chapter and shared parenting notes every week. I can't begin to tell you how helpful both the book and the group were to my husband and I as we parent our teenage son. I highly recommend 13 Things. I would also encourage you to not just read the book but to find a group of parents that you can share the book with and discuss it together, either in person or on-line. I am sure your learning will multiply with your time and efforts and you will become a better parent for having done so.

I received a special advanced copy of 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do from the author and publisher. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book


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