Rules for Parents is based on the principle that parents don’t need to be perfect, just loving and strong. Whether your goal is to instill independence or a love of learning, to tame a tantrum or your own impatience, Rules for Parents offers quick and sensible tactics that really work. Filled with smart (and sometimes surprising) strategies for giving children from infancy to kindergarten a strong start — this warm and loving guide will help parents and kids “play by the rules.”..and win.
“When Nan Silver (coauthor of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work) whipped herself into a prenatal panic (which goes something like, “What was I thinking? How can I possibly take care of this baby?), she ditched her stack of baby-care books and called her mother. Mom’s reassuring words provided the backbone–and rule number 1–for this hilarious but highly practical guide to commonsense parenting: “You Don’t Have to Be Perfect.” Readers will find compassion and candor in Silver’s nine engaging chapters, which offer practical, savvy advice on discipline, siblings, age-appropriate communication, and upholding the parental “couple.” Her premise is simple: neither a tyrant nor a doormat be. Drawing from her professional life as a journalist and her personal life as a mother, Silver compiles a sensible list of “rules” that blend both old and new parenting techniques. …Silver maintains a witty, conversational tone that makes for a quick and memorable read. This Mommy could do a mean stand-up routine.”
—Liane Thomas, Amazon.com