This book review on Raising Kids to Thrive by Kenneth R. Ginsburg is a sponsored post.
I love to read thrillers, mysteries, thrillers, Chick Lit, fantasy, young adult and a few other genres, but when it comes to parenting books not so much. They are meant to inspire and empower the reader, but most times I’m left feeling confused. They start off interesting, but after a few chapters I realize that they are a waste of my time. But every once in a while the title of one catches my eye and piques my interest. Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust is that book.
Raising Kids to Thrive
Raising Kids to Thrive is a refreshing approach to parenting for parents and caregivers of teens. A quick read filled with excellent parenting advice using language that is easy to understand. It is both informative and enjoyable to read.
What sets it apart from other parenting books is that the author includes perspectives of teens and not just his theories. I especially found chapter 6 full of practical and useful information. Overall I am impressed enough that I will certainly be looking into his other books as well.
About the Book:
Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love With Expectations and Protection With Trust offers essential tips on fostering resilience in teens. He gently helps parents understand how they can meet the challenge to balance unconditional love, yet still hold high expectations for their children. Through his “Lighthouse Parenting Strategy,” he also helps parents recognize when to set boundaries and when to get out of kids’ ways.
This groundbreaking book includes two chapters written by Dr. Ginsburg’s twin teenage daughters, and interweaves opinions and input of over 500 adolescents who participated in the “Youth View” chapters. By combining the wealth of experience from Dr. Ginsburg and insightful commentary from today’s teenagers, Raising Kids to Thrive offers a fresh take on how to successfully parent teens in today’s complicated world.
Raising Kids to Thrive will help parents to raise kids who thrive for lifetime by:
- Balancing unconditional love with high expectations.
- Eliminate the need for helicopter or “tiger” parenting.
- Start meaningful conversations with their children by being a sounding board, not necessarily a dictator.
- Become a stable beacon so their children can turn to them for guidance and self-measurement.
- Understand and accept that people are uneven and the importance of expecting growth, not perfection from children.
- Reduce anxiety – for themselves and their kids – as they venture out on their own and move into adulthood.
- Holding our kids to high moral standards, while also being a role model for those standards.
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