In keeping with this month of ghosts, ghouls and other ghastly creatures, I’m sharing this link to a site called Monster Librarian. This link will take you to an extensive list of books, each accompanied by a comprehensive description. I don’t know any kids who don’t like Halloween and one of these books may just fill that desire for a “scary story”.
BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Today, I’m recommending a book for you parents that is sure to be a “treat”. This parenting book is chock-full of “tricks” that are guaranteed to solve your most difficult parenting woes. How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and How to Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, has been in print for over thirty years. I discovered it back in 1980’s while struggling to deal with our five children, all born within a ten year span, and keep my sanity. This book was by far, the most practical and most beneficial parenting book I ever read (and I read a slew of them!). I’m not exaggerating when I say it changed the course of our family life and how my husband and I interacted with our children. When I returned to teaching, I always recommended it to the parents of my students at Back to School Night.
Although this book has been around for awhile, it has been updated several times and the core ideas are as relevant and realistic today as they were when it was first published. If you Google the title, you should be able to view a free sample. Then, treat yourself to a copy because you will want this one at your fingertips for quick reference. Yes…it’s that good!