How To Break ’10’ Common Childhood Myths…is it the weekend yet?

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This is my very first book review.  Okay,that is not all true, I’ve done book reviews before just not on my blog, So this is the first book review on my blog.  Now that we got that out of the way…

 This book caught my eye, not because I needed any parenting or teaching advice [been there done that] it caught my eye because it was written by a Mother and a Son.  That struck me as something very special.

 “How To Break 10 Common Childhood Myths,” was developed by a mother-son teaching duo, Diane and Chad Finkbeiner.  Diane has over 40 years of classroom experience (how impressive is that) ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade and has seen just about everything kids are capable of.

 

Chad has been a formal educator since 2006. Prior to his career change, he had been an extreme sports instructor (very cool) and a counselor for nearly a decade. 

Through their combined teaching experiences the Finkbeiner’s identified a critical need: children need help in becoming independent and responsible.  Their ultimate goal is to offer parental guidance that will help children become productive members of our society.

 

Diane and Chad

 I wish this book would have been written 30 years ago.  It is full of plain common sense which really seems to be lacking today.

One of my very favorite parts of the book was:  “chivalry, couth, manners ; it doesn’t matter what you call it; the concept is one of the most important skills that a person can possess in his lifetime.  With this skill and little else a person can make a life for him or herself.  What makes manners so great is they are an internal mechanism that needs no prompting or recognition in order to be used; however, the impact that they can make can change the course of a life.” 

There is also a chapter on entitlement, a huge pet peeve of mine.  I enjoyed this book and like I said before what a testament that it was written by a mother-son-duo.  Diane must have done a few things right.  I would recommend this book to every teacher and every parent. 

For more information or to order the book  http://childhoodmyths.net

Thank you Diane and Chad and I wish you the best of luck!

Doreen

 

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