Item description for Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear, 2nd Edition by Pam Leo...
"Connection Parenting" is based on author Pam Leo's seven week parenting series, "Meeting the Needs of Children," that she has been teaching for over sixteen years. The premise is that a strong parent-child bond is the key to children's optimal human development and our most effective parenting tool. Connection Parenting is a proactive approach to parenting that supports parents and caregivers in creating and maintaining the strong bonds children need to thrive.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Jul 7, 2007
Publisher Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
ISBN 1932279768 ISBN13 9781932279764
Reviews - What do customers think about Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear, 2nd Edition?
Great book! Aug 31, 2008
Every parent should read this! Even though a lot of it is basic info, it is really thought provoking!
Great book to use with any age of kids Jun 25, 2008
Pam Leo has touched on a subject that is most important this day and age- connection. As you rewind, repair and replay your communication with your child, you are taking the steps to a better connection now and for the future. Pam's extensive research, presented in this book, gives you great idea's, activities and pertinent facts in working through any situation that may arise between you and your child. Connection Parenting is also a great tool in dealing with discipline in your home. Becoming aware of you and your child's communication styles and rethinking your approach can reconnect and build self esteem and worth. I wish I would have had this book when my kids were younger!!
Best Parenting Book I've Read in a Long Time May 16, 2008
When I had my first child 5 years ago I began amassing quite a library of Parenting books. I have to admit that being a committed attachment parent I was alittle skeptical as to whether or not this book could add to my knowledge. I can't speak more highly of a parenting book. It really explains child behavior and needs in a way that gave me SO many Aha's. She strikes a wonderful balance between parent's needs and children's needs while at the same time being very straight forward about what so many kids aren't getting emotionally in today's world. I'm anxious to find a support group locally that espouses her ideas. In the meantime I've once again shifted my parenting methods and I'm trying to give my child more of what she really needs - Connection!
Fuzzy Advice for Fuzzy Thinking and Warm Fuzzy Feelings Apr 19, 2008
This is a book for people who want to feel this type of parenting. Those who want to think through it will be very disappointed.
_Connection Parenting_ is targeted at parents or parents-to-be who have emotional baggage from their own childhood. It is a rather short book and thus much of the space that I would have preferred it spend on specific, concrete advice on working with one's children was instead dedicated to helping parents get beyond their hang-ups. This can be frustrating if you do not have that many hang-ups.
In addition, there are a number of assumptions made about this type of parenting, which are not backed up by hard evidence. The examples of respectful, loving dialogue are good, but too few, and there are precious few examples of working with children who are feeling combative, or who are already angry, for whatever reason.
I was raised in a gentle household and I believe in gentle, connecting, attachment-fostering parenting. But I felt like I should be going through it in a cold public-space basement with seven other adults in a meeting on folding chairs, and there is a man across from me crying or something, and the rest of us are stuck praying that the facilitator does not try to initiate a group hug.
It is more a self-help book than a parenting book. I am glad that I got _Adventures in Gentle Discipline_ at the same time, because this one was not very helpful for me.
A Parenting "Must Have" Apr 3, 2008
Connection Parenting is one of those books that needs to be on every bookshelf, whether one is a parent or not. As a culture we are often so disassociated with the experiences of children that we are unaware of how we treat them or how this impacts our relationships with them and the people that they become. Are we forgetting that today's children will be the ones we will look to for compassion as we age?
I am such a believer of Pam Leo's work that I facilitate workshops in New York City based on Connection Parenting. It is so fulfilling to see parent's and educator's "light bulbs go on" when they get it.
As some reviewers have mentioned it can be challenging to question ourselves as well as how we were parented. It certainly is. Anyone who reads this book will not stand for the alternative.