When it comes to parenting – what type of parent do you consider yourself? Are you a “go with the flow” type of parent, or the type of parent who goes above and beyond to make sure your child is well rounded and headed for a bright future.
There are many different parenting styles, all of which has their own unique “pros and cons.” There is no one style that is better than another.
As a parent, I just try and do my best and encourage my children to be true to themselves and to succeed in life. I’m far from a perfect parent, but then again, there is no such thing as a perfect parent.
I work with children from grades 1st – 7th. I have seen and many different types of parenting from parents who simply don’t “give a hoot” about their children as far as school is concerned, to extreme parents. One child in my care doesn’t have time to be a child. Her parents make her attend another school-like program after school (complete with MORE homework) as well as dance lessons, music lessons, golf lessons, tennis lessons and several other things. Don’t get me wrong – she’s a smart little girl (she’s in 4th grade and can easily do 6th grade work), I just see how stressed out she is and how she doesn’t have a moment to simply be a kid.
We knew another parents like that. He INSISTED his son become a doctor like he is. He even dragged his son around to Ivy League schools for campus visits when he was in middle school. These days his son attends community college and would rather skate around town on a skateboard than think about being a doctor. His father pushed him to far and he rebelled.
There is a funny book now available that pokes fun at those extreme parents (but in a fun way). It’s called The Rabbit Who Wants To Go To Harvard. It’s written by Dian Holquist for Dial Books.
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This hilarious picture-book parody satirizes helicopter parents and our culture’s extreme focus on childhood achievement. What a gift to recommend for moms and dads with a sense of humor!
This is a cute book filled with adorable illustrations. It’s meant to be funny. It’s not putting down any type of parenting.
“Any truly successful parent knows that there’s no time to rest: the prep school toddler down the street has already invented a new computer language! This book is guaranteed to get your kids on the right track. Now.”–Harvard Dad, class of 2031
“Makes controlling your kid child’s play—or, you know, the opposite!”–Harvard Mom, class of 2032
Look for this book where ever books are sold.
Check out the cute trailer for the book (below).
*I received a free copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.