Posted in Books 2 Read, Quotes 2 Inspire

On the Fleeting Gift of Parenthood

Grab your tissues and take this quote after viewing the link below~

It kills you to see them grow up.
But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.

~Barbara  Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

Click here: Katrina Kenison on the Gift of an Ordinary Day.

Posted in Books 2 Read, Teens

A Twist on Teens

Kelly Salasin

You don’t even have to open this book to reap the benefits.  The title itself shifts the possibility of perception:

The Good Teen~Rescuing Adolescence from the Myths of the Storm and Stress Years.  Groundbreaking research reveals everything you think you know about teens is wrong!

This book, written by the Director of  the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development from Tufts University, is a beckoning read.

Author, Richard M. Lerner, PH. D., draws on his decades of experience working with teens to say that, “Teens are not problems to be fixed, but resources to be developed.”

Now that’s a revolutionary idea for our woe is me culture of parenting teens.

To read some of my own positive experience with my teen, click here.

Posted in Books 2 Read

Simplicity Parenting

Kelly Salasin, Fall 2009

Here’s another shout out for a welcome read for parents and educators. Author Kim John Payne knows his stuff and shares it in ways that are both humorous and illuminating. More than that, his trademark compassion shows up on every page. Simplicity Parenting has been released at just the right time–before another holiday season is upon us.

Interestingly enough, Katrina Kenison, whose book I reviewed just last week, is the lead reviewer of Simplicity Parenting.  Katrina’s book, the gift of an ordinary day, is an excellent companion to Kim’s book.

ps. If you live in New England, you’ll be pleased to know that Kim John Payne will be speaking in Southern VT on November 12, 2009 at the Marlboro Elementary School.  For more info, contact Kelly.