Congratulations to Naomi Richards, The Kids Coach, who has recently launched her first book, The Parent’s Toolkit: Simple & Effective Ways to Help Your Child Be Their Best.
Naomi was one of my first Twitter friends that I met face-to-face (that was a few years ago now at Mums The Boss in Bedford). As I didn’t get out of the house much in those days – I had two kids under age 2! – people I met in the flesh were pretty special 🙂 So it’s been brilliant to see Naomi write her series of e-books and now become a published author.
We all know that we should be actively listening to our children, but sometimes it’s not as easy as it sounds. Then there are those situations which are a challenge for both parent and child, maybe when life isn’t fair (bullying, parental separation) or a big change is on the horizon (starting secondary school). It can be so hard to find the right words when you want to be open and truthful on the one hand, but you worry that you’ll only confuse or worry your child on the other. What I liked best about the Parent’s Toolkit is that it helps you pick the right words and the best approach. Often, just changing a couple of words can make a huge difference.
In The Parent’s Toolkit, Naomi gives us very practical tips and techniques to help us be better parents, to build a better relationship with our kids and to help them be happier and more confident people. She also includes her advice on building self esteem, sibling rivalry, friendship and helping your child develop important life skills such as decision making, dealing with boredom and timekeeping.
I’m looking forward to dipping into it whenever I encounter a parenting challenge!
Click the link to buy The Parent’s Toolkit: Simple & Effective Ways to Help Your Child Be Their Best