This is a review post. I received this item in exchange for my honest review. Below you will find just that, my honest review.
Growing up, I always loved babysitting and being around kids. I still love being around kids, only now, when they get sassy and want to talk back, I have to deal with it instead of giving them back to mom and dad. When their attitudes take over, I tend to turn to lecturing, but after using Taming the Lecture Bug and Getting Your Kids to Think (book and video) from Parenting Made Practical, I have found a new way to help my kids.
I received both the book and the DVD video of Taming the Lecture Bug and Getting Your Kids to Think for this review. They both go over the same basic concepts, but I loved each one for individual reasons.
What Is It
Taming the Lecture Bug is a way to change the way you talk to your kids, by asking questions and finding out the real reason your children are behaving the way they are. By making these simple changes, you can change the way they behave, react, and think for themselves.
Joey and Carla Link take their experiences and use them to help you learn from these and do something for your kids. With their help and expertise, you are able to get your kids to think for themselves, which means you won’t have to lecture them all the time, which is kind of a good thing in my opinion!
Taming the Lecture Bug and Getting Your Kids to Think book is a paperback book with 160 pages. There are 12 chapters and some extra resources at the end. The chapters cover topics like, How Parents Stop Kids From Thinking, Re-Training a Stubborn Heart, and The Art of Asking Questions. The pages of this book are broken down into lists, subtopics, and important quotes. This made it easier for me to read, and allowed room for my notes.
As much as I love reading and writing my notes on the pages as I go, sometimes it is easier to watch and listen. Being able to watch the Taming the Lecture Bug video after reading the book, really helped me cement what I was learning in. I was extra happy to see that there was a class outline available on their website to help me as I was watching. This outline helped me focus on the main points of the video.
This video is 53 minutes long and featured Joey and Carla. They also had their daughter come in and help with some visual examples of what they were talking about.
What I Thought
I have been struggling with the lectures in the house, so I was happy to check these out. I didn’t realize how much I could change me to have the kids change them! If I looked at and did things differently, it would cause my children to do things differently. Joey and Carla had me sucked in right from the beginning with their laundry example since this was a current issue in our house. Using their techniques and seeing an immediate change made me want to do more.
I love the types of questions they give us as parents to think about using with our kids. These questions really made my kids think about what they were doing and how they could change things. I also loved the unacceptable responses and how to help your child change these. These unacceptable answers were the favorite in this house, and I have learned so much after not letting my kids walk away after answering with one of these!
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