Reading expands the mind, keeping it open to new and great ideas. So, it’s not surprising that many parents go to bookstores or scour the internet for parenting tips because parenting can be tricky. They really need all the help they can get.
However, it is important to note that even the #1 best selling book for 12 straight weeks is not the one size fits all solution to parenting challenges. All children are unique, which means that even two kids from the same family require completely different parenting approaches. This is where really knowing children and how they respond to actions and reactions come into play.
While there are great tips out there from experts or experienced parents, it will have to be tweaked based on the needs of a child. This is the message of an article I recently came across entitled: Parenting Books Don’t Know Everything from Independent.ie.
So, as the article suggests, get to know children so the proper parenting technique can be applied to them. The goal here is to bring out the best in children, and this can be done by knowing them and what works for them.