PARENTS DONT WORRY… YOU'VE GOT THIS!
Parenting a young child can be an amazing and rewarding experience. But, let's face it...it can also be stressful, exhausting, difficult, and just plain confusing! In the midst of work, home responsibilities, and constantly being 'on the go, ' parents of young children often find it hard to be consistent and effective. Many just feel burnt out. But there is hope...and there are amazingly simple tools families with young children can use to feel calm, secure, and confident. Early childhood expert Christine Kyriakakos Martin has worked with parents of young children for over 40 years. As the owner of a preschool and an education consultant, Christine has assisted countless parents in understanding the complex and significant facets of a young child's development in an approachable and straightforward way. She's helped parents go from feeling over-scheduled and overwhelmed to empowered and excited about seeing their young children grow and develop.
Christine knows that so many parents struggle with balancing their daily lives, feeling guilt about not spending enough time with their children, and not feeling confident that they're giving their children enough to be successful. But, as Christine shows in this research-based but practical guide, there are incredibly simple ways for parents to reclaim their confidence, spend more quality time with their children, prepare their children for future success in school, and feel more peaceful throughout their daily lives.
Christine has identified the topics that most confound and confuse parents, including:
- Tackling busy schedules
- Maintaining consistent routines
- Handling challenging behaviors
- Choosing extracurricular activities
- Fostering positive sibling relationships
- Cutting down on whining
- Developing early academic skills
- AND MANY MORE!
Christine shows readers why each topic is essential for a child's development, followed by simple strategies that families can immediately implement to see progress in these areas. Christine even shows parents how "less is more" and "simple is better" in many areas of child development.