Have you ever wondered about my blog name?
What’s The Measured Mom mean, anyway? I thought this was a teaching blog. Is she talking about math? Music?
When I started blogging two years ago, I wasn’t sure what my focus would be. At the time I had four children ages 1, 2, 4, and 5. I was struggling to find contentment in my daily parenting journey. I thought about what kind of parent I wanted to be. Thoughtful. Deliberate. Careful. Measured.
And so, The Measured Mom was born. As it turned out, I found my niche in teaching tools. That’s why this blog is packed with free lessons, printables and other education resources. But I’m a parent too. That’s why I’m thrilled to share with you one of my favorite parenting books.
In fact, before I changed my blog’s focus to teaching tools, I was planning to write a “Best Parenting Books” series. If I Have to Tell You One More Time was going to be the first book!
My favorite parenting book
I rarely buy parenting books, but after I borrowed this one from the library two years ago I immediately bought a copy for myself on Amazon. I didn’t want to forget anything!
The book gives you a giant toolbox of strategies to work through parenting struggles at your home and to foster positive relationships with your kids. From spending one-on-one time with each child for a few minutes every day, learning to use a calm voice, and choosing logical consequences – I can’t say enough how much I value this book.
But… guess what?
Two years ago, my reading time was replaced with blogging time. This treasure of a book has been sitting on my bookshelf while I revert to my old ways: nagging, counting to 3 (or 5 or however long it takes!), yelling (sigh), and other behaviors that aren’t bringing out the best in my kids. (Or me!)
It’s a new year. I want to be a positive parent.
How about you?
Join me for a FREE webinar on Wednesday, January 14 at 9 PM EST
I’m putting my kids to bed and turning to my computer for a free webinar with Amy McCready. All I need is myself and my computer – no webcam required! We’ll get to listen to Amy give us some of her best tools for helping our kids.
- Learn how to reclaim your calm voice and bring peace back to your home.
- Learn simple, positive discipline strategies to help kids do the right thing.
- Learn the 5 R’s of fair and effective consequences.
- Walk away with concrete tools you can use immediately.
And did I mention this is an interactive webinar? We’ll be invited to chat at the bottom of the screen. I’ll be right there, so we can share our parenting joys and struggles together. I’m looking forward to meeting you!
Space is limited! Sign up HERE.
Parenting expert and “recovering yeller” Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and the author of If I Have To Tell You One More Time… The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids to Listen without Nagging, Reminding, or Yelling. Amy is a regular parenting contributor on the TODAY Show and has also appeared on Rachael Ray, CBS This Morning, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, Steve Harvey, and elsewhere. In her most important role, she plays mom to two teenage boys.
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