Parking Lot Rules 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing

Parking Lot Rules 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children How do you raise amazing children How do you teach them to be kind and honest insightful and inuisitive athletic and curious loving and thoughtful How do you give your child the courage to be a good sport a good sibling a good friend a good person When Tom Sturges became a father he wanted to be the greatest father who ever walked the earth “I wanted to be so much than a casual observer of my son’s life as it went by me” So Sturges asked a lot of uestions He picked up ideas advice and tips from parents grandparents even rock stars and sports legends–anyone who had uniue insights to share The result is this practical inspiring “rule book” for raising healthy happy safe cherished children Philosophical sensible and empowering these 76 ideas subscribe to a simple premise It is impossible to respect a child too much but it is worth the effort to try The rules are organized into seven fields arranged by subject and will help parents mentors coaches and anyone who has children to deal with an array of situations in a kind respectful and encouraging way • EVERYDAY Let your children feel welcome and loved from the first moment he or she walks into a room “Smile When You See Him” rule #4 and leave no doubt that at that moment your child is the most important person in your world• COMMUNICATING Since yelling parents intimidate and a calm tone inspires “When You Get Upset Whisper” rule #22 –and make sure your message is heard• MANNERS MATTERS Follow “The Bill Walton Rule” rule #34 and if you can’t be on time be early• NO LOST CHILDREN When a family or group travels together obey “The Caboose Rule” rule #43 by assigning an adult or older child to keep up the rear–and ensure that no little ones lag behind• DISCIPLINES AND PUNISHMENTS “The 10 Second Rule” rule #49 prescribes the minimum amount of time you should wait before thinking about punishing your child for that D in English• PAIN HAPPENS NOW WHAT After your child experiences a little cut bump or scrape say “Sueeze My Hand as Much as It Hurts” rule #62; it is remarkable how their being able to “show” you will help to ease his or her pain• PLAY SPORTS PERIOD When your children accomplish something great in their sports using “The ESPN Rule” rule #67 tell the story in intimate detail and fill them with the belief that they can do it again and again From the Hardcover edition

10 thoughts on “Parking Lot Rules 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children

  1. says:

    Divorced dad of two sons executive coach and teacher Tom Sturges wrote a collection of parenting rules to live by The book contains some worthwhile tidbits such as3 Grow the tree you've got your child might not be exactly what you get but love him or her for their own uniue personality4 Smile when you see them greet your child with love and affection5 Once seen never unsee

  2. says:

    One might wonder why a mother of three would pick up this book I wondered that myself at first But with my older two kids just a couple short years from hitting their tween phase and with my littlest one being a spunky hot tempered little thing who's uite different from how her older siblings were when they were babies I thought it would be good to read this book for various

  3. says:

    I can see how a certain type of parent might find this book helpful however I am not that type of parent The author of this book has a child rearing philosophy centered on the idea the the parent is the ultimate authority whose job it is to make the children into something the parent thinks is ideal Tom Sturges is always the teacher and is always right I admit that Sturges doe

  4. says:

    Though some parts were a little cheesy I thought this book had a lot of good ideas I especially liked Grow the Tree You've Got It really did inspire me to try to be a better parent I have a hard time believing that the author follows ALL of his own rules all the time with his kids No one can be that perfect I wish he would have conceded that point a little bit I prefer my paren

  5. says:

    I was going to give this book 5 stars and then I made the mistake of looking at other reviews and allowing them to color my perspective Is the author a little too cocky and condescending? Perhaps But does that make the content of the book any less valuable? Not really And ok so everyone is all up in arms about flicking water in a kids face but that was one of 75 ideas which were c

  6. says:

    I try not to reshelve too many books but I just could not finish this book You know what they say about opinions everyone has one and Sturges just wants to share his opinion of what great parenting looks and sounds like I wanted to see what he had to say and take the gems that worked for me but I had a hard time with the tone of the writing Nothing against the book the ideas or the

  7. says:

    If you ever read Robert Fulgum’s All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kinderarten then you’ll understand what I mean when I say that Tom Sturges’ Parking Lot Rules is this decade’s version of Fulgham’s go to guide for parentsHere are some examples of Sturge’s words of wisdom • EVERYDAY Let your children feel welcome and loved from the first moment he or she walks into

  8. says:

    I'm trying to pepper in some non fiction in my growing list of fiction books to read This is one of the first I've actually made it all the way through non fiction has to work pretty hard to keep my attention or to jockey for position during my limited and precious me timeI used to read a lot of parenting books but when you have two kids who has the time? I picked up Parking Lot Rules b

  9. says:

    Just finished this and really enjoyed it Lots of good things to remember and even to come back to as the kids grow so I might have to purchase it for myself I did think it was geared for a little older kids my oldest is three because there were lots of times when I was reading this while nursing my 3 month old at bedtime while the toddler was upstairs having a fussy tired meltdown with

  10. says:

    Fairly hit or miss The first third of the book has some good advice but the latter sections feel rather thin If you're a single dad who's obsessed with sports this may very well be the perfect book for you For the rest of us it leaves a lot to be desired For instance there's no discussion of raising children with a spouse or grandparents in the picture The tone comes across a bit sanctimoni

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