Book 34 of Year 2017 – “Parent Speak” by Jennifer Lehr

Official Title – Parent Speak: What’s Wrong with How We Talk to Our Children–and What to Say Instead 

Genre – Non Fiction

Book Length – 272 pages

Reading Time – 282 pages

Style/ Plot – This book is so apt in describing the way we talk to kids as if they need to be manipulated, objectified, micromanaged, distressed, invalidated or threatened.

Jennifer explores why we generally talk to children differently and how we can better educate ourselves and take a better approach.

Favourite Quote – “So when we parents try to become the drivers of our kids’ bodies, when we think we know better, they can come to doubt their own good judgement, and that’s truly risky.

Recommendation – If you have found if challenging to decide how you want to speak to or raise your child with relevant words, this is the book for you. Jennifer outlines the effects our words have on children and how we can retrain ourselves to engage with them better.

Rating – 4/5

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