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Raising Human Beings
Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child
Ross W. Greene

Scribner/Simon & Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
August 9, 2016/ ASIN: B017I25DLI

Reviewed by Nicole Merritt


Raising Human Beings…..great title. What parent has ever thought of their child as a human being? Yes, we all know they are, but to us they are this cute little bundle of warmth and joy. And then as an adolescent, they are a big bundle of confusion and conflict.

This is a wonderful book for bringing into perspective the reality of what we are actually supposed to be doing as parents. If you parented in the ‘50s or ‘60s, this is not your style for sure. But it is a new age, and new ways of parenting are changing the way we look at our young. They eventually will grow into adults, so as Ross Greene reflects, they should be treated as human beings, soon to be people in the world. And no time is too soon to do just that.
I found this book to be a superior teaching tool and guidebook through parenting. Greene is a bestselling author of Lost at School and The Explosive Child, and shows readers how to meld nurture while targeting discipline. His guidance helps a parent find the right balance for their own child and then formulate a plan for helping their child live a life that reflects their own personality with success.

What an insightful read. It sure does raise a lot of questions, especially if you are a ‘50s product of child rearing. It makes one think, maybe “our way or the highway” is not the best example of good guidance. It worked then but probably doesn’t now. If you are raising a human being, this book is a gem.

Reviewed 2017