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.