Book – But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home

Book - But Nobody Told Me I'd Ever Have to Leave HomeFrom Toddlers to Teens: How Parents Can Raise Children to Become Capable Adults

From a baby’s first independent breath to the day they leave home, they are developing capacity to become capable adults. Your job is to help them develop the skills they need as they grow and develop. In this book you will learn:

  • When a child starts to become independent.
  • The connection between toddler play and becoming capable.
  • The importance of risk-taking in child development.
  • That kids need to be allowed to play outside and to walk to school. The streets are safer than you think.
  • Why parents need to look after their children first.
  • What your children need to know before they leave home.
  • This book will be of interest to all parents. Whether your child is a baby or a teen, you have an important role to play in helping him grow up to be a capable adult.

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Kathy’s book is packed with wisdom and humor gleaned from her many years of speaking with parents and raising her own now grown kids.

“Beginning in the toddler years and continuing throughout the teen years, Kathy shows how to use the stuff of everyday life to help raise kids who not only want to leave home, but can–and do– as responsible, capable and caring adults. A must read for parents with children of all ages.”
Barbara Coloroso, author, kids are worth it! Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline

“This is an excellent book. It is practical and down to earth advice for parents at a time when there is great confusion about how to be a good parent. This book helps parents to relax and stop trying so hard, while still allowing them to guide their children’s growth. It is much needed in today’s hectic world.”
Dr. Scott Wooding, Child Psychologist and author of “Rage, Rebellion and Rudeness: Parenting Teenagers in the New Millennium”

“Most parenting books leave me pummeled and believing, “I’ve ruined them, I’ve ruined them, I’ve ruined them.” Kathy Lynn’s book left me empowered and proclaiming, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.”
From the writers/ stars of Moms the Word, the critically acclaimed international hit comedy for parents.

Independence and self-sufficiency don’t just happen. They have to be nurtured along. If you’re wondering what you can do to ensure that your kids thrive — rather than merely survive — in the real world some day, you’ll want to read BUT NOBODY TOLD ME I’D HAVE TO LEAVE HOME. Kathy Lynn has written a practical guide to encouraging independence in kids of all ages.”
Ann Douglas, author, The Mother of All Parenting Books

“Kathy Lynn brings up some great suggestions to help your child become an independent adult. With the high percentage of child obesity in today’s society, it is important for parents to be role models to promote exercise as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Get out of the car and walk your child to school. Kids talk when they walk. When they are older they know the route to school, so they can go on their own or with friends. Bike or walk to the store, get outside, play some street hockey with your kids. When you do these activities as family, they will more readily organize their friends to play a game when you are unavailable. When people exercise they feel good (this goes for little people too) help to instill good lifestyle habits by being a role model!”
Helen Kissinger , Health & Fitness Certificate SFU, BCRPA Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Inst. Registered Fitness Appraiser (B.C.F.A.C.A)

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