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Quick Tips for Busy Families, Book Review

Quick Tips for Busy Families, by Jay Payleitner

Sneaky Strategies for Raising Great Kids

About the Book: Parenting can be hard work, and our lives continue to get busier and busier. Is it possible to lighten the load but still raise great kids?

From his experiences as a dad as well as interacting with countless other parents, Jay Payleitner has gathered scores of secrets worth passing along–simple things veteran moms and dads have learned over the years. Things as simple as passing along truths during TV commercials. Or connecting with your children as you tuck them in at night. Or learning how to laugh over spilt milk.

Some of the ideas are old-school secrets that were passed from one generation to the next; others deal with issues that would have never crossed Grandma and Grandpa’s minds. All of them are easy to implement.

This book is designed for a quick, breezy reading experience, letting parents pick and choose those ideas that will make their lives easier, their kids happier, and their futures even brighter.

My Thoughts:  Parenting is one of those hard things. Everyone has ideas on how to do it, that comes across as being more about bossing other people around then helpful advice. Luckily this book isn’t that. The advice is sound and it invites you to look inward, and come to your own conclusions with this book as a guide. The book is set up into strategies, some of which are a paragraph and others a couple of pages. It’s a great read for any parent, especially those with elementary school aged children who can use it as a guide as their children grow up.


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