It's OK to Go Up the Slide

Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids

Shumaker continues to overturn conventional parenting rules in this sequel to It’s OK Not to Share.

By Heather Shumacher Read by Laurel Lefkow Family Life / Instructional / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 9h 53m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							Heather Shumaker has sparked much discussion with her 'renegade rules for  raising competent and compassionate kids.' In this follow-up book, she takes on  new hot-button issues like banning homework, technology use, and skipping  kindergarten. Shumaker offers broader guidance on how parents can control their  own anger and move from an overscheduled life to one of more free play.  Parenting can too often be reduced to shuttling kids between enrichment  classes, but Shumaker challenges parents to reevaluate how they're spending  their precious family time. This book helps parents help their kids develop  important life skills in an age-appropriate way. Sometimes being a good parent  means breaking the rules.

"What narrator Laurel Lefkow does best is thoroughly express the author's appealing wisdom and homespun respect for the challenges of being a parent. She clearly enjoys reading this material and connecting with her listeners. Not your traditional parenting advice, it's a softly argued manifesto that shows parents how to avoid overcontrolling risks and complying blindly with prevailing cultural norms." - AudioFile

In her thought-provoking new book, Shumaker challenges some of our assumptions as parents and teachers. This is a helpful and inspiring read for anyone concerned with raising the next generation of healthy children. - Michael Gurian, author of The Wonder of Boys and The Wonder of Girls

By refusing to accept received wisdom without questioning it, Shumaker makes the reader think about what children really need when it comes to safety, homework, technology, and interpersonal interactions. She'll provoke you to think afresh in places where you didn't even think there was a choice. - Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, author of Playful Parenting

The fact that Heather Shumaker stops to re-examine almost all the conventional wisdom about childhood to figure out which of it is based on anything other than, 'That's just how it's done' makes her my hero. - Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children

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