About the Book
The Rhino: A naturally calm animal that charges when provoked.
The Orange Rhino: A person that parents with warmth and determination and who doesn't charge with words when angry, impatient, or simply in a bad mood.
Every parent knows the breaking point: that moment where you snap and lose your cool with the kids. It’s a terrible feeling and it can lead to darker thoughts about our parenting style and whether we were ultimately even meant to be parents. It happens to all of us, but it doesn’t have to.
With the new book Yell Less, Love More [Fair Winds Press, November 2014, $21.99 US / $24.99 CAN] parents will learn practical, simple solutions to keep them focused on loving more and yelling less, no matter what the circumstance.
Author Sheila McCraith, also known as The Orange Rhino® (www.theorangerhino.com), is a mom to four boys, all under the age of 7. In January 2012, after her handyman caught her screaming at her boys, she made a promise that she would go 365 days straight withoutyelling at her kids. To chronicle her progress, keep herself accountable, and find support, Sheila launched her blog, The Orange Rhino Challenge®, shortly after her promise was made. She successfully met her goal in 2013 and the book was born out of her experiment.
In this guidebook to happier parenting, Sheila shares daily thoughts, tips, and motivational personal stories to help parents toss out the screams and welcome in the peace. In addition it features a 30-Day Challenge to readers which encourages them to at least try not yelling – if only for a few days at a time.
Whether the reader has one child or twenty,YELL LESS, LOVE MORE will strengthen the reader’s relationships with their family as a whole and help each of them to laugh a little more and scream a lot less.
My Take on the Book
This was an open, honest and down-to-earth book that really makes you take a close look at your parenting and re-evaluate how you parent. I can say that I have gone down the path to frustration which can lead to yelling, which is never fun. This book gives you practical tools that will help you to be a more patient and to break the cycle of yelling (not an easy thing to do). In saying this though I felt that the author was there to help me every step of the way, and there were numerous chapters that I re-read afterward as they had a lot to say. I gained a lot from the entire book and highly recommend this to any parent who, link me, has started to yell more than using other mechanisms, you will thank me later! The author also invites you to join her 30-Day Yell Less, Love More Challenge - check it out for yourself!
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