As a parent and teacher, I have read a number of books about parenting, and Seasons and Reasons: A Parent's Guide to Cultivating Great Kids is now at the top of my list. They say that attitude is everything in life. Debra E. Ross certainly has a basketful of encouragement, ready to transform you into a more amazing parent or a grandparent than you are now. After you read this book, cultivating a great kid or kids will be less of a mystery. If you have the mindset of being a tour guide in life for your children (like she does), many pieces of life will fall into place, thus creating happy, healthy, and wise children. The children will grow up to be their own tour guides, and discover the joy of being alive in many ways, thanks to your guidance. You will create your own traditions, holidays, and lasting memories. The accent is on the positive. You and family will do things out of love, not fear. You will create your own good karma together by treating failure as a learning experience, not a tragedy. And did you know your family has a motto? My wife and I have this one: “Give your children roots and wings.” What is yours? Debra E. Ross explores this interesting idea, and many others in this fascinating book. After reading it, you will know three things for sure: Debra E. Ross speaks from her heart, has a basketful of encouragement to share, and excellent parenting advice.
A charming, easy-to-read book full of helpful suggestions on being an active parent. Would you like to get your kids "out and about" more? This book will show you how. It's packed with real-life stories from the author's own child-rearing adventures. If you're worried that your kids are turning into couch potatoes, or if you feel like one yourself sometimes, this book can inspire you to explore new activities with your children.
"Deb Ross shares parenting inspiration to foster kids' independence and help them grow into smart, adventurous adults."
"Seasons and Reasons is full of ideas to keep the joy in parenting and family life, and to inspire kids to be creative, healthy, and active, out and about in their communities."