Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mama Rock's Rules

Mama Rock's Rules

by Rose Rock (with Valerie Graham)

About the book: Uber-mom Rose Rock raised ten children and seventeen foster children. She did it by never shying away from hard conversations and by not being afraid to present strong ideas about boundaries, discipline, choices, and consequences. In short, Rose Rock tells it like it is. In Mama Rock's Rules, Rock shares the funny and highly practical lessons she learned both as a parent and an educator, while offering strategies for teaching children to be self-reliant. Her advice - delivered with a dose of wit and homespun humor - will inspire you to teach your kids right, whether your brood is one child or ten.

From me: I LOVED this book! LOVED IT!

The no-nonsense parenting advice that Rose Rock hands out in her book is solid and easy to follow. Throughout the whole book I really felt like I was sitting down with Rose for a chat in her kitchen rather than reading a book. I really like how balanced her rules are...she requires respect and obedience, but she also knows how to hand out love and mercy. THIS is how I want to raise my boys. It was also really encouraging to me to read that Rose lost her husband and went it alone (with young children and foster kids). It lets me know that I can do this.

I've already started to implement her rules and advice, and it's working!

My favorite rules that she put down in her book were these three:

Rule #1: I am the Parent. I make the rules. Ru
le #2: You are the child. You follow the rules.

Rule #3: Any problems, refer to Rule #1.

In a world where parenting has been set on the back burner in favor of friendship...Mama Rock is a breath of fresh air. You won't be sorry if you invest in this book!

I was given this book in exchange for my honest review. Free book do not influence my opinion
...just what I read next :)


Kristie said...

This might be one book that I'll have to read! :-)