Magazine article Work & Family Life

Renegade Rules for Raising Confident, Creative Kids

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Renegade Rules for Raising Confident, Creative Kids

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In her books on parenting, Heather Shumaker tends to rock the boat. She challenges our thinking and takes on much of the conventional wisdom about raising children.

In her book It's OK to Go Up the Slide, Shumaker offers tender but practical parenting advice on how to control our own fears- even in the face of frightening events in the news (see Front Page feature). And this makes her truly a writer for our times.

Focusing on the elementary school years, Shumaker asks parents to reevaluate how they spend their precious family time. She talks about how to help kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way. She has good advice for communicating with teachers.

Shumaker suggests that what we think we know about what's best for young kids-at home, at school, about safety, about academics-is not supported by solid research.

Most important, she says, we have to model certain skills for technology use, confronting conflict or coping emotionally with a setback. …

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