Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Keep it Real and Grab a Plunger by Julie K. Nelson

Keep it Real and Grab a Plunger: 25 Tips for Surviving Parenthood

Author: Julie K. Nelson

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Published: March 10th, 2015

ISBN13: 9781462116324

Paperback: 176 pages

Received a PDF copy in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads Summary

As a popular blogger, a college professor, and a frequent parenting guest expert on TV, you might suspect Julie K. Nelson is immune to the realities of actual parenting. But in fact, she’s been there—through all the late nights, huge messes, and tough moments.

Now she combines her expertise with her experience as a mom of five in this entertaining and pragmatic book. Learn how to overcome your natural manipulative, authoritarian tendencies and foster your child’s self-discipline, respect, and emotional maturity.

Humorous, insightful, and authentic, this book will get you through the sticky stuff with grace so you can enjoy those parenting moments that make it all worth it.

My Review

There was so many things I liked about this book, it's hard to know where to start.  There were so many thoughtful messages and advice.  I appreciated them all.  Sometimes with parenting books, I feel lectured, or that everything I do is wrong when it comes to my kids, and I didn't feel that way reading this book.  I think there are many topics in this book that any parent in any stage could relate to.  For example: Lifting Children Who Make Mistakes, How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids, Bedtime Routines (that was and is still a needed necessity in our home), I could go on and on.  I recommend this book to parents who are first starting their journey, or like me, have older kids.  We could all use a refresher.  

5 out of 5 stars.  Enjoy the book trailer below!

About the Author

Julie K. Nelson is the author of "Parenting With Spiritual Power." She is a wife and mother of five children, raising them in Illinois and now Utah. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from Utah State University in marriage, family and human development. Her scholarly research and creative writing have been published in journals and anthologies, and she has won numerous state and national awards for her writing. Julie has enjoyed teaching children in public and private schools and currently teaches at Utah Valley University.

Purchase Links

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