Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"The One Minute Mother"

So this morning I see this book in my son's rm. I don't know how long I've had it or if I've ever even read it before...but it was a quick, easy read on the treadmill. I realize parenting methods are controversial, but this has some good, simple advise told in a story format of a mother & her 3 adult daughters who are being interviewed about the 3 one min. secrets (it could really be summarized in 3 paragraphs but then you would miss out on alot of helpful details & examples).

Here are some quotes from the book:

"Children who like themselves like to behave themselves."

"I take a minute. I look at my goals. I look at my behavior. I see if my behavior matches my goals."

"I help my children reach their full potential. I catch them doing something right."

"We become what we think about."

"Is is important for me to start right away to do the right thing than it is to wait until I think I can do it just right."

"I take a minute out of my day every now and then to look into the faces of my children."

"What's important as a parent is not so much what happens when you're there, it's what happens when you're not there."
"Children learn in three ways: by example, by example, and..."

"Goals begin behaviors. Consequences maintain behaviors."

1 comment:

Eternally Distracted said...

Interesting post - Will have to keep my eye out for the book.

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