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Amazing Parenting Book📖- It’s OK To Go Up The Slide⬆️⬆️⬆️✔️

I’m reading this awesome new parenting book that just came out. 📖 It’s called ITS OK TO GO UP THE SLIDE By Heather Shumaker. She uses the word RENEGADE in it a lot and I love that idea. It’s about parenting and not following the crowd, it’s about questioning conventional wisdom and searching for newer brighter ideas.  💡💡💡It’s about letting go of previous preconceived notions and being flexible and rediscovering new ways to do old things. It’s about being OPEN MINDED! Her previous book was called ITS OK NOT TO SHARE. The title in itself caught my attention??? What could she possibly mean by that? Isn’t that rule #1 we teach our kids? They ALWAYS have to share ALL the time? 😳 The new title once again piqued my interest…really why is it SO bad to go up the slide? Every kid wants to; we did it as a child…truly what is the harm! Time to pick and choose the IMPORTANT battles in life!

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I wanted to share some the reviews on the book because they very accurately portray what you can expect to read! I screen shotted them below but first here is a few quotes followed by the product description:

“This book frees parents from unfounded fears that limit their children’s ability to climb, jump, run, and express themselves honestly, replacing that fear with a courageous style of parenting that benefits the child.”
—Vicki Hoefle,

“By refusing to accept received wisdom without questioning it, Shumaker makes the reader think about what children really need when it comes to safety, homework, technology, and interpersonal interactions. She’ll provoke you to think afresh in places where you didn’t even think there was a choice.”
—Lawrence J. Cohen,

“Sensible and provocative. This book will turn notions about kids, families, and schools upside down. From homework to strangers to technology, Shumaker tackles all the big topics facing the preschool to elementary set.”
—Amy McCready

“The norms of parenting today—with their over-concern for safety and promotion of continuous surveillance and control—are stifling our children. In this delightful book, Heather Shumaker teaches us how to be renegade parents, willing and able to flout the norms in order to promote the long-term mental and physical health of our kids.”
—Peter Gray,

“I’m in love with Heather Shumaker’s new book, It’s OK to Go Up the Slide—it’s going to rock boats, challenge thinking, and nudge adults in the right direction when it comes to early learning. The book’s Renegade Rules often swim against the current of conventional thinking, but they are based on solid research, shared with warmth and humor, and come with ample ideas for implementation.”
—Jeff A. Johnson

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Here are some of the reviews…📝📝📝

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Finally, I listed each chapter and sub chapter so you can really see what this book is about!!! 👀 In future blog posts I will address several of the topics I read and found thought provoking! 🤔

It’s Ok To Go Up The Slide Recap:

Section 1: RISK & INDEPENDENCE
Rule 1- Safety Second
Rule 2- it’s ok not to kiss grandma
Rule 3- model mistakes
Rule 4- it’s ok to talk to strangers

Section 2: NAVIGATING TECHNOLOGY
Rule 5- embrace Amish iPads
Rule 6- discipline your phone

Section 3: CHILDREN’S RIGHTS AT SCHOOL
Rule 7- recess is a right
Rule 8- ban elementary homework
Rule 9- opt out of harmful homework
Rule 10- don’t sign here

Section 4: MORE RIGHTS AT SCHOOL
Rule 11- reconfigure kindergarten
Rule 12- banish calendars at circle time
Rule 13- don’t force participation

Section 5: SORROW, EMPATHY AND DISASTER
Rule 14- don’t remove ogres from books
Rule 15- deal with news disagrees
Rule 16- share unfair history

Section 6: MEANS WORDS AND PRINCESS POWER
Rule 17- princesses are powerful
Rule 18- mean words matter
Rule 19- give whiners respect

Section 7: RENEGADE RULES IN THE REAL WORLD
Rule 20- families are not entertainment centers
Rule 21- relax

I AM ALMOST DONE WITH THE BOOK BUT DIDNT WANT TO WAIT TILL THE END TO SHARE! Go out and Amazon yourself this book!

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