Parking Lot Rules & 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing

How do you raise amazing children How do you teach them to be kind and honest, insightful and inquisitive, athletic and curious, loving and thoughtful How do you give your child the courage to be a good sport, a good sibling, a good friend, a good person When Tom Sturges became a father, he wanted to be the greatest father who ever walked the earth I wanted to be so much than a casual observer of my son s life as it went by me So Sturges asked a lot of questions He picked up ideas, advice, and tips from parents, grandparents, even rock stars and sports legends anyone who had unique insights to share The result is this practical, inspiring rule book for raising healthy, happy, safe, cherished children Philosophical, sensible, and empowering, theseideas subscribe to a simple premise It is impossible to respect a child too much, but it is worth the effort to try The rules are organized into seven fields, arranged by subject, and will help parents, mentors, coaches, and anyone who has children, to deal with an array of situations in a kind, respectful, and encouraging way EVERYDAY Let your children feel welcome and loved from the first moment he or she walks into a room Smile When You See Him ruleand leave no doubt that, at that moment, your child is the most important person in your world COMMUNICATING Since yelling parents intimidate, and a calm tone inspires, When You Get Upset, Whisper ruleand make sure your message is heard MANNERS MATTERS Follow The Bill Walton Rule, ruleand if you can t be on time, be early NO LOST CHILDREN When a family or group travels together, obey The Caboose Rule ruleby assigning an adult or older child to keep up the rear and ensure that no little ones lag behind DISCIPLINES AND PUNISHMENTS TheSecond Rule ruleprescribes the minimum amount of time you should wait before thinking about punishing your child for that D in English PAIN HAPPENS, NOW WHAT After your child experiences a little cut, bump, or scrape, say Squeeze My Hand as Much as It Hurts ruleit is remarkable how their being able to show you will help to ease his or her pain PLAY SPORTS, PERIOD When your children accomplish something great in their sports, using The ESPN Rule, ruletell the story in intimate detail and fill them with the belief that they can do it again and again From the Hardcover edition Parking Lot Rules & 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children

About the Author: Tom Sturges

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10 thoughts on “Parking Lot Rules & 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children

  1. says:

    Divorced dad of two sons, executive, coach, and teacher Tom Sturges wrote a collection of parenting rules to live by The book contains some worthwhile tidbits, such as 3 Grow the tree you ve got your child might not be exactly what you get, but love him or her for their own unique personality4 Smile when you see them greet your child with love and affection5 Once seen, never unseen protect your child from seeing unpl

  2. says:

    One might wonder why a mother of three would pick up this book I wondered that myself at first But with my older two kids just a couple short years from hitting their tween phase, and with my littlest one being a spunky, hot tempered little thing who s quite different from how her older siblings were when they were babies, I thought it would be good to read this book for various reasons 1 to see how my parenting measure

  3. says:

    I can see how a certain type of parent might find this book helpful, however, I am not that type of parent The author of this book has a child rearing philosophy centered on the idea the the parent is the ultimate authority whose job it is to make the children into something the parent thinks is ideal Tom Sturges is always the teacher and is always right I admit that Sturges does scratch the surface of an important topic t

  4. says:

    Though some parts were a little cheesy, I thought this book had a lot of good ideas I especially liked Grow the Tree You ve Got It really did inspire me to try to be a better parent I have a hard time believing that the author follows ALL of his own rules all the time with his kids No one can be that perfect I wish he would have conceded that point a little bitI prefer my parenting advice to come from someone who is a littles

  5. says:

    I was going to give this book 5 stars and then I made the mistake of looking at other reviews and allowing them to color my perspective Is the author a little too cocky and condescending Perhaps But does that make the content of the book any less valuable Not really And ok, so everyone is all up in arms about flicking water in a kids face, but that was one of 75 ideas which were compiled from experts, friends, and family You don

  6. says:

    I try not to reshelve too many books but I just could not finish this book You know what they say about opinions, everyone has one, and Sturges just wants to share his opinion of what great parenting looks and sounds like I wanted to see what he had to say and take the gems that worked for me but I had a hard time with the tone of the writing Nothing against the book, the ideas, or the writer but you can t please everyone and I m g

  7. says:

    If you ever read Robert Fulgum s All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kinderarten, then you ll understand what I mean when I say that Tom Sturges Parking Lot Rules is this decade s version of Fulgham s go to guide for parents.Here are some examples of Sturge s words of wisdom EVERYDAY Let your children feel welcome and loved from the first moment he or she walks into a room Smile When You See Him rule 4 and leave no doubt that, at t

  8. says:

    I m trying to pepper in some non fiction in my growing list of fiction books to read This is one of the first I ve actually made it all the way through non fiction has to work pretty hard to keep my attention or to jockey for position during my limited and precious me time I used to read a lot of parenting books, but when you have two kids, who has the time I picked up Parking Lot Rules because it doled out advice in a way I could easily

  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Just finished this and really enjoyed it Lots of good things to remember and evento come back to as the kids grow so I might have to purchase it for myself I did think it wasgeared for a little older kids my oldest is three , because there were lots of times when I was reading this while nursing my 3 month old at bedtime, while the toddler was upstairs having a

  10. says:

    Fairly hit or miss The first third of the book has some good advice, but the latter sections feel rather thin If you re a single dad who s obsessed with sports, this may very well be the perfect book for you For the rest of us, it leaves a lot to be desired For instance, there s no discussion of raising children with a spouse or grandparents in the picture The tone comes across a bit sanctimonious and unrealistic Sturges gives us a lot of rule

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