Saturday, September 12, 2009

Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World

Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World by Jill Rigby is for parents and other caregivers that care about what kind of adults those children become. Rigby challenges parents to teach children to have self-respect, not self-esteem.
The book is easy to read and use. Most chapters have practical ideas that you can use to help build a child's character, sometimes split into groups based on age. There are also stories to illustrate some of her points. Not only for parents, this book is for anyone that wants to be proactive in guiding the children they see on a regular basis. If you have a child under the age of 18, it is worthwhile reading.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin

Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills is a great board book to read to preschoolers. I was at my sister's house last week and she had checked this out from the library for her son. I read it to my nephew about a half dozen times while I was there and he enjoyed it because he could participate by saying a word or two on most pages. It is a book I didn't mind reading over and over because it was short, simple, and the pictures are well done. If I needed a gift for a two or three year old, I would think about going out and buying a copy of this book to give as a gift.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Julie and Julia

I went to see Julie and Julia at the theater on Sunday afternoon. If you are a blogger, a fan of either Julia Child or Meryl Streep, or interested in cooking, you would probably enjoy the show. One part made me laugh so much I started crying. I wish I had been able to go with my sister Amanda, since she is so much more into blogging than me or my other sister. When it comes out as a DVD I will probably watch it again. Anyone else see it?