100 Things To Do Before You’re 10… sounds like a bucket list, doesn’t it? I guess in a lot of ways it is, but with a difference.
In this book, instead of the usual ‘jump out of a plane’ malarkey, you will find ways to help you get the best out of your children in terms of learning and motivation.
Lesson 9 is about feelings. This lesson offers guidance on how to talk to your child about feelings. It also discusses common negative feelings that can trigger a challenging reaction in your child. I found this lesson particularly insightful and helpful and have put what I’ve learnt to good use. Other lessons include time, listening and organising and homework.
I found the homework lesson incredibly useful, particularly for dealing with Theo and his homework. Despite most of the lessons being aimed at children aged 7+, I have found snippets from most of the lessons that apply to both of my children even though Theo is only 4.
Included in the book is a list of recommended activities and games. These will provide a visual aspect to learning a new life skill. For example, jigsaws encourage imagination.
You will also find a list of 100 life skills to learn before your 10 – which shouldn’t take you by surprise considering the title! The skills listed range from anger to habits and the list is a real eye-opener. This book reminds you that your child is simply a miniature adult – and offers advice on how to nurture the feelings they experience.
I think this book is fantastic for parents of children aged around 6-9. Each lesson will provide guidance over the years but I feel that most apply to children of a similar age to Mia (6). I will most definitely be referring back to this book for years to come and recommending it to friends.
100 Things To Do Before You’re 10 is available from Amazon priced at £14.95 for a hardcover and £5.95 for the kindle edition.
We were very kindly sent a copy of this book in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
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