I was thrilled to be asked to be part of L.R. Knost’s virtual book tour for her new book, Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood. Her first book in the series, 2000 Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages, was truly one of the best, most comprehensive gentle parenting books I’d ever read, and I couldn’t wait to read its follow-up.
Let me just get this out of the way and start by saying I love this book. Once again, L.R. Knost has written a beautiful and inspiring little book, filled with gentle advice, personal stories, and specific actions you can take right now to improve your communication and connection with your child. The book is broken up into clear and logical sections, with each chapter being only a few pages long, so it’s perfect for busy moms who may only have a couple of minutes to read at a time.
Again working her way from infancy right up through the teenage years, she reminds us that even the most challenging behaviors are simply our children’s attempts to communicate. Our job as parents is to listen, with patience and with love. Knost covers all the tricky topics that can trip up even the most experienced of moms, and she shares how to communicate and respond with gentleness and grace to such difficult issues as:
Apologizing to your children
Your changing teen…
… and so much more.
This is a book that every parent should read, and will want to refer to again and again. I simply can’t say enough good things about it. I wish books like this were around when I was a brand new mom, struggling to find my way around this gentle parenting thing, but I’m grateful that they’re here now … and I’m grateful for L.R. Knost and the work she’s doing through her advocacy group Little Hearts Book/Gentle Parenting Resources. Her tagline reads, “Changing the world, one little heart at a time,” and that’s exactly what she, and these beautiful books, are doing.
This post is part of the Virtual Book Tour for the launch of L.R.Knost’s newest release Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood. Click here if you’d like to check out all of the other stops on the tour!
Best-selling parenting and children’s book author, L.R.Knost, is an independent child development researcher and founder and director of the advocacy and consulting group, Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources. A mother of six, her children range from 25- years down to 25-months-old. Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages and Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood are the first in her Little Hearts Handbooks series of parenting guides. The next book in the series, The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline is due to be released November 2013. Other works by this award-winning author include the children’s picture books A Walk in the Clouds, Petey’s Listening Ears, and the soon-to-be-released Grumpykins series for ages 2 to 6, which are humorous and engaging tools for parents, teachers, and caregivers to use in implementing gentle parenting techniques in their homes and schools.