Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Giveaway #459 : Win 3 x new parenting book Kids Don’t come with a Manual - closed - winners Becca Staples, Natasha Gandy, Irene Gilmour


KIDS DON’T COME WITH A MANUAL

The Essential Guide to a Happy Family Life

by Carole and Nadim Saad

Published by Best of Parenting Publishing, 10th March 2015,
paperback, £12.99

Kids Don’t Come with a Manual is a practical guide to how to balance different parenting skills and techniques to create a harmonious family life, and is based on the latest research in child psychology and neuroscience.

It was Carole and Nadim’s own experience of bringing up their three children, and in particular the problems they faced because of their very opposing parenting techniques (Nadim was of the more disciplinarian ‘tiger parent’ philosophy whereas Carole took the more gentle ‘laissez-faire’ approach) that inspired them to become parenting coaches themselves to help other parents find a ‘midway’ point. They now run very popular parenting courses and private coaching and the book has already received some fantastic acclaim from those in the profession.

Some of the topics covered in the book include:
· The problems of parenting ‘by instinct’ & how it can affect our children’s development
· How to strike the right balance as a grandparent between helping out and getting too involved
· Why using rewards and sticker charts to modify behaviour is detrimental to a child’s long-term development
· The dangers of over-praising our children
· Time to ditch the naughty step – finding more effective ways to discipline children


Kids Don’t Come with a Manual also contains a trouble shooting section that covers the top 20 parenting challenges - such as tantrums, defiance and sibling rivalry - and how to overcome them, for fast, effective advice when needed. An accompanying Best of Parenting app gives parents key information at their fingertips.



I'll be reviewing the book very soon but in the meantime, the publishers have kindly offered to send a copy of the book to three Madhouse Family Reviews readers. Fill in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below.



UK only. Closing date : 18/3/15

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after a week, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

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67 comments:

  1. I have four children and they all want their own phones, iPads, iPods etc - expensive!

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  2. My kids wanting the latest gadgets like their friends

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  3. My biggest headache at the minute is climbing, she is climbing up everything.

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  4. Wanting to play in the garden when it's pouring down with rain
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  5. arguing between themselves. just wish they would all get on

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  6. Paula Readings5 March 2015 at 09:26

    My make up!

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  7. getting up too early in the morning and then being overtired at nursery in the afternoon

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  8. My biggest headache is the sibling rivalry!

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  9. To do my son's homework!

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  10. I have twins so the constant squabbling x

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  11. Wanting a mobile phone and other gadgets.

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  12. Encouraging book time and making it fun as he's been at school all day.

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  13. My first baby is due in 3 weeks so cant say yet!

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  14. getting my newborn to take day time naps that aren't on me!

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  15. Terrible 2s and even more dreadful 3s. Glad they didn't last forever. Wish my neighbour luck, she's expecting twins!

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  16. Trying to stay one step ahead all of the time!

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  17. Baby number 3 due in 5 weeks, I am really struggling at the moment, so tired its hard to keep cpntrol of the house and kids

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  18. Hitting the teens - Oh my word it is like a whole new form of evil has hit the house! x

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  19. My son touches everything! Everything he shouldn't. I need to be more effective... somehow!

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  20. I have two extremely stubborn, spirited girls! My biggest headache is them always having to have the last word...but can't complain too much as I was exactly the same, karma eh!

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  21. Would love to win for my brother who has just discovered he will be a Daddy

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  22. Reflux!!! An absolute nightmare and a headache figuratively and literally!

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  23. youngest 7 and eldest 16 and still arguments!! My eldest thinks he is a man but most definitely is not......very funny to see

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  24. The head lice problems at school, its a constant battle drives me insane !

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  25. My biggest headache is "food" and getting my son to eat -- it's not just a fad or phase he's been like this since he was born, trying to relax and not make meal-times a nightmare - Dr says not to worry he'll eat when he's hungry and has plenty of energy but it's easier said than done

    (Real name: Christine Lockley)

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  26. Silence is Golden = Childrens TV! :)

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  27. Getting the kids up and out of the house.

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  28. I really struggle with tantrums, my daughter is at that independent stage where she wants to do EVERYTHING and throws a strop when she can't!

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  29. Refusing to go to bed

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  30. Getting them to eat something healthy

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  31. my daughter eating is just nightmare

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  32. drying the washing - leanne w

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  33. I have a hormonal teenage daughter , so ups and downs on a daily roundabout. Only now do I think back and think what my mam went through lol

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  34. The constant arguing, they can not see each other all day and then 5 minutes after seeing each other they're arguing over something

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  35. Never wanting their own food but always wanted mine even if it's the same!

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  36. Hitting teens! Parenting is much more tricky once the hormones kick in!

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  37. Getting 3 year old to stop getting up all through the night to sneak into my bed :(

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  38. Trying to get my son to go to bed and actually sleep

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  39. Fighting over toys and not sharing!

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  40. Having a three year old and a two year old can be one big headache :) but I wouldn't change it for the world :D

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  41. The fact that I have to keep repeating myself. x

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  42. Getting them to bed, it can be a right nightmare at times!

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  43. I have a newborn and a 2 year old at the moment & at the moment the biggest headache comes from the toddler tantrums - nightmare!!

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  44. little one arguing with brother and sitter everyday

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