14 Feb The busy parent’s guide to raising “Can-Do” children
New book reveals fun, practical ways to equip children with the character and skills for success in life through everyday activities
Parenting in the 21st Century is not easy. The pace of life today is faster than it has ever been before, it is a time of political and economic uncertainty, parents are working longer hours and commuting greater distances, and technology that was developed to improve quality of life in fact just seems to take its toll on family life. We all want to give our children the best opportunities in life, but faced with such pressures the amount of quality time parents and children spend together is bound to suffer, right?
Not according to author and educator Lorraine Allman, who argues that in fact, even everyday situations can provide opportunities for parents and children to create Engagement, Enterprise and Enjoyment, and nurture what she has coined a ‘Can-Do Child’. Her new book, Can-Do Child: Enriching the Everyday the Easy Way, shows how parents can use unique can-do principles in daily life to make family time more enjoyable and help every child fulfil their can-do potential both in the short-term, and in later life. It contains fun family activities – none of which involve screen time!
This isn’t a book designed to put parents under more pressure – the ethos behind Can-Do Child is about recognising and using shared day-to-day moments to create an environment where children flourish and family life becomes less stressed and more enjoyable.
The Can-Do Child: Enriching the Everyday the Easy Way by Lorraine Allman is out now, published by Re-Think Press, priced £9.99.