It seems that all of us need help with our children at some point in our lives. Some of us can’t manage when we have little babies, other get overwhelmed when they start preschool, and most of us are blown out of our minds when our kids start going to high school. Well at that point getting help is the best thing if you cannot deal with the situation yourself. The help you may get can go from basic information on what to do in a certain situation, counseling, therapist, boarding school and even help books and other similar products. I personally believe that any needed information can be acquired for free, especially the ones for our children and their well being, nobody should charge for that. But for those that don’t have the time to search around the internet but wish to get a book or something similar that will help them deal with the situation at hand I will give some insights into what to expect and where to get such products.
The type of products that a parent can use that will help him with parenting is limited, books, audio and video courses, pre written to do lists and a circle of similar items with different names. The only ones I would recommend, not that all others are automatically bad, but it will be a waste of time and money to find the one that actually gives some good advice, so the ones I recommend are books and courses written by a specialist or a therapists but supported by some helping organization. Those books and courses are backed up by considerable studies and were done by professionals with the goal to help and not to sell as many books as possible.
What it is that you can get from those books and courses? The best thing that will help you in those books and courses are the real information, based on similar cases and what is the best course of action. Books written by professionals will not tell you to do this and that; they will give you a series of opportunities depending on the issue at hand. So they may suggest an alternative approach to parenting, or seeking outside help or even a few tips on discipline and maybe a to do list and weekly parenting goals list. But they will never claim there is only one course of action to take, as kids are complex beings and the issues they have keep changing year after year.
So the deal here is not what products are good and which ones are bad, the deal is that you need to know how to recognize one. Each one will try to sell itself, each one will have a promotion, like any other selling product, but you need to look beyond that and set five minutes of your times to go through the reviews and references. Those two things can tell you so much about any product, and I’m sure you will not wish to buy a product that is meant for help with your kids based on a commercial, in the end, we all want what’s best for us and for our children.