I’d heard about “The Elf on the Shelf” and how good it was. Fellow parents relayed how much fun the book and accompanying tradition was. I was thrilled when our copy from the library arrived. I planned to sit down and read it to Penelope when I got home. When the time came I read […]
Jenn returned from the library and handed me several books. “I thought you’d be interested in these”. She was right. I was intrigued by one title immediately; “The Whole Brain Child”. With the choice between a 5-star rated child development book published by Harvard press and “The Whole Brain Child” like a zombie I chose […]
My third and final post on Hal Edward Runkel’s “Screamfree Parenting”.
Rather than write a Cliff Notes version of the book I’ve cleaned up my notes, deleted the extraneous, and bullet pointed them for easy reading. Being a new parent I’m still processing much of what author Hal Runkel sets forth in “Screamfree Parenting”. If you read the notes and are intrigued, get the book. Everything is spelled out in greater detail.
Remember the end of the first Matrix film? Neo “dies” and is “reborn”. The world is different. He sees the code, the reality of the Matrix. “There is no spoon”. Or Kung Fu Panda. Po has the Dragon Scroll, the secret to unlimited power! He unfolds it to discover his reflection. After a beat down from Tai Lung he realizes the secret contained within the scroll; the power is inside him. Neo and Po both had moments of self-realization after intense struggle. The struggle awakened a source of power, and ultimately, victory.