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It's OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and…

by Heather Shumaker

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Brilliant book, and one that's sure to raise eyebrows from overprotective parents. Heather Shumaker isn't advocating for parental anarchy, no, she's simply making the case to allow kids to have more direct interaction with the world—bumps, bruises, hurt feelings and all. Kids are smarter and more resilient than we give them credit for, and it's crucial that they engage with real life as much as possible otherwise risk being ill-equipped to deal with the ever-changing chaos.

And bravo to Heather for unapologetically standing up to the tyranny of grade school homework and the parental signature. Both are lazy shams gone unchallenged for far too long. She's my new hero. ( )
  Daniel.Estes | May 25, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399172009, Paperback)

When it comes to parenting, sometimes you have to trust your gut.

With her first book, It’s OK Not to Share, Heather Shumaker overturned all the conventional rules of parenting with her “renegade rules” for raising competent and compassionate kids. In It’s Ok To Go Up the Slide, Shumaker takes on new hot-button issues with renegade rules such as:
 
- Recess Is A Right
- It’s Ok Not To Kiss Grandma
- Ban Homework in Elementary School
- Safety Second
- Don’t Force Participation
 
Shumaker also offers broader guidance on how parents can control their own fears and move from an overscheduled life to one of more free play. Parenting can too often be reduced to shuttling kids between enrichment classes, but Shumaker challenges parents to reevaluate how they’re spending their precious family time. This book helps parents help their kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way. Most important, parents must model these skills, whether it’s technology use, confronting conflict, or coping emotionally with setbacks. Sometimes being a good parent means breaking all the rules.

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"When it comes to parenting, sometimes you have to trust your gut. With her first book, It's OK Not to Share, Heather Shumaker overturned all the conventional rules of parenting with her "renegade rules" for raising competent and compassionate kids. In It's Ok To Go Up the Slide, Shumaker takes on new hot-button issues with renegade rules such as: - Recess Is A Right - It's Ok Not To Kiss Grandma - Ban Homework in Elementary School - Safety Second - Don't Force Participation Shumaker also offers broader guidance on how parents can control their own fears and move from an overscheduled life to one of more free play. Parenting can too often be reduced to shuttling kids between enrichment classes, but Shumaker challenges parents to reevaluate how they're spending their precious family time. This book helps parents help their kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way. Most important, parents must model these skills, whether it's technology use, confronting conflict, or coping emotionally with setbacks. Sometimes being a good parent means breaking all the rules"--… (more)

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