Let Your Kids Hit! (Pillows.)
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Parenting trends come and go, but there are certain tenets that persist as fundamental rules of American child rearing: no kicking, hitting, and always stress the importance of sharing. Heather Shumaker’s It's OK Not to Share… and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids (Tarcher/Penguin) questions standard parenting adages and offers a brand-new set of “renegade rules” for raising young kids (geared toward ages 2-6).
Too often, Shumaker says, we forget that our kids’ brains don’t yet work like ours do. When they’re forced to hand over a toy before they’re ready, they don’t learn important lessons about generosity; they simply feel cheated out of a toy.
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