Note to Readers

Roundtable Reviews receives many galley and ARC copies for review. Please understand that the finished copy may differ from the copies we have reviewed.

I have not received any compensation for writing this post other than a free digital or galley copy of the book. I have no material connection to the publisher, agent, or author whose book/s I am reviewing. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for providing many of the books you see reviewed here.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Non-fiction Review - Attached at the Heart by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker



Release Date - August 2013

Barbara Nicholson & Lysa Parker
HCI Books

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

One thing that I immediately noticed with Attached at the Heart is the writing style. This isn't a parenting guide that is written to sound more like a textbook than helpful guide, it's personable and engaging, even when numerous sources are given.

The book is divided into eight principles:

  • Charting a New Course
  • Prepare Yourself for Birth, Pregnancy, and Parenting
  • Feed With Love and Respect
  • Responding With Sensitivity
  • Using Nuturing Touch
  • Ensure Safe Sleep
  • Provide Consistent, Loving Care
  • Practice Positive Discipline
  • Strive for Balance in Your Personal and Family Life
Personally, I never saw the need for a parenting book. I went with instincts, and that suited me just fine. For many parents, I think intuition goes much farther than taking the advice of a stranger. However, I do have friends who would definitely benefit because parenting didn't come easy to them, so it's almost like they gave up trying. That's where I think Attached at the Heart really helps.

Do I agree with everything they say? No, but I do agree with a lot of what they say and feel that makes it a very worthwhile book.

No comments:

Post a Comment