It’s OKAY Not to Share! 2014 Read Along (+ a Free Gift!).

If you occurred to review yesterday’s visitor blog post from Heather Shumaker, I’m presuming you’re currently hungry for more. And that’s terrific information, since you will obtain great deal even more!

Heather’s book, It’s OK Not to Share and also Various Other Insurgent Policies for Raising Competent and also Compassionate Children * will be the reviewed along book for following year! ( * Affiliate web link)

Along with being a great writer, Heather’s obtained a remarkable grasp on how children learn, grow, and develop. She’s done the research study as well as the leg-work, but what I like best of all is that she recognizes it since she’s lived it.

As a kid, she attended The Institution for Young Children in Ohio. The impact went beyond her preschool years as her mom was likewise an educator at the school as well as brought those concepts residence. As a mother to 2, Heather started trying to find schools that upheld the exact same ideology. She discovered not just that a college like that was tough to come by, however that as a whole the tone of early youth settings had actually relocated even more far from the foundational beliefs of the school she enjoyed.

So she laid out to discover all she could about what made that institution so unique, and also exactly how its tenets can be used in residences and institutions all over. The result is a fascinating book that makes sure to stimulate some fantastic discussion!

Oooh, conversation! That becomes part of what has me actually delighted regarding this publication!Heather has been charitable sufficient to accept not only answer your inquiries at the end of the read-along (as Ellen Galinsky so happily did), yet to be a part of a discussion on Google+ monthly! She and I will collect over there with one more guest or 2 as well as we’ll talk concerning a few of the ideas because month’s “analysis task”. Along with our very own impressions, I would certainly enjoy to address a few of things that strike you too, so please plan on including your thoughts and inquiries to the comments area so that they can tint the discussion we have with the author!

( You can follow me on G+ here. Don’t fret if you’re brand-new … so am I! We’ll figure it out with each other! And if G+ is simply way too much for you right now, the conversations will be readily available on YouTube also!)

My favored part of the book’s intro is when Heather states speaking to a very long time educator at the College for Youthful Children about her project:

” When I first informed Jan Seas the title of this publication, she objected. “Yet the concepts aren’t renegade!” she claimed. “They’re not renegade or defiant in any way.” “Well, they are unconventional,” I claimed. “You’ll need to admit that.” Jan was undeterred. “They’re Good Old Strong Kid Development Concepts That Work,” she claimed. “Make that the title of the book.”

Whether you intend to call it renegade or strong technique, below are some of the “renegade policies” you can look forward to in this read along:

  • Do not steal play.
  • It’s OKAY not to share.
  • All sensations are ALRIGHT. All Actions isn’t.
  • Children need problem.
  • Paint off the paper.
  • Bombs, weapons, and crooks permitted.
  • Be buddies with dead birds.
  • Botch.

The reading timetable will certainly be published in January, so I’m really hoping that this announcement will provide you a lot of time to chase down some copies of the book! You can select one up at, where they’re currently 25% off (affiliate web link).


You might win one for free!

Heather Shumaker is sending out a cost-free copy to one NJC visitor! Just comment here as well as allow us recognize why you’re delighted for following year’s reviewed along.One remark will be chosen at random and that visitor will be obtaining one duplicate of the book mailed directly to him/her! Selection will be made by Friday, December 13th at 10 PM MST. ( Physical publication limited to USA and Canada. Ebook version attended to winner if abroad.)

I can’t wait! Exactly how about you?

( * This free gift is now shut, however we ‘d LOVE to have you join us for the reviewed along following year! Check back for information in January!)

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