WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5
Having recently discovered the joys of motherhood, I sat down to think of some really good ways of ensuring that I become a good mother. Given my love for anything written, I quickly assumed reading books as the best way to make sure that I know how to be a good mother. Wanting to start off with something light, I found Jenny Loveless’s “50 Tips on Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem” – an amusing read and off I started delving into the joys of parenthood.
In “50 Tips on Building your Child’s Self-Esteem”, Jenny Loveless, a mother of three, helps other parents discover ways of building their children’s self-esteem. According to her, she had meticulously researched these ways all over the internet and in a way to help other parents discover them easily (without having to go through the trouble which she did), she compiled them in a hassle-free way in the form of this book.
The book is written in an easy flowing manner which helps the reader absorb most of the concepts and suggestions very easily. Each chapter is dedicated to one tip and so, it helps to pick up faster and ensures more attention from the reader. The language is simple and easily understood and there are no fancy terms which a layman like me could not understand. The tips very adequately are supported and complemented by author’s own experience in raising her own daughters.
She often explains how she didn’t practise a particular way or tip with her first daughter and how that leads to an unwelcome behaviour, and how as she discovered better ways, she found that she also improvised as a mother. It is the fact that the author combines her personal experience (often her shortcomings) with the learnings that make the book a realistic one.
I personally really liked the book and thoroughly enjoyed what it had to offer. I think it is really important that we learn these tiny little things that will make us a better parent and help our child become a better individual. I, therefore, recommend this book to all parents and would be parents so that they may be better equipped to understand the needs of their children. I end this review by rating “50 Tips on Building your Child’s Self-Esteem” three and a half stars and I sincerely look forward to reading other such works.