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Alpha Mom Book Club
Feb26
Vote for our March Parenting Book Club Pick

Vote for our March Parenting Book Club Pick

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It is time to choose our next book for our book club. I am so excited. Every single one of these books touches on a parenting issue near and dear to my heart.

Feb13
Alpha Mom Parenting Book Club: Far From the Tree

Alpha Mom Parenting Book Club: Far From the Tree

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You know the old adage, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree? Well, sometimes it does. Andrew Solomon explores in his new book what happens in families when the apple doesn’t just fall from the tree, it rolls far, far away.

Jan09
Vote For Our February Parenting Book Club Pick

Vote For Our February Parenting Book Club Pick

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It’s time to vote for our February parenting book club selection. I hope a lot of you made it your New Year resolution to read more and will be joining us.

Jan04
Alpha Mom Book Club: NurtureShock… A New Way to Think About Children, or Not?

Alpha Mom Book Club: NurtureShock… A New Way to Think About Children, or Not?

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I was excited that this was the book chosen for this month’s book club selection. in the introduction the book promises to shock parents and to turn all of our long held assumptions about parenting on their head. I was ready, highlighter in hand to learn something new and revolutionary, have new tools to bring to my parenting game. That just didn’t happen.

Dec04
Alpha Mom Book Club: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Alpha Mom Book Club: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

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Having said that, there is no magic formula for parenting kids (wouldn’t THAT be nice!), but I think that this book has helped me realize some areas where I can improve, especially when it comes to the way that I communicate with my children. I feel like this book gave me ideas to make things better. It is easy to get “stuck” in one way of doing something and not be able to see your way out of it, even when you know it isn’t the best way. How many of us have had the horrified realization of hearing our own parents’ voices coming out of our mouths?

Nov02
Alpha Mom Parenting Book Club: The Five Love Languages Of Children

Alpha Mom Parenting Book Club: The Five Love Languages Of Children

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When I read The Five Love Languages of Children years ago it truly revolutionized the way I parented my children. I remember there were several moments while reading when a light bulb would go off and I wanted to smack myself on the forehead for missing what seemed, in retrospect, so obvious. Rereading the book this time I was struck by how much I had forgotten

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