How to Hold a Glue Stick by Froukje Matthews is an innovative guide to parenting for those who have completed the initial stages of a baby’s life and are wondering where to go from there.
This guide deals with ten topics every parent will face after the preliminary nurturing stages of development. These include routines, obedience, attention, language development, and tantrums just to name a few. Froukje uses a mixture of real life experiences, analyzing of these situations, and ideas to strengthen a parent’s confidence in dealing with these events throughout the course of her guide. We act with good intentions, we do our best and yet the outcome is not as desired. Why is that so? This book will attempt to demonstrate how better results can be achieved by explaining what it looks like from the child’s point of view.
Froukje Matthews studied for and trained as a primary school teacher in her native Holland, obtained Montessori teaching qualifications (3-6 and 6-9 cycles) in Australia as well as a post-grad Diploma in Early Childhood Education from the QUT (Brisbane, Queensland). She taught Kumon Math to all ages, worked as and ESL teacher in Spain and has run her own Montessori Playgroup and preschool for over twenty years. She speaks five languages and has lived in a number of countries.
How to Hold a Glue Stick and Other Clues to Parenting is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-195-3) and ebook (9-781-62137-196-0) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the official website for the book, www.cluestoparenting.com.
October 09, 2014
One of the most concise and relevant books on child rearing I’ve ever read. Insightful to the thought process of children but sensitive to the needs (and frustrations) of the parent too.