An engaging, accessible mix of endearing memoir, informative parenting guide, and hope for the future, There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather is a must read.
Linda, who blogs over at Rain or Shine Mamma, takes her readers on a journey through the trenches of parenting in both the US and Sweden. She points out the differences, while giving no air of passing harsh judgment, often unobtrusively slipping in studies and statistics to shine the light where needed.
At the end of each Chapter, readers will find a “Scandinavian Parenting Tip” which is part pep-talk, part action. This tip is accompanied by a suggestion for further reading. Readers will also find, sprinkled throughout the book, practical sections on topics such as Dressing for Outdoor Success and Outdoor Napping 101.
I could have used some of these tips when my kids were younger!
In the end, there is hope. Linda talks about her own efforts to connect her girls with nature, and a childhood that looks even somewhat similar to the one she experienced in Sweden. She shares the steps she is taking to create a village of like-minded people and the small steps each family can take to get their kids outside, engage with nature, and reap the multitude of benefits that come with that engagement—bringing balance to our high tech world to foster the “hybrid-mind” our kids need for the future.
We are giving a copy of There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather away to one lucky reader.
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Disclaimer: Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. kindly provided me with a copy of “There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather” for the giveaway, but I only share books that I personally love.