Time to Parent
Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You
In Time to Parent, the bestselling organizational guru takes on the ultimate time-management challengeâ€”parenting, from toddlers to teensâ€”with concrete ways to structure and spend true quality time with your kids.
Would you ever take a job without a job description, let alone one that requires a lifetime contract? Parents do this every day, and yet there is no instruction manual that offers achievable methods for containing and organizing the seemingly endless job of parenting. Finding a healthy balance between raising a human and being a human often feels impossible, but Julie Morgenstern shows you how to harness your own strengths and weaknesses to make the job your own. This revolutionary roadmap includes:
A unique framework with eight quadrants that separates parenting responsibilities into actionable, manageable tasksâ€”for the whole bumpy ride from cradle to college.
Simple strategies to stay truly present and focused, whether youâ€™re playing with your kids, enjoying a meal with your significant other, or getting ahead on that big proposal for work.
Clever tips to make the most of in-between timeâ€”Just 5-15 minutes of your undivided attention has a huge impact on kids.
Permission to take personal time without feeling guilty, and the science and case studies that show how important self-care is and how to make time for it.
Praise For Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You…
â€œYou wonâ€™t find any corny categorization of time management personality types in her work, no Meyers-Briggs- or 5 Love Languages-type buckets into which people can slot themselvesâ€¦But there are patterns Ms. Morgenstern has identified that can help people understand and improve the way they approach time management.â€â€”The New York Times
â€œMorgensternâ€™s many fans will appreciate the organizational insights she brings to the parenting arena as well as the concrete ideas for finding more time for family and self-care.â€ â€”Library Journal *starred review*
"Julie Morgenstern provides what all parents need: realistic, practical strategies that will help them take better care of their children andâ€”just as importantâ€”themselves." â€”Lisa Damour, PhD and author of Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
"As we all know, parenting is a daunting task, but Morgenstern's bite-size, achievable goals and skill levels are simple to digest. Backed by scientific data and personal experience, the book is full of straightforward advice presented in an intriguing way...A multi-part, common-sense approach to parenting that addresses a wide variety of the issues parents face in their complex lives." â€”Kirkus Reviews
â€œType-A parents, rejoice! Morgenstern brings her expert organizational and time-management tips and tricks to her first parenting bookâ€¦ This book is for everyone seeking balance while dealing with the reality of raising children of any age." â€”Booklist
Holt Paperbacks, 9781627797436, 352pp.
Publication Date: September 4, 2018