Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Parenting with Pets Review + Giveaway



This giveaway is now closed!

The winner is:

#93 Cheryl B







About this great book:


"Parenting with Pets beautifully details the never ending learning opportunities family pets naturally bring into the lives of their children. Parents will appreciate the many examples of challenging life lessons and how our pets can be the most effective teachers with our guidance and interactive dialogue with our children. Parenting with Pets will show you how pets facilitate social interactions, and how children from pet-owning homes have better verbal and nonverbal communication skills than those from non--pet-owning families. Pets can also help teens through awkward adolescence. This book will show you how pets augment the lessons we teach. Although they cannot take a parent's place in raising children, pets can help to remind parents that many of the things we find stressful, such as business meetings, traffic jams, frustrating coworkers, aren't really that important. Animals have a profound effect on human physiology. They slow the heart rate, lower blood pressure, and temper emotions. They remind us to laugh."



Published (October 10, 2007)
180 pages



Chapters include:

1. Why This Matters
2. Children and Pets
3. The Role of a Pet in the Changing Child
4. Pets Teach Tolerance
5. Pets and the Circle of Life
6. The Communication Bridge
7. An Open Heart: Pets in Our Life
8. Love Unconditional
9. Trust and Faith
10. Will Any Pet Do?
11. Nature in the Lives of Children
12. Some Final Thoughts




Things I loved in the book:


1. I enjoyed that it reminded me that animals love unconditionally. No matter what they love you!

2. I love that it listed animals that are easier and harder to take care of. It listed what prices it costs a month to have each different animal. It also listed a set up cost for each animal and listed daily time commitment. I thought this was great information to know! Everyone should see this information before they decide to pick an animal to add to their family!

3. I loved that it emphasized on how animals help children handle things better in their lives. If they have a hard day just being in the animals presence brings up their mood. Animals also can help your child out with homework.

4. I loved that it listed helpful ways to help give your children chores to help take care of their animals.

5. I loved that it had great stories about kid's and their animals!





You must check out this book for yourself to learn more! It has such great information in the book!




My honest review:

This book caught my attention right at the beginning of the book! It made me want to continue reading the book. I could not put it down because I was learning so many new things! If you'd like a book full of learning tools then this book is for you! If you are a parent, if you are not a parent, or if you are thinking of getting an animal then this book is for you! I felt like this book was perfect for me because I have animals and I always wondered what would happen when I have kid's with having the animals. This book teaches you parenting skills with kid's and animals! This book had pictures and writings from kid's throughout the book. It was fun to have those on the pages. It also had fun stories to help teach how to do things! I really enjoyed that because it gave me ideas on how to handle animals and the kid's together!


If you love animals and are a parent or love animals and want to be a parent of animals then this is the right book for you! You'll learn so many things!




BUY IT

Buy this book now at Amazon or Barnes and Noble


It's on sale right now at both sites so take advantage of the sale!


* Chris will offer a discount at the end of the giveaway for those who don't win this giveaway so keep an eye out for that!* Good luck!





GIVEAWAY

Thanks to Chris Hamer, one lucky reader will win a copy of Parenting with Pets! Thank you, Chris!




MANDATORY ENTRY

1. Tell me if you have an animal or if you are thinking about getting one. Tell me about your animal or which animal you are thinking about getting! (1 entry)



*You must do the first entry first to qualify for bonus entries. Please leave a comment for each entry! If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask! * Please leave a comment for each entry! If it says 3 entries then leave 3 entries!





BONUS ENTRIES

1. Check out the Parenting with Pets site and tell me one thing you learned about Chris, the author (3 entries)
2. Follow my blog (1 entry)
3. Follow me on Twitter (1 entry)
4. Facebook Fan Me (1 entry)
5. Add my button (2 entries)
6. Blog about this giveaway. Leave link. (3 entries)
7. Add me to your blogroll (1 entry)
8. Tweet once daily about this giveaway (1 entry per day)

Book Giveaway - Parenting with Pets by Christine Hamer & Margaret Hevel @natdey http://bit.ly/aFsPPS Ends 3/6 #giveaway

9. Enter my other giveaways (1 entry per giveaway)
10. Comment on a non-giveaway post (1 entry on up to 5 posts commented on)





Giveaway will end on 3/6/10 at 10 PM MST



Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be e-mailed. Winners have 48 hrs. to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen! I will also announce the winner on my blog!



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I was given the opportunity to review this product because of my membership at The Product Review Place.



I received a copy of this book in order to do a honest review. All opinions are solely my own. Others may have different opinions! I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this post. Many thanks to Chris for letting me review and giveaway this great book!









154 comments:

LaMaMaLa said...

I have wanted a daushaund since I was about 12, and almost ten years and three kids later, still no puppy! I would love to see what this book recommends for pets with children...maybe it'll help me convince my hubby to get us a weiner dog!!!

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The author, Chris, has some undoubted experience!!! I can't imagine working with over 50 dogs a day, and then going home to a family with pets! Dedication! But it def. makes me confident in her skills and recommendations in the book.

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We have two dogs! One border collie and the other a chihuahua/terrier mix!

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We don't have a pet yet, but we are considering getting a cat once hubby finds work again.
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Cakeblast said...
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Cakeblast said...

We have been thinking about getting a dog..probably a cocker spaniel for our four-year old son (and us too). We are concerned because we also have a 9-month old and plan to have another child at some point. Maybe this book will inspire us to finally get a dog.

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Amanda said...

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Lynette said...

Well, we've got a whole zoo here, actually: two dogs (rescue), 2 cats (also rescue), a cockatiel (found in the local park), and 5 pet chickens (for laying eggs). Everybody gets along and we love having a full house.

Ms. Cindy said...

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ejrichter60 at gmail dot com said...

Well, I have told you that I have a Mini Schnauzer like yours AND I am SO hoping to add another dog to our family...as soon as I can get my husband to agree. (this might take a few stiff drinks!!!LOL...just kidding!)
I want another small dog so LIberty will have a buddy and she is only 8 but I worry about something happening with her...we almost lost her once when really ill. I could not live without a dog any more than without AIR!

thank you!

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