Choice is Key for Well-Rounded Kids

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Progressive parenting educator Wendy Kronick teaches valuable life skills in new children’s book.

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Babies want to participate and allowing them to work through decision-making helps them develop their potential.

In a hyper-connected world, parents are bombarded with parenting tips from hundreds of sources on a daily basis. Among these, books and bedtime stories have always been a vehicle that helps both entertain and teach. In “This or That: A Busy Morning,” authors Wendy Kronick and Susan Beauchene demonstrate how to encourage development and healthy attachment in an engaging manner by illuminating simple ways to help children participate in those everyday choices that they can make for themselves.

Following a young boy as he starts his day, “This or That: A Busy Morning” reaches out to both parents and children by illustrating ways in which young children can be invited to take a more active role in the everyday decisions that affect them. This model of choice, within established boundaries, promotes both competency and cooperation.

“Being a parent is hard work, and so is being a baby,” said Kronick. “Babies want to participate and allowing them to work through decision-making helps them develop their potential.”

After the birth of her own son, Kronick enrolled in RIE classes in an effort to better her parenting skills. The parent and caregiver lessons she learned in that class inspired her subsequent work in early childhood development. After spending almost 20 years facilitating progressive parenting classes, Wendy’s extensive experience working with parents, infants and toddlers led her to incorporate valuable lessons into fun, light-hearted children’s’ books.

“Babies are very competent – at being babies,” said Kronick. “We adults should appreciate their capabilities and be there to nurture and support them as much as possible.”

“This or That: A Busy Morning”
Written by Wendy Kronick and Susan Beauchene
ISBN: 978-1-51447-049-7
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and XLibris

About the author
Wendy Kronick is the co-author of “This or That” and an accredited early childhood development teacher who has taught progressive parenting classes for almost 20 years. She is currently finalizing two other children’s books for the This or That series with Susan and lives in California.

Susan Beauchene is the co-author of “This or That” and has led a varied career in the advertising, public relations and real estate industries. In addition to authoring several cookbooks, she is also the owner of a business specializing in coloring books for specific locations. Her Santa Monica coloring book is a mainstay in many California homes. She lives in California and has two children.

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