Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Recently Read

A House United - Teaching Self Government
The Peck's were featured on a BBC series, The World's Strictest Parents...the link above is to her web site where you can watch the youtube videos of the show...really amazing.

Nicholeen Peck is a mother of four. Nicholeen did foster care for very difficult teens. She taught children with ADHD, OCD, kleptomania, compulsive lying, anger control issues, etc. She said, “I taught behaviors, not medication. They would come to us on many medications and usually leave not on any medications. Many children are misdiagnosed. They just need to learn cause and effect better.”

...This book shows parents the communication skills they need to teach children to govern themselves. With the proper family envioronment and understanding of childhood behaviors homes can become happier. Even if families simply implement some of Nicholeen’s tested parenting principles their family life will improve. ...it's kind of a blend of Covey's Seven Habits and Joseph Smith's "I teach them correct principles and they govern themselves." It's sort of overwhelming to read...but she makes some really good points.

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
I resisted reading this for a long time...I tend to not want to read books that all the book clubs are reading...but this really was good, and our book club is reading it this month.

U Is For Undertow
If you've read Sue Grafton's series, starting with A is for Alibi, you'll like this...I've enjoyed the character development throughout the series...

One Thousand White Women
An interesting premise....our book club's selection for next month...

A mystery taking place during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I...great period stuff...the "detective" is John Shakespeare...Will's older brother.

The Book of Air and Shadows
Another mystery involving Shakespeare....the search for a supposed missing play by the bard. Lots of ciphers and intrigue.

The Mormon Way of Doing Business
This came out in 2007...I just got it discounted at Seagull Books...it is fascinating!

Catholic Roots Mormon Harvest
Found this at the Sam's Club in Logan...really interesting conversion story of a strong Catholic couple...but most interesting is their comparison of 40 basic beliefs...from the Catholic point of view they were raised with to the Mormon beliefs they converted to.

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