Book Report/Review – The GoTo Mom’s Parent’s Guide…”

Category: Mumbo Jumbo

I was privileged to attend a special book-signing event for Kimberley Clayton Blaine’s just released book, “The GoTo Mom’s Parent’s Guide to Emotion Coaching Young Children!”  I did suggest a longer title to her, but she rejected my brilliant idea.

Buy the book from (the link/box just to the right), from Amazon, ANY book store, but buy it now especially if you have young children.

Kimberley is a renowned expert on child-rearing, actually has kids of her own (don’t you love experts on things they know nothing about first-hand), and has created a brilliant new idea called “Emotion Coaching,” which is described in her new book (her 4th, btw).

Kimberley Clayton Blaine, MA, MFT is the executive producer of the online parenting show TheGoToMom.TV and author of The Go-To Mom’s Parents’ Guide to Emotion Coaching Young Children. 

Kimberley is a national child development expert and a licensed family and child therapist specializing in working with children newborn to six years old. Kimberley is also an early childhood consultant for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

From the PR for the book:

“Tired of the tantrums, the constant fighting, the sick feeling in the pit of your stomach after you’ve yelled at your child? You’re not alone. Author Kimberley Clayton Blaine says emotion coaching is the path to raising healthier, happier kids—and explains how it helps you get past some common parenting problems.

Her book contains four of what she calls “Roadblocks,” with practical and so smart solutions:

ROADBLOCK #1: You Default to One of Two Extremes: Control-Based or Hands-Off Parenting.

Emotion Coaching Solution: Find the middle road. 

ROADBLOCK #2: You Discount, Minimize, or Deny Your Child’s Feelings.

Emotion Coaching Solution: Put yourself in their (tiny) shoes. 

ROADBLOCK #3: You Bribe with External Motivation and Rewards.

Emotion Coaching Solution: Re-think your reward system 

ROADBLOCK #4: You Use Negative Consequences as Punishment.

Emotion Coaching Solution: Use natural consequences.