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★★★★★ Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops by Jacqueline Pirtle is the go-to primer for expectant, struggling, or just plain curious parents. Pirtle uses her experience as a mother and holistic practitioner to distill her key takeaways for developing a healthy, nourishing relationship with your children. At the heart are her Three Pillars: The Harmonious Dance, It Is Never the Child, and The Love Cycle of Parenthood. To give just a taste of these teachings, the first pillar—The Harmonious Dance—describes the natural give-and-take relationship between parents and their children, where the role of teacher and student is meant to switch constantly as children grow up. When parents fall too heavily into teacher mode, The Harmonious Dance becomes unbalanced. Through the synergy of these three pillars, Pirtle takes readers on a journey from pre-conception all the way to adulthood, checking in with parents at each stage of growth and describing the unique challenges—and joys!—that accompany each one.
Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops is an optimistic manual for any parent who needs to be reminded of how special their job really is. Pirtle’s perspective on parenthood is truly unique—and refreshing. She believes that the healthiest families blossom where equality is encouraged. Forgetting to respect our children enough, or putting too much pressure on them because parents know what is right, is exactly the wrong way to raise young adults. And, while this message might be tough for some parents to hear, it could be exactly what they need to hear. For readers who are interested in engaging with more of Pirtle’s teachings, they are encouraged to pick up a copy of 365 Days of Happiness, which is a guide to cultivating true happiness in one’s life. Though less specific to parenthood, this brilliant book carries its own share of great life lessons.
“The entire book presented alot of valuable information and provided me with a few different ways to look at parenting.“
“Pirtle argues that children and their parents are equals in this life of parenting and there are times that one is the student and one is the teacher and vice-versa. It is a harmonious dance in which the child and parent are equal participants. Yes parenting is part of a dance— one that can be fun, harmonious and joyful. One that allows our children to become who THEY are and that reminds us as parents that our children are their own beings.”
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“Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops by Jacqueline Pirtle has been pretty life-changing – you might think that’s a bit of a bold statement but it really has been! When I began reading Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops by Jacqueline Pirtle, I was mildly sceptical about how this book would be. I assumed it was a “perfect parenting” “you must do this to have happy children” type of books – boy was I wrong. I feel that reading Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops has truly helped me to become the best parent I can be. It’s made me realise how my own childhood had blurred the way I was parenting my own children too.”
“In conclusion, Jacqueline Pirtle takes you on an experience like no other when parenting your children or grandchildren. You will dig deeper into the meaning of parenting and be able to enjoy parenting more by just following her three pillars. It is one of the utmost best books I have read in 2019 so much that I have read it 3 times before writing this.”
It is a magnificent book that inspires you to take a deep breath and enjoy being a parent. You just have to BE.
“I wish I had a book like this when I first became a Mom and was kind of unsure of what to do. It’s a great book to read no matter what stage of parenting you are on.”
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“This book is playful and gives a much needed reframe on the child-parent relationship and approach to parenting.” — Insightful Inspirations
This book would make a great gift for a new, open-minded parent. I could definitely find myself giving this as a gift at a baby shower or even suggesting it to a friend who is struggling with parenting. It is playful and gives a much needed reframe on the child-parent relationship and approach to pa
“Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops is less a book about how to parent , but how to bring joy to parenting and thus your lives.”
“It’s an inspiring and insightful new way to examine your relationship with your child and yourself, encouraging you to take more enjoyment from the everyday.”
“Make well-feeling a priority for you because it spreads to your children, filling every single cell of their whole being – body, mind, soul, consciousness – with goodness, and it returns that high-for-life energy to you like a boomerang.” Jacqueline Pirtle’s Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops, is a beautiful