In a world where technology makes everything move faster than ever before, it’s almost natural for parents to find it difficult to educate their children. On the one hand, they don’t seem to have enough time, given that they often work all day to provide their kids with everything they need. On the other hand, children themselves are too busy with their computers, online games, texts and e-mails to pay attention to their parents or have any interest in the outside world. So, the question is: how do parents teach their children social skills and good manners when no one seems to have time for all these?
After reading countless parenting handbooks, Suzanne M. Wind has come up with the perfect plan for all parents who want to teach their kids how to behave in society in an appropriate way, so that they would build a successful future as grown-ups: she gathered all the information she learned from these books in a single guide, and made it fun and interactive for both children and parents. As a mother of three, she found herself in the difficult situation when she had to create a modern fun way to teach old-fashioned life skills to a new generation that is not particularly interested in them. Thus, she wrote “The SMART Playbook: Game-Changing Life Skills for a Modern World”, a guide that all parents should read and use with their kids.
“The SMART Playbook” is structured in a very creative and practical way. The parents will be the coaches, and the children will be the players. The first four chapters have the purpose of describing the games and establishing the rules, so that the Game Plan would begin and lead to the best results. The idea is to teach kids integrity, confidence, and empathy in order to prepare them for a world and a society in which they will need these skills and values if they are to have a successful career, a good social life, and an amazing family. After this introduction, the author addresses five SMART topics, for each of them having designed entertaining games and activities. In the end, parents will see that there are over 100 games and challenges to choose from, and with so many options and possibilities, it will be impossible not to find something their children will like.
These are the 5 SMART topics that will help children succeed:
Social Skill Basics – The Principles of modern manners
Mealtime manners – A guide to mealtime manners
Art of conversation – Eloquent face-to-face conversational skills
Restaurant behavior – The finer points of restaurant conduct
Technology talk – Internet safety and responsible usage
“The SMART Playbook” is available at www.thesmartplaybook.com for $19.95, or on Amazon.com. There are also individual playbooks by SMART topic available for $8.95, and parents can join the launch party on the website to receive a FREE coach guide.