Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You

by: Julie Morgenstern (0)

In Time to Parent, the bestselling organizational guru takes on the ultimate time-management challengeparenting, from toddlers to teenswith concrete ways to structure and spend true quality time with your kids.

Would you ever take a job without a job description, let alone one that requires a lifetime contract? Parents do this every day, and yet there is no instruction manual that offers achievable methods for containing and organizing the seemingly endless job of parenting. Finding a healthy balance between raising a human and being a human often feels impossible, but Julie Morgenstern shows you how to harness your own strengths and weaknesses to make the job your own. This revolutionary roadmap includes:

A unique framework with eight quadrants that separates parenting responsibilities into actionable, manageable tasks―for the whole bumpy ride from cradle to college.
Simple strategies to stay truly present and focused, whether you’re playing with your kids, enjoying a meal with your significant other, or getting ahead on that big proposal for work.
Clever tips to make the most of in-between time―Just 5-15 minutes of your undivided attention has a huge impact on kids.
Permission to take personal time without feeling guilty, and the science and case studies that show how important self-care is and how to make time for it.

The Reviews

I bought this after reading a review that mentioned an exercise where a family evaluates the chores distribution among the family. Guess what? Write each chore on index cards and pass them out to the family members that do them. Visually look to see how to redistribute. On the one hand, a great idea to visualize. On they other hand, there is nothing more than that to help redistribute chores or to figure out how to account for the difference between "making dinner" - a daily 30-60 minute chore and "water plants" a weekly 20 minute chore. I did like her acknowledgement that some people gravitate to some kinds of tasks and that should be taken into account when dividing up chores. The quizzes, for me, were useless. They were not structured to capture the real challenges or strengths. I had high hopes and was disappointed in this book.

I read Time to Parent and LOVED it! Bravo!! The entire book is highlighted, booked mark and has underlines all throughout. This is a book you keep on your shelf as a continuous reference throughout the years.This book served as a great outline for me to immediately implement a few of your strategies. Keeping all the balls in the air in my home is a really demanding endeavor, which leaves very little time to have fun, relax, rest and have downtime. The importance of being present and able to relate to my child are areas that I knew I needed to work on. Julie's parenting time matrix made this instantly feel doable.Thank you for bringing such awareness to parents in a direct, firm, loving and encouraging way!

Love this book. It's broken down into four very manageable doses for both being an adult in a child's like, and for caring for oneself. The tone is super warm and encouraging, made me feel like I was doing okay and have room to grow in a very positive way. I am not a parent, but this book helped me better relate to nieces, nephew and students, and also helped me understand and process my own upbringing. Highly recommend!!!

I found this book to be very insightful. It helped me organize and prioritize my time, which has been especially challenging during the pandemic.

Good tips

Really nice book my husband and I both read it and talked about it together

I’m only part of the way through this book and it’s already the best material I’ve ever read on parenting. Very useful perspective and immediateky applicable. I would highly recommend this book to any busy parent hoping to improve..

I've read so many parenting books but Time to Parent by Julie Morgenstern is the ONLY BOOK that stuck with me (in my head and my heart) as far as navigating this crazy world of parenting. How genius is her idea of giving parenting its job description? With PART and SELF, I can see clearly now where my time is being spent, which areas need improvement and focus. This book is a keeper! Thank you Julie Morgenstern!

Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You
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