We’ve all wished it – that kids came with an instruction manual. Yes, we’re given advice, but it doesn’t always work. Why can’t there just be a book to guide us along the path.

Most of us are just trudging through life trying to do the best we can for our kids. We don’t have time to contemplate what we’re doing and if there is a simpler way to do it. Most of our days end with exhaustion, guilt, and if we’re lucky, a shower.

Thanks to Kerri Yarsley, there is now The Instrucion Manual for Kids: Parent’s Edition. Kerri has over 25 years of successful parenting. While raising 4 kids, she worked and remained involved in the community. Many other parents often asked her how she did it all. She did give advice, and soon dedicated her life to writing this book full of humour and advice.

Like anything else, this book will not solve every problem, but she offers advice for many problems and encourages practicing with different techniques, after all – “practice makes perfect”.

Kerri takes us from preparation for baby into the teenage years. She offers advice on setting an example, discipline, parents vs friends, anatomy, and more. There is even a chapter that focuses on going through a separation or death. This was great when our last dog died – our little guy was absolutely devastated when he realised he hadn’t seen Amy in a while.

Kerri encourages us to stop worrying, after all – worrying does nothing. She encourages prevention over dealing with the aftermath, and discourages the feeling of helplessness many parents feel.

This book would be great for the seasoned parent, new parent, or as a gift!

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