Rockford father’s new book focuses on affirmational parenting – Mommies Today
Rockford father’s new book focuses on affirmational parenting. This style of parenting causes children to believe what their parents tell them, Petrie said. All Petrie has to do now is ask his 8-year-old son, Brayden, “God created you to be what?” It makes his son think about whether his behavior is that of a winner or a leader. “I want my son to be able to lead this nation,” he said, beaming with pride as he described how Brayden helps his teachers and classmates, as well as Petrie and his wife. In this group, just as in Petrie’s book, he teaches fathers how to take the words “no” and “sorry” out of their verbal toolbox. “The people who make the choice will say … this book has absolutely changed my life,” Elder said. They’re children. Rockford resident Kyle York, 29, who has three children, ages 9, 3 and 19 months, said both parents must be on board for this positive parenting style to be most effective. The 80-page book, Petrie’s first, retails for $14.99.