A Book Lover and a Kind Soul for 08/05/2017
Dear Family Coach
Dear Family Coach: I feel one of my great failures as a parent is that my kids are not readers. They spend tons of time on their phones, like most other kids, and they diligently complete their homework. But free time is never spent reading. When I impose reading time, it feels like a punishment rather than a pleasure, which seems counterproductive. Any tips? — Reading Mama
Dear Mama: Give yourself and your kids a break. The joy of reading comes naturally to some children. Others may not see the benefits for years to come, if ever. While being able to read is important, a love of reading isn’t required to have a life filled with happiness and success.
Updated: Sat Aug 05, 2017