Create your own supportive PARENTSHIFT Book Club
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
We’re stronger together! We encourage you to read ParentShift in tandem with your spouse, partner, co-parent or your own ParentShift Book Club. Below are suggestions to create and run your own ParentShift Book Club. We have created questions and prompts, broken down by chapter, to assist you in your journey. If you have the means and would like to deepen the experience, you might consider hiring Linda and Ty Hatfield to speak to your ParentShift Book Club. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Logistics to start your PARENTSHIFT Book Club:
This ParentShift Book Club is to be a companion to the book ParentShift – Ten Universal Truths That Will Change The Way You Raise Your Kids.
How many parents do you want in your group?
Who is willing to lead and or co-lead the ParentShift group?
How often would you like to meet?
What pace for reading ParentShift would you like to commit to? Make sure it is a reasonable and attainable goal based on your unique circumstances.
If meeting in person where would you like to meet? The same place each time or rotate the location.
What format will you be reading from? Physical book, Kindle or audio book?
The questions and sharing in this ParentSHift Book Club resource are designed to assist you in gaining valuable insight into your current family and the family you grew up in as a child. Feel free to add your own questions or sharing prompts to help facilitate your unique group of ParentShifters. If you have suggestions on enhancing the ParentShift Book Club please contact Linda and Ty Hatfield at: www.ParentingFromTheHeart.com
Each chapter questions and prompts are designed to be completed after reading the corresponding chapter.
Getting to know the ParentShift Book Club:
What is your preferred name you would like to be called?
What brings you to the ParentShift Book Club?
What are the names and ages of your kids?
Who else are you raising your children with? Are they interested in reading ParentShift and or supporting you in your journey to shift?
What kind of support would you like from the ParentShift Book Club?
Would you like to create any guidelines that are important in this book club?
Have you started reading ParentShift yet?
ParentShift Discussion Questions & Prompts
Generally speaking, of the three parenting styles, which one do you typically parent from? Which parenting style did your own parents use? In what ways have you emulated them, and in what ways have you done the opposite? (Pages 10-12)
Why is it so hard to treat children the way we want to be treated? (Pages 19-20)
Share the top five words that describe your “ideal” child? Why did you choose these qualities? (Pages 21-22)
What are your short term goals for reading ParentShift as listed? Share any others that you may have. (Pages 24-25)
After reviewing the self-sabotaging tactics, report which ones are your common go-to tactics. (Pages 32-33)
What are some old habits or obstacles that may diminish your shifting to a more heart-centered parenting style? What are some ways to mitigate or reduce the obstacles?