Reader Views reviews Pilates for Parenting by Holli Kenley

Pilates for Parenting by Holli Kenley

Holli Kenley
Loving Healing Press (2019)
ISBN: 9781615994878
Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Readers View (6/20)

Holli Kenley’s latest book, Pilates for Parenting, is an important and impactful read. I had never heard of the correlation made between exercise and parenting, but Kenley flows the two together effortlessly. Much like exercise is important for the positive functioning of your body, learning to “stretch,” “strengthen,” and “balance” your parenting techniques is important for the positive functioning of your relationships.

Understanding the importance of exercise to strengthen your body, it only makes sense that for something as important as parenting, there should be workouts for it as well. We should think of Kenley as our trainer; her routine initially includes a warmup, much like a personal pep talk, followed by a workout for each parenting topic, which includes two to three exercises to perform in each workout. The workouts are meant to be done purposefully, so rushing and not putting your heart into the work is not proper grounds to move forward.

Kenley includes research to back up her claims about the proper parenting styles and the obstacles that parents must overcome in this day and age, namely, technology and social media. She includes three Appendixes at the end to aid us parents who need her help and refreshingly speaks openly about personal experiences that pertain to each topic.

Holli Kenley’s “Pilates for Parenting” can be used by any parent raising children in today’s society. I love that in the book, she emphasizes the fact that even if the reader starts discovering things they need to work on, that you shouldn’t let that keep you down- learning to forgive and correct is part of the journey. She writes inclusively and with compassion. I can’t say enough good things about her and this book because if people will take her words to heart, it is true that not only family relationships will improve, but also relationships in the community and around the world.

Reprinted with permission from Reader Views

101 Tips for Surviving in a Pandemic

A Generation Z Guidebook
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UPC: 978-1-6159-9645-2
Brand: Loving Healing Press
Binding: Paperback
Audiobook: Audible, iTunes
Edition: 1st
Author: Kate Battaglia
Pages: 44
Publication Date: 02/01/2022

Kate Paris Battaglia, a resilient high school student, has taken advantage of COVID-imposed solitude to author her first book: 101 Tips for Surviving in a Pandemic: A Generation Z Guidebook. Born near 2000, Kate allows readers to travel into the minds of a generation accustomed to the technology of the internet. However, she surprisingly does not dwell on social media to cure all ills that COVID-19 and its variants have inflicted upon the "zoomers" of Gen Z. This astute young author:

  • offers advice on finding creative outlets in confined spaces.
  • suggests sharing resources and affection with both neighbor and stranger.
  • provides hope to those who have lost it in the melee of COVID variants, uncertain vaccines and treatments, and a changing educational and work landscape.
  • gives older generations (as baby boomers) a new vocabulary - like vlog!

Her survival tips are as simple as planting flowers and as complex as forgiveness. Kate Battaglia truly gives us a COVID guidebook for all ages!

"As a special education teacher and mother, I have labored to engage the young during periods of isolation (and remote learning) during the COVID -19 pandemic. Kate Battaglia has written the book I didn't know I needed, with tips that are useful and intuitive. She gives readers a window into the world of Generation Z, and new vocabulary to use both in teaching and parenting!" - Kelly B. Darmofal, author of 101 Tips for Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

"I have been running online courses on positive psychology to help people cope with climate and COVID anxiety. I found many of my recommendations among the tips in this delightful little book, adapted to the needs and preferences of today's young people. As a Professional Grandfather, I am delighted to adopt Kate as a granddaughter, and can see a great future ahead of her. This list of 101 Tips is a coping aid, but it is also amusing and entertaining. Regardless of your age, you can't do much better than to use it as a starting point for improving your attitude to life, regardless of your circumstances." - Bob Rich, PhD, author of From Depression to Contentment: A Self-Therapy Guide

"The isolation experienced by GEN Z due this pandemic is worrisome to all educators across the world. Kate's tips encourage GEN Z to take risks, challenge their minds and emotions, all while daring to try something new to support their social emotional well being and growth!" - Maria J. Davis, M.Ed., Barbieri Elementary School Principal, Massachusetts

From Loving Healing Press.

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