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.

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Pilates for Parenting

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Pilates For Parenting: Stretch Yourself & Strengthen Your Family is a personalized workout regime for parents, guardians, those contemplating parenthood and all who are open to assessing their parenting attitudes and adjusting their approaches as they strive to build stronger parent-child relationships. When it comes to implementing healthy roles and tackling heavy responsibilities of being a parent, Pilates For Parenting targets five strategic areas. The goals of the Warm Up, 3 Workouts and Cool Down include:

  • Increasing awareness regarding the importance of parenting
  • Strengthening the skill of being present for your children
  • Fortifying the skill of doing what is best for your children
  • Honing the skill of meeting your children's needs
  • Increasing accountability as you become purposeful in your parenting

"This is not your normal 'how to' parenting book. Pilates For Parenting helps us, as caregivers, get to the heart of parenting, take time to evaluate what to do and become more in tune with our children. I will be using the parenting workouts myself and with my clients."
--Jill Osborne, EDS, LPC, CPCS, RTS, Author, Same Feels Better Now!


"In the digital age in which we live, we are often too distracted by our smartphones, social media sites and television screens. Pilates For Parenting just might be the best method for reconnecting with your children and developing stronger relationships."
--Thomas Kersting, MA, LPC, Author, Disconnected: How To Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids


"The text, workouts, activities and guiding exercises in Pilates For Parenting will equip readers with their own personalized, practical, effective game-plan as they navigate the ups and downs of becoming nurturing, protective and wise parents."
Judy Herzanek, Changing Lives Foundation, Co-author, Why Don’t They Just Quit? Hope for families struggling with addiction


Learn more at www.HolliKenley.com

From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

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