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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Will the Courageous: A Story about Sexual Abuse

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What is wrong with Will?

Will is a typical six-year-old boy: he loves to tell "knock-knock jokes", collect bugs, and play
with other kids. On most school days, Will goes to Nana Winnie's until his mom returns from work.
Will enjoys having his Nana as a babysitter. Recently, Nana's cousin Perry has come to visit and
suddenly Will no longer wants to go there. He starts having nightmares, acting out in school and
wetting his bed. Will's parents are worried. What is wrong with Will?




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"As a parent, what should you do if your daughter or son told you that she or he had been sexually abused by someone? The
subject of this book is certainly not a pleasant thing to read or talk about, but it is definitely one that needs to be discussed.
Author Amy Barth, who has an extensive background in social work, deals with her material in a delicate and age-appropriate
way. Amy Barth's books would be an excellent resource to encourage any child who has experienced sexual abuse. It could
also be used in controlled situations to introduce the topic in an effort to instruct children how to avoid becoming a sexual
abuse victim."

--Wayne S. Walker, Home School Book Review



"Will the Courageous supports important issues regarding sexual abuse that may arise in a young person's life. Written
like a comforting letter from a survivor, the young reader will become aware of the importance and safety to report
any encounters. The book is simply written and in understandable terms for any 6 to 9-year old. The information is
concise, yet heartening and loving. Will the Courageous should be read with a parent present to encourage dialog about
this significant subject."

--Irene Watson, author of The Sitting Swing



"Will the Courageous relates a story that reconfirms what I have observed over many years. Abused children, male or
female, universally believe that it is their fault. Their self-image is mangled; they need to tell the truth; and they must
get help from someone who knows how to treat such an injury to the soul."

--Fr. Heyward B. Ewart, III, PhD Author of Am I Bad? Recovering From Abuse



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JUV039210 Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Sexual Abuse
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