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Orange Rhino: Yell Less LOVE More & GIVEAWAY!
I stumbled upon The Orange Rhino last year early summertime. We had just moved to Utah from Hawaii and we were living in my parents basement with our 6 kids, in 2 bedrooms. With my father sick waiting for his Kidney transplant, kids being cooped up inside all day, and stress of finding a home or our own….it is needless to say I NEEDED the Orange Rhino. I followed her blog and Facebook statuses and was finding her tips and experience quite helpful.
Over a year later, I have been given a chance to dig into her book and give my opinion.
Disclosure: I received the book to read and review for free. As always all opinions are 100% honest and my own.
I have read many books about parenting, I actually run a parenting group that meets monthly to discuss parenting topics and how to better ourselves. I have found that most books are motivating, but at times hard to stick to their new changes in lifestyle. I have read many books on being a Soft Spoken Parent…I am not that parent. I want to be that parent, I come from a line of loud speaking parents, but I need to be that Parent!
Following The Orange Rhino off and on for a year has really given me a running start at what to expect from her book.
But when I opened the Book I was BLOWN AWAY!
I have really enjoyed getting to know her better, through her book. With a family full of boys, I know that she can relate to my crazy life with 6 kids. What a relief it was to read a book from a mom that understood my life. I, too, like the Orange Rhino had trouble admitting to my yelling self and needed to find hope and an example to follow…so I could overcome this horrible habit.
The book is sectioned into chapters, which are then divided into days to help you along the journey into becoming a Orange Rhino. Days are filled with Tips, the Yelling Meter, Revelations and Reminders.
I love the Yelling Meter. I felt that I had to go Cold Turkey and be completely soft spoken and never yell again. I love that there are OK levels to raise your voice and of course GOOD times to help stop Danger.
I really enjoyed her TIPS, I felt that using the focus point of an Orange color around me really helped me to take a breath and calm down. I actually found a slap bracelet of my daughters, and I tried to wear it everywhere to be my reminder. Another fun tip that she has to to yell at objects because they can’t get hurt where as children can. I have found that my clothes need a good yell, and I feel much better afterwards and I can come back to my kids calmer. A tip that I found most helpful to me is showing LOVE MORE. I find that when I get frustrated hugging my kids has really calmed my nerves and helped me to focus on what is truly important!
There are spots throughout the book to make notes and really reflect on how to progress through this journey towards being a Orange Rhino. I know that true progress comes from after really reflecting on what needs to be changed and having goals and steps to help you move that way.
Being a busy mom I found that I could just read one day, focus on that topic/tips and really progress one day at a time. With 30 days and a few more chapters on triggers, alternatives and solutions this book is a solution to a yelling problem. I know that I will continue to go back day after day, month after month and USE this book to help me become The Orange Rhino that I know I can be.
Check Out The Orange Rhino Site. Learn more about how you can become an Orange Rhino. Order her Book HERE. Find your own Orange Rhino products HERE to be a reminder to you. Find strength in her Community and Facebook. Follow her blog tour and see what other people are saying about Orange Rhino.
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We’re celebrating the Launch of The Orange Rhino Book!
Sheila is giving away some goodies to my readers.
An Autographed book
A goody bag
A Key Chain
Enter BELOW! And go BUY Her book!