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.
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Hug more, Love more, Yell Less!
I really want to read this book!
Could use a good parenting read!
Hmm….I think I yell most when I'm trying to get dinner done and house cleaned before hubby gets home.
I'm excited for this book! I am so ready to stop yelling. Well, yell less anyway.
I pinned the samsame image you did on pinterest.
I'm excited to read this book! I NEED this book!
I find myself yelling closer to bed time… I should take a nap.. haha
i am not really a consistent yeller. i don't think i yell that much. but i do have explosive moments. i can go for a while and then it just spills out. does the book talk about that? i would love to learn more. i love reading and learning more on parenting. and i miss our parenting nights.
dinner time is the hardest. and also the last five minutes before the bus comes in the morning and the kids are just messing about.
It's hardest not to when I'm in a time crunch and need everyone to pick it up! 🙂
I love parenting books! So far I only have one child who's too young to have a reason to yell at. But when the time comes, I'd love to read and participate in this for when in need. It sounds awesome!
I pinned the first photo on this blog, the book cover. My username on Pinterest is jocelyngacilan 🙂
I don't have reasons to yell quite yet, as my daughter is still under 1. I would love to learn about how I can prevent yelling in the future!
I have been trying to plan ahead for the moments that tend to get out of control.
It's usually when everyone is eating.
We all know I need to read this!
Bed time is the hardest time for me but I have tried to not be so stressed about having them asleep at a certain times if they are tired it is their fault for staying up! My Gabe moves like cold tar so that pushes my buttons when we are in a hurry! I try not to yell but don't we all!