It’s about time I get around to my book giveaway but first I’d like to mention a sling giveaway over at The Continuum Family’s blog! Just click below to check it out and enter to win!

~~~Organic Pouch Sling Giveaway for International Babywearing Week!~~~

My giveaway is for a brand new signed copy of Scott Noelle’s book “The Daily Groove”.

What better way to get daily inspiration than Scott’s Daily Groove? Scott has been inspiring me since I joined the Continuum Concept support group more than 6 years ago. I love being able to share his book with someone in the hopes that they will be equally inspired, challenged and supported in their parenting journey!

Recently I was reminded of one of the first telephone conferencing Scott hosted. He did two to allow those in other time zones to join in with ease. I happened to be able to participate in both. I was so lucky! I was just looking at the notes I took while on the phone and realised how these sessions really sparked wanting more in parenting. I wanted to do it better, and now I had a direction to go in to get there! Many of the topics talked about during the phone conferencing still come up for me today.

If you’d like to win this book, please leave me a comment and let me know one of the following:

  • Who you go to for parental inspiration and support? Your parents? Your spouse? Your best friend?
  • Or… Let me know what your favourite book on parenting is!

I’ll give you two extra chances to win if you share this with others on a blog or facebook or…

I’ll draw for this book October 1st!

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31 Responses to Two Giveaways!

  1. Krista says:

    Wowwow! I’d love a copy of this! I am inspired by so many of my friends who are parents. I actually find myself slipping out of my own “positive parenting groove” a little when I haven’t spent enough time around other like-minded mamas who inspire me. It helps so much to share experiences and challenges with each other and just know none of us are doing this alone.

    I can’t even start with the parenting books – Unconditional Parenting (Kohn), Respectful Parents Respectful Kids (Hart and Hodson), Raising our Kids Raising Ourselves (Aldort), The Natural Child (Hunt), Raising Children Compassionately (Rosenberg) and Parenting from Your Heart (Kashtan), Connection Parenting (Leo)… to name a few of really wonderful books! There is something special and unique to be gleaned from each of those, yet they all share the same ideal: respecting and honoring our children.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Kyrie says:

    I would sure like a copy of that book! I certainly DON’T turn to my own parents for advice. Other mama friends, certain books (more for finding ways to change my own attitude than advice about my kids), and definitely the Consensual Living and Always Unschooled Yahoo groups lists.

    My top three parenting books are: “Unconditional Parenting”, “Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves” and “Non-Violent Communication”. NVC is not a parenting book I guess, but sure has changed the way I view/react to situations, so I count it for helping me to view conflict with my children in terms of unmet needs.

  3. Forrest says:

    Count me in the drawing please! And I mentioned it over at my blog too . . .

    I guess I haven’t read many parenting books, but as you can see I’d like to change that. I don’t turn to my folks very much either, though they exert a huge influence of course just by the fact that they raised me a certain way — pretty laissez faire I’d say. Other parents and blogs are big ideators; as for books, Momma Zen (Miller) is my favorite.

  4. Emma Okada says:

    When I need support I ask my husband to say very nice things about me with no “buts”- I think everyone loves to give advice at any opportunity. When I need inpsiration I also ask my husband, friends, family, select forums ;-) and parents of friends- in fact, I recently wrote to a best friend’s mother asking if my children and I are able to visit again since she is a fabulously fun parent (aswell as gentle and AP (before the term was invented!)).

    I would love to have some one to one phone sessions with Scott Noelle and the book would be fabulous.

    My favourite books are Living Joyfully with Children, Hold on to your Kids, Alfie Kohn and Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh (since, for me, most of the work of being a parent is dealing with myself and my own issues).

    Thanks for your lovely blog xx

  5. Tanis Tomlin says:

    I am inspired by my mom, because, although I will do things differently than her, I think she did the very best that she could being a single parent of 4 children. I am amazed at what she did.
    I take inspiration from my daughter, she is so full of love, life and laughter, and I want her to stay that way as long as possible, I want her to be happy, explore and learn. I want her to be confident and sure of who she is in this world. I want to help her do all these things….and need to learn how :0)

  6. Caralyn says:

    Well, I don’t go to my mum for parenting advice as she’s given be such gems as my son can have rice cereal at two months and I should supplement him with bottles of formula to “give me a break”. So, I don’t listen to *any* of the advice my mum gives me now!

    I do, however, listen to my other mama-friends who share a similar view of the world as I do – the cloth diapering (or ECing), extended breastfeeding and babywearing parents whom I know irl. I also have been reading a ton (thanks to your blog for book recommendations!). I’ve been reading a lot of Alfie Kohn and I recently got in the mail (as in, today!) The Continuum Concept which I can’t wait to start!

    And I know I haven’t commented much (or at all?) but I absolutely LOVE your blog! We live in Vancouver and it’s great reading about a family with similar values living in BC! Yay!

  7. Annie says:

    Wow! I just have to comment and say how much I’m loving meeting new people. It’s always so encouraging to connect with others with similar values and interests! I’m enjoying hearing about what inspires you!

    Thank you so much for this- all of you!

  8. Shai says:

    I don’t have children but I work as a nanny and am a soon-to-graduate midwife who works with many parents in many different stages of their lives. I would love to be able to have this book in my library for new and developing parents.

    For inspiration I look to the many wonderful parents and midwives with whom I work, and am constantly awed by them all. I also look to all the great kids I have nannied for, as they are often the best indicators for how to, and how to not parent them. I also really like the book “Parenting our Children, Parenting Ourselves”

  9. greenteacher says:

    Hi there! I’m so so so excited about this book giveaway because I literally ‘gave away’ all the other parenting books I thought I would need. I realized I wasn’t super fond of taking advice from people I didn’t know (especially when they recommend sleep training…eek!). Then Paxye saved me by giving me a copy of the continuum concept….sigh. That felt good to read. So, I would have to say that that is my favorite. I generally look for general advice from the community around me, but I have to say that Paxye usually gets quite a few calls from me :). Thanks for the giveaway Annie!

  10. Jenny says:

    I would enjoy reading your book.
    Husband and myself talk and decide what we don’t want to do parenting and go from there.
    We are always watching and listening to our daughter and learning from her also.
    Many thanks for your offer.

  11. debbie says:

    I would love to have this book to pick up when I need more than my Daily Groove!! I have often thought about saving up for the phone consultations with Scott…thank you for this giveaway!

    I get so much support (over the phone) from my sister – she is always thoughtful in her observations and loves my kids so much. I am also very grateful to have a friend nearby who is not only willing to lend an ear, but will talk to my kids directly when she knows we are all “dealing” with something – I echo what Krista said, that I need that parenting modeled around me to steady my way…I wish I had more of that!

  12. jayne says:

    I would love to read the book too…The book that inspired my parenting many years ago with my first child and still continues to inspire me with my new baby is “the continuum concept”. This beautiful way of parenting touched my life so deeply that whenever i come across an extra copy i grab it and pass it on!

  13. gardenmama says:

    What a beautiful and inspiring give away, i receive the daily groove in my inbox and enjoy it so much! There is certainly so much inspiration to be found there. For parental inspiration and support my husband and I are on the same page. Also, Mothering magazine has always been quite an inspiration and support in my life as well. Just to read stories from other mamas living in the same way our family does or reading insightful writing on parenting in a gentle and natural style makes my heart full. It is so often in life you run into negativity or ‘mainstream’ parenting so Scott Noelle and Mothering are a breath of fresh air! (I am doing a give away right now for a years subscription on my blog to Mothering Magazine, we must be on the same wave length!)

  14. Oh…. so many books have inspired me!

    How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and to Listen So Kids Will Talk (and the positive parenting forum)

    The Continuum Concept (and the online forum)

    Your Competent Child

    The Natural Child

    Learning All the Time

    Connection Parenting

    Scott Noelle’s forum at Enjoy Parenting

    My latest inspiration has been a local unschooling community and online group that has really been helping me get back to my original intention of deep respect for my children. For questions, I talk to other parents in the homeschooling community or my husband or my sister-in-law.

    I have a copy of the book, so please don’t enter me in the drawing, but I wanted to share resources!!

    Thanks, Annie!

  15. Alyssa says:

    One of my favorite parenting books is Kids are Worth It. The book is not specifically attachment parenting, but I like the principles in it – natural and logical consequences, showing mutual respect, etc.

    As far as support, I turn to my mom, who was (and is) not a perfect parent, but shares many views with me and a perspective of experience. Though it is wonderful to feel like others (my friends) are going through similar experiences right now with their own kids, we haven’t seen the long term effects of the parenting we’re doing right now.

  16. Hi Annie,
    Good to see you here…I was led to this through flickr :) I think I’ve stopped by here before though on my blogging travels….

    Early days, I liked Barbara Coloroso…these days I discuss and/or vent with my husband and friends if I’m feeling challenged…I will also talk to my mom and step-mother too! Anything by John Holt! Loved Self-Design by Brent Cameron-his style of parenting and learning rocks!

    I take comfort in the universality of what I do by reading blogs of unschooling/homeschooling moms as well as articles and magazines that highlight unschooling or simple living practices. Anything that can help to promote perspective on what’s truly important in life helps.

    Sleeping well and following my own passions with my family by my side is really the best thing…if I’m in a good space to follow my head, heart and gut-I tend to make healthier knee- jerk reactions and hold onto my philosophical ideals more consistently.

    Thanks for the great idea here and for all those who shared their great advice.

  17. Sally says:

    The books that most impacted my parenting, in the order they found me: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (LLLI); The Baby Book (Sears); Kids Are Worth It! (Coloroso); Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids (Hart).

    I love Scott’s emails. Happy Day to whoever wins his book! :)

  18. Clelie says:

    Mostly I speak with my friends and co-parents, sometimes I journal.

    I recently started a NVC parenting course which I hope will help me to stay connected to the way I want to parent.

  19. Regina says:

    Wow – this book looks great, sign me up for an entry!

    I find a lot of my parental inspiration online from fellow bloggers, and from my local attachment parenting group…I’m also very lucky to have a supportive husband and close friends who parent in similar ways! Love your blog and am really happy to have stumbled across it today while my daughter is napping – looks like I’ll have a few uninterrupted moments to peruse all your great ideas!

  20. Lise says:

    I’m interested in checking out this book; thanks for the chance to win! I rediscover the joy through talks with my best friend or through writing.

  21. Chelsea says:

    I’m inspired by my Mom everyday. She’s a single mother who worked full time and always had time for me. As a mother of two with a partner I still don’t know how she did it.

    Weird though I don’t often turn to parenting books, blogs yes but books no, I am interested in this one though.

  22. Jennifer says:

    For parenting support, I turn to one of my four friends with babies within 15 days of mine! We all go through the same things at about the same time. Oftentimes, all five of us are reading a different book about the same parenting subject – we get together, compare notes, and give each other tips.
    It helps to know someone else is going through the same thing at the very same time!

  23. natalie says:

    I just signed up for Scott Noelle’s daily emails… I’ve been really needing some motivation / inspiration to stay in the moment and change my perspective when parenting gets challenging. So I would love to read his book too!

    I am inspired by the quietest parents… one in particular that is among our homeschooling community and is now our learning consultant, yay! She is calm and respectful with her boys and they are in turn calm and respectful with her… I love that and am so grateful to have her help us in getting started on our homeschooling journey:)

    Thank you for writing about Scott’s work… I’ve been feeling stuck lately so this is wonderful serendipity. Cheers.

  24. I too have been very inspired by Scott Noelle and would love to read this book! My favourite parenting books… The Continuum Concept of course, Hold On To Your Kids, Unconditional Parenting, Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, Connection Parenting…there are more but these stand out for me. I’m mentioning this giveaway on my blog and I’m doing a giveaway there for some NVC/parenting books if you or anyone wants to come on over and enter there too!:)

  25. paxye says:

    I would love a copy also!

    I don’t draw any inspiration from family besides what not to do…

    Over the years my inspiration has come from books such as “Hold onto your Kids”, “Unconditional Parenting” “Playful Parenting” and The CC among others… Scott’s e-mail’s have also helped over the years… often they coincide with exactly what I needed that day…

    My other source of inspiration comes from my best friend and our conversations… ;)

  26. Bo says:

    I’d love to be entered!
    my favorite parenting book is unconditional parenting as well. it just opened up my eyes to something that is so intuitive.
    My parenting support? that’ll be my husband who is always open to any “crazy” idea I come across!

  27. Erica says:

    I’d love to be entered, too. I lack good inspiration in this department. My current favorite parenting book is ‘Kids, Parents & Power Struggles’ which is oh so helpful in dealing with my 3yo. but i am still searching for how I truly wish to parent.

  28. elif says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…

    Mostly I do lots of research online and read books and I talk to my best friends for parenting advice, especially the ones with yourger kids.

    The last book I listened was “Last Child in the Woods” by Richard Louv, it definetely have some good suggestions and research findings…

  29. Natalie says:

    I look to my friends and mother for parenting advice. I also read a lot of books and get advice on parenting websites online. I like to get lots of opinions and then decide what works best for my family.

    Thanks for the giveaway:)

  30. Julie says:

    I receive Scott’s daily e-mails and find them so inspirational! My favorite book of late is Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids and I am also so lucky to have a group of mama friends dedicated to parenting in line with their values. I get much support and inspiration from them.

  31. Julie says:

    I get a lot of support from my sister, who has 3 children, but also from online groups, blogs and websites that I discovered in the last few years. I’ve been subscribed to Scott Noelle’s newsletter for a long time and always find his messages really inspiring.
    As for books, I love The continuum concept, which really opened up my mind when I began my “education” on attachment and gentle parenting. Also: You are your child’s first teacher, The Natural Child: parenting from the heart, and Unconditional parenting. And there are many more on my wishlist! I would love to have Scott Noelle’s in my library and go for it whenever I need inspiration.