I don’t know for a fact that parenting causes insanity, but can we really rule it out? Especially those toddler years. Oy. For every minute of fun, seems like there are two minutes of frustration.
And the constant second guessing. “Am I saying the right thing to my child?” “Is a time out really helpful?” “Am I setting up Junior for a lifetime of disappointment?”
There are endless questions and thousands of manuals claiming to have answers. One of the most popular is How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7. Written by Joanna Faber and Julie King, it’s an international bestseller with a five-star rating on Amazon.
Now Faber and King have partnered with developer MythicOwl to bring you Parenting Hero, an app that helps parents learn how to smartly communicate with their kids.
The delightfully illustrated app is divided into stages, each one presenting parents with a different challenge. According to App Advice, “each stage gives you three options in terms of how you want to respond to your child. The right response is often less obvious than you might expect.”
And no matter what choice you make, Parenting Hero provides feedback to help you understand the consequences of the action you choose. The app also shows how each situation can best be resolved.
MythicOwl stated in a press release the app is intended to help parents manage a number of typical, but tricky, parenting scenarios. These include coping with a child’s negative feelings, engaging the child’s cooperation without using bribes, and setting limits while maintaining goodwill.
TeachersWithApps.com gives Parenting Hero a rave review, saying it’s a “MUST HAVE for anyone who deals with kids.” And AppsZoom.com gives it an 8.8 rating out of 10.