The Thumb Switch Study Guide brilliantly encapsulates and drives home the key lessons from Dwayne Peace’s insightful, must-read book, Parenting with Eyes Wide Open. This study guide makes you think, it challenges you to be honest with yourself, and it helps guide you through the often difficult conversations you need to have as a parent. Most importantly, it will give you the practical tools that will help make you a more caring and more informed parent – guaranteed!
Michael Kerr, National President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers Hall of Fame International, business speaker, and trainer. Author of The Humour Advantage
Unique and probing questions that demand an examination of the beliefs and practices in our homes. A thought-provoking study guide to accompany the book Parenting with Eyes Wide Open which continues to challenge and give guidance to parents. Plenty of note-taking space for your thoughts and insights.
Lorrie Swalm, Parent, Grandparent, and Thumb Switch for Life Board Member
After going through the Thumb Switch Study Guide together, we noticed it opened the door to a lot of communication about our children regarding topics we hadn’t previously considered. It got us thinking, feeling and talking, about things we notice with each of our children, and in turn how we have handled it in the past and/or could handle it in the future. It encouraged us to look ahead to situations that are in our not so distant future, that we hadn’t even begun to consider, and make preparations for how we plan to handle them.
Our kids fill our days with busy schedules and add an element of chaos. We so often take the stance of “divide and conquer” just to share the load and make sure everyone’s needs are met. Reviewing this together gave us the opportunity to reflect on our parenting strategies as a team. We were able to share ideas and honestly discuss what we felt was effective and what needed to change. We immediately noticed growth within our relationship as a couple. We found that the prompts in the Thumb Switch Study Guide led us into a conversation we hadn’t had before. Sharing the common goal of safer, happier, healthier children enabled through our support and actions made us feel connected in a way we hadn’t felt prior to having this conversation.
Thanks for the opportunity!
Robin Kraeling – Acting Lieutenant, Calgary Fire Department, Angie Kraeling – Financial Planner, married with three children