No Regrets Parenting, Updated and Expanded Edition: Turning Long Days and Short Years into Cherished Moments with Your Kids (Paperback)
For every type of family, this updated and expanded edition is the quintessential, open-to-all parenting guidebook, guaranteed to help you find more—and better—time for your kids and yourself.
It's not just how much time you have with your kids, but how you spend that time that matters in the life and legacy of a family. No Regrets Parenting focuses on the simple truth that the long days of busy parenting race quickly by and, looking back someday, the years with kids will feel far too short. Written by renowned pediatrician, celebrated author, and distinguished parenting expert, Dr. Harley Rotbart, No Regrets Parenting, Updated and Expanded Edition helps parents readjust their perspectives and priorities. Dr. Rotbart teaches parents how to experience the joy and depth of the parenting experience amidst the chaos and choreography of daily routines. Carpool, bedtime, bath time, soccer practice, homework, dinner hour, and sleepovers all become more than just obligations and hurdles to overcome. They become opportunities for intimate and meaningful time with kids— opportunities to turn fleeting minutes into memorable moments.
Your kids need to see who you are and how you live your life. And, in return, they will help you to see who you really are and how you should be living your life. For all of that to happen, families need memorable and meaningful time together. No Regrets Parenting is about time—finding enough of it and making the most of it.
Accompanying this timeless advice, Dr. Rotbart has added timely, updated content to address the ever-changing needs of today’s busy families. Also in this edition are two brand new sections: "Parenting Young Adult Children" (because parenting doesn’t end with high school graduation) and "No Regrets Grandparenting" for those magical years when your children become parents! Oh my! This updated and expanded edition answers the ageless question: How can you do it all…and stay sane in the process?
About the Author
Dr. Harley Rotbart has been a nationally renowned pediatrician, parenting expert, infectious diseases specialist, speaker, and educator for nearly four decades. He is Professor and Vice Chair Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is the author of more than 175 medical and scientific publications, and five previous books for general audiences: No Regrets Living; Miracles We Have Seen; 940 Saturdays; Germ Proof Your Kids; and, The On Deck Circle of Life, which was endorsed by baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. Dr. Rotbart was named to Best Doctors in America for 18 consecutive years, as well as receiving numerous other national and local awards for research, teaching, and clinical work. He served on the Advisory Boards of Parents Magazine, Parents.com, and Children’s Health Magazine, and has been a regular contributor to Parents magazine since the first edition of No Regrets Parenting a decade ago. He makes numerous media appearances, including major television and radio networks, national print media, two national media tours with American Idol finalists to promote influenza prevention, and two appearances on the Dr. Oz Show. “Coach Harley” coached youth baseball and basketball for 16 years, including 8 years at the high school level.
Dr. Rotbart and his wife, Sara, still practice No Regrets Parenting on their three adult kids and now practice No Regrets Grandparenting on their grandchildren.
This is a busy parent’s time management guide, demonstrating how to find balance, turn “minutes into moments,” develop reliable parental intuition, and transform everyday routines into special times, without neglecting personal and professional responsibilities...Time passes all too fast, and when the kids do leave home, readers who followed Rotbart’s blueprint will greet their children’s departure with satisfaction of a job well done and the acknowledgment thereof. (Publisher's Weekly)
My office is littered with “parenting books…The books, as abundant as they are, aren’t helping. But Dr. Rotbart’s No Regrets Parenting is something special, and something a little different...Dr. Rotbart writes to help us turn painfully long minutes into funny moments, and he does it practically, in one- or two-page essays on everything from ice cream sundaes to college counseling. It’s short, it’s sweet, and it’s more about being a parent than it is about actually parenting the kids themselves... (New York Times)
The tone and approach of Rotbart’s book puts the control back in the parent’s hands, by focusing on the time a parent does have with children, instead of focusing on the time that the parent doesn’t have. His conversational tone helps put the parent at ease in what feels like a knowledgeable friend sharing their own insight. (ABC News)
I’m making a point of holding hands with my kids more often, ever since I read Dr. Harley Rotbart’s new book No Regrets Parenting. Dr. Rotbart…really had my number with this one…I’ve seen how the years blow past at warp speed, to the point that I fear my hand-holding days are numbered. Dr. Rotbart made me realize I shouldn’t count the minutes, but the moments…Dr. Rotbart’s book turned my head around. (Parents Magazine)
Named to ‘10 Best Books for Thinking Parents’ (Parenting Magazine)
What's more precious than love, your children, and time? No Regrets Parenting is a gem of a book. It will help you turn the minutes of the day into the moments of your life. (Harvey Karp, MD, creator of the New York Times bestselling books and DVDs The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block.)
Words to live by...No Regrets Parenting focuses on how to find time with your kids and make the most of it while you have the chance. Dr. Rotbart's advice proves useful for any parent looking to maximize and optimize time with their children...Each chapter provides valuable guidance in only a few minutes waiting in the carpool lane or at the dentist’s office. From the crib to college life, this guidebook helps with each step of parenting. When you feel exhausted by the daily parenting routine and suddenly notice the years flying by, this book can help. Take control of the time you have and make it meaningful and memorable for the whole family. (MomCentral)
Working parent or stay-at-home mom or dad, Dr. Rotbart’s wise advice and refreshing ideas will make you want to pick up this book again and again. (Diane Debrovner, Deputy Editor, Parents magazine)
Whether your children are still in their cribs or applying to college, No Regrets Parenting provides a blueprint for turning mundane, daily routines into memorable and meaningful moments. (Marianne Neifert, M.D. (Dr. MomÂ®), bestselling author of the Dr. Mom books for parents)
A poignant, timely book to remind us to savor parenting our kids – with awesome tips on how to slow the daily chaos, create memorable moments, and luxuriate in the wonder and fun of each age and stage. (Stacy DeBroff, “America’s Most Trusted Mom.” Nationally acclaimed parenting authority and bestselling author of The Mom Book, The Mom Book Goes to School, and The Mom Central Organizer)