River Heights Community Book Club

RH Community Book Club
Posted on 09/17/2018
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River Heights Community Book Club!


Announcing our second Book Club title:  Hold On to Your Kids by Dr. Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate

This book addresses the pivotal importance of children’s relationships to those responsible for them and the devastating impact in today’s society of competing attachments with peers. However it is much more than a book on peer orientation: it is about parenting with relationship in mind. This book restores parents to their natural intuition, confronting such relationship-devastating devices as time-outs and using what children care about against them.

Offering strategies for preserving and restoring the child-to-parent relationship, this book provides refreshing natural alternatives to today’s contrived methods of behaviour control. The content is relevant to parents of children of any age, from infants right through to teens and adult children.

A collection of copies will be kindly gathered for us from across Alberta by the Medicine Hat Public Library via interlibrary loans. Please feel free to visit their circulation desk after April 1st to grab a copy for yourself! Copies will be held for us right up until May 6th. A library card is only $5 for the year, if you don't already have one. (Another thank-you to Keith McLean with MHPL for his support!)

Please note: Hold On to Your Kids has been published multiple times since its first release in 2004. The major difference between older publications and the newest one (2013) is the addition of two new chapters about raising children in a digital world. Whichever edition you find will work!

Our book club meeting date for this title will be Monday, May 6th @ 7:30 pm at the home of Laura Undershute.  Please RSVP to Laura U ( or to Laura Gale (

Please connect with Laura Gale or Laura Undershute if you have any questions!

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