alysonbkI had seen ads for Alyson Schafer‘s parenting courses around my my neighbourhood. So when I saw her post on One Degree, I was curious to say the least.

Alyson provided a detailed account of her journey into blogging as a marketing strategy for her practice. Her blog, Alyson Schafer – Principles, Rules and Tools for Parenting put her on the map. People found her who never would have heard of her before: parents, journalists, commercial websites, and her publisher…

When John Wiley and Son were looking for a new writer, they found Alyson’s blog. They were able learn her area of expertise, credentials and writing style (among other things). The rest is history.

Her book, Breaking the Good Mom Myth: Every Mom’s Modern Guide to Getting Past Perfection, Regaining Sanity, and Raising Great Kids, is my next must read.

One Degree readers were invited to sign up for her newsletter and receive a free copy of Chapter 4 – Myth: Good Mothers Are All-Caring and All-Protecting. So, I did. What a bargain!

Alyson points out the negative impact our pampering will have on our children as they become adults.
In 30 quick and engaging pages, I learned to rethink some of my parenting strategies, decrease some of the stress in our household and nurture greater independence in my children.

Until now, I attributed my pampering to being a motherless daughter/motherless mother. Now, I know differently.
Thanks Alyson.