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Kiss Me!: How to Raise Your Children with Love [Kindle Edition]

Carlos González
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Kiss Me! is a book written in defence of children. In response to the many so-called expert theories that advocate the use of obsessive routines and excessive discipline, Dr. Carlos González renowned paediatrician and author of My Child Won't Eat! advocates raising children based on love, respect and freedom. González believes that children are good, selfless, generous, honest, sociable and understanding and deserve all the love we can give them. A bestseller in Spain, now published for the first time in English, Kiss me! How to raise your children with love offers a guide to ethical parenting.
Chapters include:
- Why children are the way they are
- Your child is a good person
- A few myths regarding sleep
- Rewards and punishment
- Quality time

About the Author

Carlos González, a father of three, studied medicine at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and trained as a paediatrician at the Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu. The founder and president of the Catalan Breastfeeding Association (ACPAM), he currently gives courses on breastfeeding for medical professionals. Since 1996 he has been breastfeeding correspondent for Ser Padres (Being Parents) magazine.

His book My Child Won't Eat! is also published by Pinter & Martin.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 495 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pinter & Martin; 1st English language edition edition (26 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ECCFVO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,728 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Carlos González, a father of three, studied medicine at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and trained as a paediatrician at the Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu. The founder and president of the Catalan Breastfeeding Association (ACPAM), he currently gives courses on breastfeeding for medical professionals. Since 1996 he has been breastfeeding correspondent for Ser Padres (Being Parents) magazine.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The theme of this book is love! 10 Mar 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
In short, this book is fantastic, simply laid out, easily picked up/put down (for those busy parents who only have a snatch of time to read) and very clear in it's convictions. There are no hidden messages to confuse or trip you up, no crazy theories on feeding or sleep training. Dr Carlos tells it exactly how he sees it, simple. His message is: love your children, respect your children, show consideration for your children and they will grow up to treat others in the same way.

Being a first time mum i wanted to do everything right, i read lots of parenting books, baby whisperer, no cry sleep solution, i even perused Gina Ford. I found over time that none of these contained anything i could relate to in my own parenting style or wanted to implement. I was tired of hearing how babies manipulate their parents or should be ignored at night. This book is written in favour of children not parents. It explains in simple terms why children are how they are, why they want to spend every waking minute attached to their caregivers, why they need bonds, why they cry and has a chapter on other theories and what Dr Carlos thinks of them. It won't tell you how to get yourself into a routine, or what to feed your child, in fact it's not an instruction manual for parenting compared to most on the market. The main message is love, respect and consideration. In this day and age it's a shame someone had to write a book reminding parents to love their children but with the current western culture of 'getting back to your old life' following the birth of a child i'm glad this one was published.

Don't just read this if all other parenting books have failed you, read it because you love your children and know that you're doing a good job.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars 4 April 2014
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A refreshing parenting book that speaks for babies and children and all that is normal. Carlos Gonzalez takes a firm stand against all the current parenting books around today that tie parents in knots as they try to conform to the routines and demands within their pages. With his usual humorous and sarcastic style Carlos puts the microscope on some of the silly rules and expectations and pulls them apart. The only parenting book I have found to mention breastfeeding. I loved it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 30 Oct 2012
By klick
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After reading all sorts of books and reading about baby food/eating etc, I found this one great! I wish I had read this before all the others, it really made me relax in terms of my baby's eating habits. My baby has always accepted any food I've given him though, but I still found this book a great read.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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This book is ok, but really hasn't succeeded in helping me at all. Whilst the title suggests it is about how to raise your child with love, the book is actually far more about why various methods / parenting strategies are wrong and it doesn't really give much guidance about what to do instead. I actually agree with most of the principles (comforting child straight away etc), but not with the way they are put across in this book - the tone is all wrong for a book supposedly about a loving relationship. It also fails to take into account the consequences for the rest of the family, or other factors that could be driving the child's behaviour.

An example is when it talks about tantrums. Apparently you should only say no to something if there is a good reason to (fair enough), but then if the child gets upset you should reconsider your decision and if the immediate consequences of the child getting his/her own way aren't disastrous then you should concede because "it is obviously very important to them". My child however tends to get upset not because he really wants what he is upset about, but because he is tired / hungry / teething, and saying "no" has just been a trigger and one thing too much. Giving in about the immediate problem doesn't necessarily help much, he will just get upset about something else 5 mins later.

Anyway, I digress a little. The book really didn't convince me of anything I didn't already believe and it hasn't changed the way I do things. All it really provides is more material to justify such decisions to others if you really feel the need to do that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best, kindest parenting book ever 25 Jan 2014
By kate
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Was given this by a friend- have now bought it for 3 more. Beautifully written- even readable after yet another sleepless toddler night. Takes you through the common parent worries and parenting advice in logical steps and has helped me articulate what I've always wanted to do, and see where I've been inconsistent in applying what I think is right.
Fantastic. Buy it, then re-read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kiss Me!: How to Raise Your Children with Love 30 Jan 2013
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Fantastic book, really puts things into perspective and puts a different light on all the advice you get (wanted and unwanted).
I would definitely recommend this book. A really enjoyable read
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4.0 out of 5 stars A book with a good heart 10 May 2012
Format:Paperback
Kiss me! is a book with a good heart. It is an enjoyable, easy read whose central message is one which encourages parents to trust their instincts and not to allow anyone's view/theories to get in the way of their love of their children. A lot of the book is given over to debunking theories with which the author does not agree. I would have preferred less of this and more space given over to expanding on the benefits of the theories that he advocates. The book promotes a gentle, cooperative style of parenting and would, I think inspire confidence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The only patenting book you ever need to read.
Love this book. It is written with insight and compassion. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone, whether they have children or not!
Published 7 days ago by Melissa
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, child-centred book
Great, child-centred book. I'd recommend it to all parents and parents-to- be. I wish I had read it before my baby was born- it would have saved me months of stressing about... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Mrs. Treasa Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
A very good approach for a loving new family
Published 1 month ago by Sara Machado
5.0 out of 5 stars challenges ingrained cultural beliefs
This was a thought stimulating book on parenting. It has really made me question some of the ingrained ways we view and ace around children, and it's given me a firm basis to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by deborah cotton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Refreshingly direct.
Published 2 months ago by woodpecker345
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent
Great book for new parents. Dr. Gonzales words translate the mothers feelings and intuition in a well written book. I recomend this book.
Published 3 months ago by Fabiana Gavioli D'Elboux
5.0 out of 5 stars It helped me a lot, I recommend it!!
It changed the way I used to think... I never tried to let my child crying or something like that or deny sleeping with me the nights she wanted to, but this book still helped me a... Read more
Published 6 months ago by dionysia
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for challenging anyone's preconceptions
Excellent book for challenging anyone's preconceptions. One may suspect it lacks sympathy for the parent, and just how hard this job is, but the odd comment makes it clear that the... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Peregrine
5.0 out of 5 stars Thr book that best embodies my intutitive thoughts as a mother
I totally endorse all his views which are in a similar vein to Francoise Dolto or Steve Biddulph. All parents of babies and toddlers should read this. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Vpc
5.0 out of 5 stars Made me a Better Person and Healed My Own Childhood
This is a beautiful book. It may not be suited to everyone's parenting style but it tied in beautifully with how I parent. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Miss Samantha Grayson
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