Friday, April 15, 2016

8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids Book Review

Hi! Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you a book about 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids! This book is written by Dr. Todd Cartmell. It's designed for busy parents. The book contains 8 chapter which are each broken down into 5 short chapters.

"I love my child, but parenting is hard."
Whether you find parenting intuitive or impossible, we could all use a hand here and there. Let child psychologist and father Todd Cartmell walk you through the nuts and bolts of healthy, effective parenting.
Using examples from his home and 20 years of professional practice, Todd gives eight essential and practical tools to help you:
  • Maintain a healthy relationship with your child
  • Develop a nurturing home culture
  • Correct behavior in lasting ways
208 pages

About the Author

TODD CARTMELL is a child psychologist who practices in Wheaton, Illinois. He received his doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary and is the author of several parenting books, including 8 Simple Tools. His parenting workshops have been enjoyed by thousands of parents throughout the country. Visit Dr. Todd's website at and follow him on Facebook.

My Thoughts

I really enjoy reading this book. It's very informative as to how to raise your kids. I know parenting can be tough sometime, but, this book reminds us that we need to slow down and be calm.

Each chapter is 3-4 pages long. I found that the book was real easy to read and is great for both mom and dad. As well as grandparents and aunts and uncles.

Throughout the book are tips and considerations. As well as questions. At the end of each chapter there is enough space for taking notes. At the very end of the book, Dr. Cartmell summarizes all of the tips. This is great to look back on.

All-in-all, I highly recommend this book. It's a great read! Use code GREATKIDS on and receive 50% off the price! Offer valid April 15, 2016 thru May 15, 2016.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.



  1. Sounds like you really like this book. I would love to check out the book thank you for telling me about it.

  2. I have never read any parenting book before. Although, I love that parents have options. You're right parenting is definitely one tough job so it's good to enlighten yourself sometimes and read books such as this. Thanks for the review, it sounds really helpful.

  3. I love books that are easy reads but filled chock with information. This sounds like one I would love to pick up and read. The more help I can get in the parenting department, the better for me and my kids.

  4. Parenting is so, so hard and I'm always looking for positive "were in this together" type reads.

  5. This could be a great book to keep referencing as your kids grow up. I know I needed advice from time to time!

  6. correct behaviour in lasting ways is a must! and making good memories too! this is a nice book for parents and kids to enjoy

  7. Thanks for recommending this book. It actually sounds like a good book to read.

  8. Parenting is hard and I love to gather all the information and tips I can to help be better at my most important job.

  9. Parenting can definitely be hard. I will have to check out this tips and advice in this book. Thanks.

  10. It's always nice to have a good resource to turn to. Parenting can be tough sometimes.

  11. The struggle of parenting is real but at the same time it's fun and great. Thanks for the tips!

  12. Parenting is such guess work sometimes. Having a nurturing home environment is so important in raising healthy and happy children.

  13. Sounds like a great book, looks like I need this book

  14. It is always nice to have books like this to help us realize that we are not alone in the parenting world.

  15. I think any book that is easy to read is welcome to all, I am not a parent yet but seems like a nice book to read