" Ths book opened a totally new view and perspective to look at the todays problems parents are facing.
At the same time it is rather scary - for some facts it was hard to accept them. Maybe some facts are overexaggerated. And the scary part is that maybe they are not.
However, this perspective puts some issues and child acts in place. Makes them more understandable.
I do recommend this book. Even if you will not accept all assertion from this book, new way of looking at things will be of great help "
- Gagi, 12/14/2022
" Hold On To Your Kids really put in to perspective what attachment is like for kids as they get older and the importance of the child adult attachment in a child's life. It confirms the positive things I institutionally knew with research. It is an important book for any parent to read. "
- Amanda, 9/24/2019
" Ok so this is not the best written book ever but the ideas in it are essential for any parent wanting to raise their kids in the most conscious way. It explains the whys and how's of all of those niggly gut feelings over the years that told me something was amiss in society in supporting me to parent my son. As Nuefeld says, just because something is normal it doesn't make I natural or right. I am going to buy copies of this book for every friend I know. Please read this book. "
- Jo, 2/20/2014
" This is what I call the Attachment Parenting book for older kids. A must read if you want to stay close to your kids as they get older. "
- Celestia, 2/19/2014
" Absolutely fantastic book, a must-read for parents. "
- Johanna, 1/16/2014
" Not an easy read but so relevant. Breeze the first chapters to get to the chapters of substance. Sure to spark some controversy in every parent and may change your view on parenting. "
- Cyndi, 12/18/2013
" One of my very favorite books for why we parent and educate the way we do. Not full of practical advice, but it does help me keep my eyes on the prize! "
- Sara, 12/13/2013
" As much as I love everything Gabor Mate, I'm finding this book hard to relate to given I don't have kids of my own. I'm still going to finish it as it provides great insight into human developmental psychology, which is what I'm interested in. "
- Mhnd, 11/29/2013
" This book had a lot of good points in helping parents re-frame their relationship with their kids. However, I did not feel the book was balanced in its approach of how parents can treat peer relationships respective to the family. "
- Munira, 11/21/2013
" Fantastic, especially the last 4 chapters. I probably liked it because it reinforced a lot of beliefs I have about raising my children, but from a different perspective. Highly recommend for all parents. "
- Teeni, 11/21/2013
" I picked this up because I heard about the author's concept of counterwill - that innate human tendency to resist when someone tries to control you. But I was turned off by his "kids these days" rhetoric. Didn't make it past the first chapter. "
- reed, 11/1/2013
" I'm giving this book to all my friends parenting kids with me. It is an attachment perspective on western adolescence, and resonates with my feelings about parenting. It is yet another parenting book written by a man who I suspect spends more time being a parenting expert than being with his kids. "
- Sarah, 10/21/2013
" I really dislike this book. I think the problem is that they are super dramatic about how friends are evil for kids...and the writing is bad. So I quit! "
- Eliana, 8/11/2013
" Wish I'd read it before having kids. Beautiful, clear, and such solid ideas. This is one that every parent should have a copy of. "
- Savannacles, 8/10/2013
" Based on attachment theory. I love that this is a parenting "expert" who wishes parents trusted their intuition more and relied less on "experts". "
- MichÃ£el, 7/8/2013
" With so many books on attachment parenting focusing on the early years, I was thrilled to find one that talked about school aged children. Though I thought his views on ADHD and ODD a bit simplistic, this is still a book that will enrich my parenting. "
- Amy, 5/4/2013
" Although I enjoyed this book, it doesn't hold much for the homeschooling family. Most of the topics covered were those that we painstakingly struggled with when deciding to home school. "
- Tina, 9/26/2012