emmy - 4 months ago
The idea of the book is nice, but execution didn’t sit right with me. It felt more like a “book of lack of boundaries” and being an overly-empathetic pushover than true kindness. The “kisses for loved ones everyday” felt really off, maybe I’m looking too far into it but I never want my child to feel obligated to show that kind of affection unless they want to. Also “making time for everyone”, “be everyone’s friend”… I know the intentions were good, but doesn’t hit the mark. Reminds me of something I read recently about immature empathy, not true kindness. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great book concept but just wanted to warn other parents who are committed to respecting their child’s boundaries that this book may not be fit for them.