I am a plastic surgeon by profession A father by heart A trader by choice A teacher by passion A child by curiosity
full of practical comments , you need to listen to it a few times to pick all the nuggets of advice specially if you are like me listening while your stuck in a traffic jam :)
This was my first audiobook and it was great the narrator had a great voice that was easy to listen to. I just started another audio book and it's not as easy to listen to. This audiobook was great, it was informative, helpful, in parts had humor and some sad stories.
I cried a few times listening to this book because it has been so hard lately and I feel that it has given me tools that I did not have before and advice I had not heard before. It was not a repeat of the same old suggestions I always here when seeking help to deal with my problems.
I would recommend this to any parent who is currently struggling with being the parent they want they could be.
very short atte..
Yes, if you need help with parenting get it fast.
I don't know, I am not a big consumer of self help books.
As my son gets older, the challenges of his life become more complex, starting with gas and proceeding to, most recently, organization and grades. As the complexity of his problems increases, so does the anxiety of parenting. Runkel's book will not shock or amaze good parents, only point out what is really happening when we use volume as a motivational tool. If you ever raise your voice to your children, get it.
Very Highly as a teaching aid for Parents
None, it stands out as a revolutionary way to think about how to become a better parent and person.
Yes, Screamfree Marriage. Great also.
growing better people
There's too many moments where I felt he was talking about me. The examples are very good and real life based.
The voice is perfect, clear and tones are all right to get you involved and not lose attention.
If I could, yes.
I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.
The book teaches how to calm ourselves, as parents. That the screaming is just our anxious reactivity. That our emotional responses are up to us.
Also, it says to give room to our children. Create room for them. Respect them.
Never label them.
That parenting is a growth process...
That promises should be unbreakable...
That we have to love ourselves first, for their benefit- take care of ourselves for they don't have to provide it for us.
Good book. Good advices.
Scream free is something most if not all parents wish to achieve... however accomplishing that is another story altogether. The information in this book is helpful and like most books of this nature it requires diligence to follow their with the application steps given. Like my mom always said..."it's easy to raise bad children... raising good ones takes a lot of hard work", sage advice - like this book.
Mr. Runkel sets a great foundation for scream free parenting by telling you what you need to do and gives some examples, but it lacks in specific directions on how to get there. To achieve the goals set in this book, you need to supplement the information by finding and reading other parenting books that go into more detail on the things Mr. Runkel touches on. For example, as a divorced father of two girls (9 and 11), I struggle with the concept of actions and consequences. It's not that i give in easily into their pleading of "oh daddy, please give me one more chance" -- i do not; however, I don't always know what the "natural" consequences are, so I end up tieing arbitrary ones to their actions. Mr. Runkel makes references to other books as source of examples, but I was hoping that he would make specific recommendations for such areas where he doesn't go into too much detail. Having said that, I do recommend this book, as it did leave me feeling like I was well on my way to better parent.
Totally, I don't read and having an Audio book is the best way I get access to such ideas
Don't react emotionally
the book is great though some of the ideas seemed simplistic to me but I believe they are very valuable for many parents around me and I hope all parents learn to control their emotion reactivity and take matters in their own hands as they go about their life as parents