I came away not understanding what his point was in writing this book. Nothing he said was new to me. It is all very commonsensical. That would be ok if he'd actually finished each chapter with some practical tools for parents. Here's the concept, now here's how to put it into practice with your own children. Lazy! Don't waste your money.
Ive listened to this book twice already. It really changed the way i interact with my children and it produced noticeable differences. I highly recommend it.
If you believe the role of a parent is to be the one who guides your children in life rather than a battle for control - this book is for you. It rings true with my heart - Parenting is a responsibility to equip the next generation not an opportunity to build a personal fan club or relive your own life.
ScreamFree Parenting is about taking care of yourself first (grow yourself up) so that you can be the best possible parent to your child. It inspires me to be the leader, teacher and guide my children need most in life with piratical, matter-of-fact concepts and examples.
With two small children in the house, it's easy to get caught up in every moment of chaos and loose myself. This book calmly reminded me my place and responsibility as the parent and inspired me to control the only thing I really have any control over - myself.
I did not agree with everything but all in all it's been a great help. As a mother of 2 children under 4 I found myself losing my temper all the time. And when I went to bed at night I'd berate myself for the way i had let things get out of hand. Since I've listened to this book I haven found my calm. I have begun( it's not easy for a Mom to do) put myself & my marriage first. And have seen a change begin to happen in my kids. It's not an overnight change but it's working. And I feel like a better Mom.
it isn't anything new necessarily, but I have found that ideas as described and the examples used to illustrate provide a lot of comfort and support for a dad on the "firing line" (scratch that) for a dad with an incredible opportunity to focus on myself!
What a great approach to new age parenting! Will make you see all kinds of situations with your kids in a new clear way. A must read for parents that have had enough of their screaming falling on deaf ears (or causing deaf ears!).
I love the tools given to parents in this book. I am a family therapist and have already recomended this to clients. I have also used this with my own family and seen positive results.
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This was a very good book with lots of useful tips and advice. I just can't wait to put some of those tips into practice!