I just finished the"Screamfree Parenting and I want to recommend it to all parents. It kind of reminded me of a “Solo Partner” for parents where it teaches you to not focus so much on your children and instead on yourself and your actions. I picked this up when I found myself resorting back to yelling if the kids were listening or were just being plain rotten. I had kicked the habit of doing that, and I didn’t want to pick it up again. Checking out my Amazon recommendations, I decided to buy this book via Audible.
The author had a great speaking voice that made me focus on what he was saying. He discusses consistency, labels, and non-reaction when dealing with children. For the past week, since I started reading the book, I have been doing this with my children and it has worked wonders. They are listening now, I am more consistent, and the level of noise in the house has quickly diminished.
One thing that I liked is that he didn’t pretend that one method of disciplining is better than the other. For instance, many parents are divided on the subject of spanking. The author just said that if are not going to follow through with the spankings, then don’t do it and ask yourself why you believe you have to. If you can spank, then do it.
I can’t be much help on his writing style or book format because I did this via Audible, but from his reading, I can tell that it was well written.
Definitely a must-have in a parents’ collection of parenting books. If you are unable to read the print version, I recommend the Ebook.
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