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Bill Pierson

High Tech Redneck

OH, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • 3 reviews
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  • 153 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2014
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  • ScreamFree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Hal Edward Runkel
    • Narrated By Hal Edward Runkel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (666)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (254)

    Parenting is not about kids, it's about parents. If you're not in control, then you cannot be in charge. What every kid really needs are parents who are able to keep their cool no matter what. Easier said than done? Not anymore, thanks to ScreamFree Parenting, the principle-based approach that's inspiring parents everywhere to truly revolutionize their family dynamics.

    Crystal says: "CALLING ALL PARENTS: MUST READ!"
    "Best of three"
    Overall

    I just finished listening to three books on parenting; Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children; Wonderful Ways to Love a Child; and this book, ScreamFree Parenting. Of the three, I found this one to be the best. It was presented in a logical manner, and the author does a good job at providing evidence for his arguments.

    While I would have liked a bit more rigor in his arguments backed by scientific studies, I understand his intent wasn't a scientific article but a book for a more general audience. Still, I enjoyed the fact that he made an attempt at providing more evidence for his thoughts just than gut instinct and common sense, (which was all the other two books offered.)

    I find the topic of parenting to be a difficult one to research as most is opinion. However, this text did a good job at trying to balance thoughts with evidence and the result is a good book on parenting.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Wonderful Ways to Love a Child

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Judy Ford
    • Narrated By Wendy Hall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Wonderful Ways to Love a Child is a delightfully sweet and down-to-earth guide for parents who want to put love into action and give their children the very best start in life. It's a prescription for strengthening the bond between a parent and child, packed with suggestions and reassurance.

    Bill Pierson says: "Not a fan"
    "Not a fan"
    Overall

    I just finished listening to three books on parenting; Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children; Wonderful Ways to Love a Child; and ScreamFree Parenting.

    I did not agree with the author's premise regarding children, which I took to be that they are individuals that can figure out things on their own. Thus the parents' role is to allow them the freedom to explore with minimal oversight.

    However, I may very well be wrong and the author right as to the best way to raise children. However, her arguments are not well founded and appear to boil down to personal experience. While her credentials in child behavior exceed mine, they are still only opinion. What I would have preferred would be to have her arguments based upon peer reviewed research. This would have been a more persuasive approach and perhaps convinced me that her philosophy and approach to parenting is superior to mine. As it stands now, I only find myself at odds with the author and unconvinced to follow her suggestions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Rosemond
    • Narrated By John Rosemond
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Today's parents have been sold a bill of goods on so-called "quality time." They've been led to believe that children require constant attention. Psychologist John Rosemond knows that being a good parent is really about helping children get out of their lives! His easy-to-follow plan will start parents and children on the road to happiness and self-esteem.

    Grace says: "Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children"
    "Mostly agree with author but weak evidence"
    Overall

    I just finished listening to three books on parenting; Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children; Wonderful Ways to Love a Child; and ScreamFree Parenting.

    While I tended to agree with this author's opinions on parenting, I found his arguments to be lacking. Most of his thoughts boiled down to opinion based upon experience. However, this is not valid evidence from a scientific perspective.

    I would have preferred to have more evidence presented in the form of peer reviewed research and not solely trust the author's expertise.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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