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Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Audiobook

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

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Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham's approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don't need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe - or even punish.

This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions - and get them in check - so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years.

If you're tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right "consequence", look no further. You're about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

©2012 Laura Markham, Ph.D. (P)2013 Tantor

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    K. De Volder 02-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Some things made sense, others didn't"

    I felt like the book was very repetitive. Also, there was some advice that seemed it would definitely have a detrimental effect. For instance she recommends turning it into a game when a kid throws food on the floor. I'm pretty sure they're likely to repeat it if it's fun.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    daniel 06-05-15
    daniel 06-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I'm a father who works construction"

    I don't have a lot of time to read and I never would have thought this sissy Lala kind of stuff would be so important improving my life and my sons life

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 08-21-13
    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 08-21-13 Member Since 2014

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    "The most practical and helpful parenting book."

    This is simply the most practical and helpful parenting book I've listened to so far. P.E.T and How to Talk So Kids Will Listen... are great, but this one is now my favourite by far.

    It had really and truly helped me understand and connect better with my kids and to reduce the level of discord I was unintentionally generating. I am currently listening to it a second time.

    The narration is perfect, and I don't use that term lightly.

    I HIGHLY recommend this audio book.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    JC 12-04-13
    JC 12-04-13
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    "Hands Down, Best Parenting Book I've Ever Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. I've encouraged my wife to start giving it out to friends at baby showers. This book was one of those paradigm shifting "aha" books for me as a father.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought I was a pretty good parent before reading this book, but still had a few questions and knew there were area's I could improve in. My kids are 6, 4, 2, 0... I wish I could have found this book before I started parenting, it has completely changed my outlook on parenting and connecting with my kids.

    I had heard about a "no discipline" approach and thought it absolutely absurd. I'm a fairly strict father and hold my children to extremely high standards. We have timeouts, consequences (that my wife and I make up). I'm converted this is not the way to parent your children and that the strategies presented by Dr. Laura Markham work. I've seen vast improvement in my children's behavior.

    I was brought up in a strict home and was consequently taught to be a strict parent. I think most parents are that way. But there is a better and easier way to teach our children to become happy, healthy, and responsible adults. It's all about connection, and I didn't realize the how much I was hurting the connection I had with my kids.

    READ THIS BOOK!

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly L. Ayers 05-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "So helpful!"

    Was abused as a child and this book helped me to break the cycle, need I say more :p

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    azmom 01-09-15
    azmom 01-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Game Changing Approach to Parenting"

    This book completely changed the way I see and interact with my kids. I was getting nowhere with discipline and rewards. Not only do I now understand why this doesn't work, I have the incentive to try an empathic approach. I have seen a huge difference in my ability to de-escalate tantrums, foster cooperation, and create the foundation for happy/secure kid already...just in the first week of implementing these techniques. Plus I feel so much better about myself as a competent parent when I really put everything aside to fully connect/engage with my kids. I know it works because my kids are visibly flourishing, and it feels so much better in my gut to parent this way. It's what I would have been doing all along if I'd only known how!

    Should be required reading. I think I'll start gifting this at baby showers from now on!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Filazafer Indianapolis, IN 06-06-15
    Filazafer Indianapolis, IN 06-06-15

    I am a social worker and I buy books that will help me help others.

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    "An excellent book on parenting."

    There are several books on this topic and I'm not sure if this is the best, but it's the best one I've found so far. I am a social worker and part of my job is helping parents with their discipline methods. This book explains the topic clearly and the narration is excellent. The message is to change your own behavior to teach your child to behave. I completely agree with the author that the parent's emotional intelligence is extremely important. If you want to predict what kind of adult your child will be you only need to look inside yourself. He/She will most likely have all of your strengths and weaknesses. If you are prone to adult temper tantrums, then your child will copy you. If you are in control of your emotions and remain calm, your child will begin to copy that as well. It won't happen overnight mainly because the parent is going to mess it up and won't be able to maintain calm. The child will increase their testing behavior when the old methods stop working, but if the parent can truly change then the child will follow.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    K. Eickhoff Nashville, TN 05-02-16
    K. Eickhoff Nashville, TN 05-02-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Condescending ..."

    Extremely condescending in nature and narration. Unless you enjoy being spoken down to, save your money and your time. 'Discipline' is a no-go in this book, making this book a complete no-go for me. As a parent of 4 young children, I'm interested in love and logic techniques to raise responsible adults..not hearing someone speak down to me while using every scientific term and vocabulary word she has learned throughout her education.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff 02-06-15
    Jeff 02-06-15
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    "Good info and a reminder of what really matters"

    Very informative and serves as a good reminder to all about what's really important when it comes to our children.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    C. Denton 09-21-16
    C. Denton 09-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Audio"

    I listened to the audiobook, the information is vey good & I can apply the info to my 12 yr old daughter too.
    I feel I'm missing out of some reference pages - which you refer to though.
    I believe every new parent would benefit from reading this book. Is there a book geared toward adolescents? That would be helpful. Thank you.

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