ScreamFree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool Audiobook | Hal Edward Runkel | Audible.com
We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
ScreamFree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool | [Hal Edward Runkel]

ScreamFree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool

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.
Regular Price:$19.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

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. Moving beyond the child-centered, technique-based approaches that ultimately fail, the ScreamFree way compels you to focus on yourself,calm yourself down, and grow yourself up.

For those of you listening who are parents, know parents, or have had parents, the notion that the greatest thing you can do for your children is to learn to focus on yourself may sound strange, even heretical. It's not. Here's why: we are the only ones we can control. This practical, effective guide for parents of all ages with kids of all ages introduces proven principles for overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of connection and cooperation. Told in an engaging, conversational tone, this audiobook is sensible, straightforward, and based on the experiences of hundreds of actual families. It will help all parents become calming authorities in their homes, bring peace to their families today, and give kids what they need to grow into caring, self-directed adults tomorrow.

©2007 ScreamFree Omnimedia, LLC; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

More from the same

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (631 )
5 star
 (268)
4 star
 (217)
3 star
 (102)
2 star
 (29)
1 star
 (15)
Overall
4.1 (224 )
5 star
 (97)
4 star
 (75)
3 star
 (37)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (7)
Story
4.2 (231 )
5 star
 (110)
4 star
 (75)
3 star
 (32)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    S. Glen Allen, VA, United States 01-30-11
    S. Glen Allen, VA, United States 01-30-11 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Good info after scream-free is drilled into you"

    I didn't particularly like Chapters 2-7. I need to be told only so many times that not screaming at my kids and focusing instead on myself is what I need to do. I did, however, get a lot out of the remaining chapters in the book, such as allowing natural consequences to be the child's punishment for poor choices (the Love & Logic concept), allowing children to have their space, keeping promises, and taking care of yourself first so you can bring your best self to your relationships. I agree that he didn't lay out step by step what actions to take to put the principles into practice, but I personally didn't find that necessary. Definitely a worthwhile listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Eugene PretoriaSouth Africa 12-03-07
    Eugene PretoriaSouth Africa 12-03-07
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Rewarding Indeed"

    Surprisingly it's NOT just about your children but about you ! I have just finished the book and can already see the results from putting some of the suggestions into practise. I have found reward in NOT following the aggressive approach my farther adopted on me as child. Thank you, this is priceless.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Trace Steffen Cedar Falls, Ia 10-15-08
    Trace Steffen Cedar Falls, Ia 10-15-08 Member Since 2007

    Trace

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Very Good Book, Based on Timeless Principles"

    I have a background in education, and have also spent time reading and researching a number or parenting philosophies. The truth is, most of the successful and lasting parenting books teach many of the same principles. Scream Free Parenting keeps with many of the most best practices and drives home what I've said for years. It's about the parent, and how we must deal with ourselves. The presentation is good, easy to hear. Along with Covey, Leman, and the Love & Logic programs, this should be at the top any parents reading list.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Scott Milford, MI, United States 03-27-08
    Scott Milford, MI, United States 03-27-08 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Good Reminder"

    I think a lot of self help books are reminders of things we may already know inheritantly. This is no exception. It gently reminds us of the ways we can better deal with our children and provides good insights into why this works. I will continue to listen to it until I can make all the author's suggestions habits because I can already see improvements.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michele Bardsley GARLAND, TX, United States 05-29-12
    Michele Bardsley GARLAND, TX, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2010

    I love books. And chocolate.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Calmed Me Down!"
    What did you love best about ScreamFree Parenting?

    The message is simple, but powerful. And truly effective when engaging your children by being "calm and connected." There are many valuable takeaways from this audiobook. I have so far listened to it twice, and I have changed my interactions with my kids. I recommend this book for any parent searching for ways to decrease drama and increase peace.


    Which character – as performed by Hal Edward Runkel – was your favorite?

    I liked how personable he sounded as he read his work. It was like listening to a friend talk and offer very valuable advice.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Patterns are just patterns ... and you can change the pattern. If you change it, then everyone else engaged in the pattern will have change, too.


    Any additional comments?

    Staying calm and focusing on myself has changed how I parent and has also given me a new overall perspective.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lee Keperra, QLD, Australia 12-01-08
    Lee Keperra, QLD, Australia 12-01-08 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    276
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Worth reading"

    This is the first parenting book I've ever read, I thought it was well written, amusing and included some sensible tips.

    This book won't change your world, however if you occasionally need reminding of some common sense tips it is worth listening to; as in the everyday struggle to do a good job we can sometimes forget some fairly basic things.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Fabiola Itu Sao PauloBrazil 07-10-08
    Fabiola Itu Sao PauloBrazil 07-10-08
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Very good and simple."

    Good insights, funny and sensible stories. No promises, just plain reality. Shows a clear path to be a better parent.
    And his voice is wonderful.
    I recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer L. Blackmer Utica, NY 04-03-14
    Jennifer L. Blackmer Utica, NY 04-03-14

    Jenn Blackmer

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Informative and powerful book, great narrator."
    Where does ScreamFree Parenting rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this to any parent who is currently struggling with being the parent they want they could be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Neil LEXINGTON, KY, United States 12-14-13
    Neil LEXINGTON, KY, United States 12-14-13 Member Since 2013

    very short atte..

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "either you need to hear this or..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of ScreamFree Parenting to be better than the print version?

    Yes, if you need help with parenting get it fast.


    What other book might you compare ScreamFree Parenting to and why?

    I don't know, I am not a big consumer of self help books.


    Have you listened to any of Hal Edward Runkel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tyrone Kalgoorlie, Australia 06-19-13
    Tyrone Kalgoorlie, Australia 06-19-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent training for parents to become better."
    Where does ScreamFree Parenting rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very Highly as a teaching aid for Parents


    What other book might you compare ScreamFree Parenting to and why?

    None, it stands out as a revolutionary way to think about how to become a better parent and person.


    Have you listened to any of Hal Edward Runkel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, Screamfree Marriage. Great also.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    growing better people


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 11-20 of 58 results PREVIOUS1236NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.