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ScreamFree Parenting Audiobook

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.
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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.

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    Neil LEXINGTON, KY, United States 12-14-13
    Neil LEXINGTON, KY, United States 12-14-13

    very short atte..

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    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.

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    Tyrone Kalgoorlie, Australia 06-19-13
    Tyrone Kalgoorlie, Australia 06-19-13
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    "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


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    A. Pardo 03-22-13
    A. Pardo 03-22-13
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    "Great for calmer and more understanding parenting"
    Where does ScreamFree Parenting rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5


    What was one of the most memorable moments of ScreamFree Parenting?

    There's too many moments where I felt he was talking about me. The examples are very good and real life based.


    What about Hal Edward Runkel’s performance did you like?

    The voice is perfect, clear and tones are all right to get you involved and not lose attention.


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

    If I could, yes.


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    Julio ORLANDO, FL, United States 01-19-13
    Julio ORLANDO, FL, United States 01-19-13 Member Since 2011

    I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.

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    "Some Valuable Advices"

    The book teaches how to calm ourselves, as parents. That the screaming is just our anxious reactivity. That our emotional responses are up to us.
    Also, it says to give room to our children. Create room for them. Respect them.
    Never label them.
    That parenting is a growth process...
    That promises should be unbreakable...
    That we have to love ourselves first, for their benefit- take care of ourselves for they don't have to provide it for us.

    Good book. Good advices.

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    Carol Wright Chicago, IL United States 11-29-12
    Carol Wright Chicago, IL United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Good intel for parents wanting to keep their cool"
    If you could sum up ScreamFree Parenting in three words, what would they be?

    Scream free is something most if not all parents wish to achieve... however accomplishing that is another story altogether. The information in this book is helpful and like most books of this nature it requires diligence to follow their with the application steps given. Like my mom always said..."it's easy to raise bad children... raising good ones takes a lot of hard work", sage advice - like this book.


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    S. Olomi 10-27-12
    S. Olomi 10-27-12
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    "Sets great foundation but leaves you wanting"
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    Mr. Runkel sets a great foundation for scream free parenting by telling you what you need to do and gives some examples, but it lacks in specific directions on how to get there. To achieve the goals set in this book, you need to supplement the information by finding and reading other parenting books that go into more detail on the things Mr. Runkel touches on. For example, as a divorced father of two girls (9 and 11), I struggle with the concept of actions and consequences. It's not that i give in easily into their pleading of "oh daddy, please give me one more chance" -- i do not; however, I don't always know what the "natural" consequences are, so I end up tieing arbitrary ones to their actions. Mr. Runkel makes references to other books as source of examples, but I was hoping that he would make specific recommendations for such areas where he doesn't go into too much detail. Having said that, I do recommend this book, as it did leave me feeling like I was well on my way to better parent.

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    Hamada Auckland, New Zealand 10-06-12
    Hamada Auckland, New Zealand 10-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    Would you consider the audio edition of ScreamFree Parenting to be better than the print version?

    Totally, I don't read and having an Audio book is the best way I get access to such ideas


    What did you learn from ScreamFree Parenting that you would use in your daily life?

    Don't react emotionally


    Any additional comments?

    the book is great though some of the ideas seemed simplistic to me but I believe they are very valuable for many parents around me and I hope all parents learn to control their emotion reactivity and take matters in their own hands as they go about their life as parents

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    Larry United States 10-01-12
    Larry United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    An excellent book, a real eye-opener for me. It really made me realize that my screaming form of discipline has been ineffective with my kids. As a result of this book, I have really changed my approach. I've been through several child rearing books and this is one of the best. The only book I have found so far that tops this is Parent Effectiveness Training which gets into more specifics about what to say and not to say.

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    Keith E Wareham, MA, United States 09-03-12
    Keith E Wareham, MA, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Thank You Mr. Runkel.Thank you"
    What made the experience of listening to ScreamFree Parenting the most enjoyable?

    Yes you can learn how to be a better parent "thank god". I purchased the book open to hear some advice to help me out in the parenting world and it delivered... If your like me an it takes you several listening sessions to complete these books,good. Every time you shut it off you have new tools in your mommy an daddy toolbox to make this wonderful experience even better for both sides...



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    Jennifer RICHMOND, TX, United States 08-14-12
    Jennifer RICHMOND, TX, United States 08-14-12
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    "Glad I chose this book!"

    I am truly enjoying this audio book. It has very insightful information about parenting - the best way to handle difficult situations with children is by 1st controlling your emotional reactivity and remaining calm. I love this basic principle and the parenting vignettes with tips have been very useful. I am glad I chose this parenting book over others to listen to since it can be applied to children of all ages and stages. I highly recommend it!!!

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