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.
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Yes, if you need help with parenting get it fast.
I don't know, I am not a big consumer of self help books.
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.
Very Highly as a teaching aid for Parents
None, it stands out as a revolutionary way to think about how to become a better parent and person.
Yes, Screamfree Marriage. Great also.
growing better people
There's too many moments where I felt he was talking about me. The examples are very good and real life based.
The voice is perfect, clear and tones are all right to get you involved and not lose attention.
If I could, yes.
I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.
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.
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.
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.
Totally, I don't read and having an Audio book is the best way I get access to such ideas
Don't react emotionally
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
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.
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...
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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