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.
Great listen. author was easy to listen to. Lots of great information to process. might need to listen to it again to let all the info sink in.
I have no reference for comparison.
There are no characters.
He spoke clearly and concisely.
How detrimental yelling/screaming can be to both sides. Being able to stop, take a deep breath and make your children accountable for their actions.
Overall, the book gives a good idea as to how to approach parenting in a different way. The concept of focusing more on yourself and less on your children is hard to grasp, but does hold merit. Meaning, how can you be the best parent you can when you spend all your time taking care of them and not yourself?
I listened to this book over 4 years ago because my son and I were ALWAYS arguing, and quite frankly I was ready to kick him out before things got too physical. I've always thought of myself as being self disciplined and looked down on others who were not. So, I was floored to learn, from the author, that my son was doing what kids do at that age, that it was me that needed to grow up, and that meant being mature and
I've not come across a book that hit the bulls-eye like this one did for me. And other than the bible, no other book has had a more positive impact on changing my life than scream free Parenting has.
I am responsible to my kids. I am not responsible for my kids.
Your kids deserve for you to read this book.
I came away not understanding what his point was in writing this book. Nothing he said was new to me. It is all very commonsensical. That would be ok if he'd actually finished each chapter with some practical tools for parents. Here's the concept, now here's how to put it into practice with your own children. Lazy! Don't waste your money.
Ive listened to this book twice already. It really changed the way i interact with my children and it produced noticeable differences. I highly recommend it.
If you believe the role of a parent is to be the one who guides your children in life rather than a battle for control - this book is for you. It rings true with my heart - Parenting is a responsibility to equip the next generation not an opportunity to build a personal fan club or relive your own life.
ScreamFree Parenting is about taking care of yourself first (grow yourself up) so that you can be the best possible parent to your child. It inspires me to be the leader, teacher and guide my children need most in life with piratical, matter-of-fact concepts and examples.
With two small children in the house, it's easy to get caught up in every moment of chaos and loose myself. This book calmly reminded me my place and responsibility as the parent and inspired me to control the only thing I really have any control over - myself.
I did not agree with everything but all in all it's been a great help. As a mother of 2 children under 4 I found myself losing my temper all the time. And when I went to bed at night I'd berate myself for the way i had let things get out of hand. Since I've listened to this book I haven found my calm. I have begun( it's not easy for a Mom to do) put myself & my marriage first. And have seen a change begin to happen in my kids. It's not an overnight change but it's working. And I feel like a better Mom.
it isn't anything new necessarily, but I have found that ideas as described and the examples used to illustrate provide a lot of comfort and support for a dad on the "firing line" (scratch that) for a dad with an incredible opportunity to focus on myself!
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