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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OK if you have a difficult kid of any age, a drama king or queen adolescent that is just slightly or totally out of control then this IS the book you need!!! It teaches some new concepts I will not lie but you will be surprised at just how well they work. On my honor if you use what is in this book you can and will become a stress free, scream free, totally relaxed and cooooooool parent!!!!! This makes parenting oh so easy and fun too!
I have to love these experts who have never turned out a product. His kids are little and could just as well be headed for rehab like other parenting experts. Yes you may control them when they are little but they are smart little critters and the techniques taught here seem to just teach kids how to manipulate adults a bit more.
Of course we need to be in control when we deal with our kids but frankly this is life and I might be the only imperfect parent left.
Maybe kids need to know they can make us loose it now and then and the results aren't pretty.
I am a college teacher and understand that this type of "let them have their space" parenting is raising kids who think everything is negotiable ("Milleneals Rising" Neil Howe, 2000).
Some of you psych majors better start looking at what made the Greatest Generation and teach us how to put some of that into our kids.
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This was a very good book with lots of useful tips and advice. I just can't wait to put some of those tips into practice!
The author acts like not screaming at your kids is some kind of revelation. Just because he wants to scream at his kids doesn't mean the listener does. He just repeats his point over and over again. I only got half way through it. Annoying. I want my money back.
Listened then told my wife it was helpful and that she should listen. Good practical advice that is more for the parent than how to handle your children.
Do not waste your time listening to this book. This book offers no TOOLS for parents who would like ways to implement techniques on a daily basis. This offers a lot of theories, and nice sounding "stay patient, let your child work it out for themselves" stuff, again, great in theory, but how to you put your theories to work?
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