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  • The Defining Decade

  • Why Your Twenties Matter - and How to Make the Most of Them Now
  • By: Meg Jay
  • Narrated by: Meg Jay
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,617

Our "30-is-the-new-20" culture tells us that the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are an extended adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. But 30 is not the new 20. In this enlightening book, Dr. Meg Jay reveals how many twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation that has trivialized what are actually the most defining years of adulthood.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Frank K on 06-25-17

Good... but missing something!

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-17

This book is just what I needed at this point of my life. It was the push that I was looking for! Also, this book made me realize how much I’ve accomplished on my almost finished twenties. The only thing that I think was missing is that the author doesn’t speak about resiliency and the power of mistakes and adversity. I feel this book is targeted to twenty year olds living in first world countries with comfort. What about the other twenty year olds who are struggling working in jobs they hate because they actually don’t have other option? The author needs to broaden her perspective a little.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Whole-Brain Child

  • 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,667

Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No - it’s just their developing brain calling the shots! In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the best-selling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very helpful listen!

  • By Jeannette on 10-01-12

Magnificent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-17

This book is the bible of brain based research and trauma informed practice to raise children. I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to buy the hard copy.

  • No-Drama Discipline

  • The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699

Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears - without causing a scene. Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It will change the way you parent!

  • By Mark Anderson on 05-15-15

Read the whole brain child instead

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-17

Even though this is an excellent book, the whole brain child is better by far. I felt that some of the ideas where repetitive, and I didn’t find any new information compared to what I read in the Whole Brain Child. Having said that, this book was great too. I enjoyed it a lot and finished it fast.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,654

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

Great read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-17

This book explains in deep detail why and how we have certain habits and what tools we need to change them. I love that the author used plenty of examples (from individuals and organizations) and I appreciated the use of research-based facts. After reading this I feel informed and motivated to start changing various habits in my life :)