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  • The Self-Driven Child

  • The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
  • By: Ned Johnson, William Stixrud PhD
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

Many of us know we're putting too much pressure on our kids - and on ourselves - but how do we get off this crazy train? We want our children to succeed, to be their best, and to do their best, but what if they are not on board? A few years ago, Ned Johnson and Bill Stixrud started noticing the same problem from different angles: even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking any real motivation. Many complained that they had no real control over their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical, wise, and well researched

  • By Andrew on 07-12-18

Great book

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Reviewed: 02-10-19

This book is good fro all children, it is especially good for children with pathological demand avoidance, since they need autonomy. The only thing that was a little bit contradictory was Chapter 17 with the screen time. Everything else was great.

  • Self-Reg

  • How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life
  • By: Dr. Stuart Shanker
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Self-Reg is a groundbreaking book that presents an entirely new understanding of your child's emotions and behavior and serves as a practical guide for parents to help their kids engage calmly and successfully in learning and life. Rooted in decades of clinical practice and research by leading child psychologist Dr. Stuart Shanker, Self-Reg realigns the power of the parent-child relationship for positive change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal

  • By W. White on 09-28-16

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 01-25-19

This will help me so much in so many ways! Best book ever! I can't wait to tell others!

  • Passion-Driven Education: How to Use Your Child's Interests to Ignite a Lifelong Love of Learning

  • By: Connor Boyack
  • Narrated by: Connor Boyack
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 76
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Do you need parenting advice on how to inspire your child to love learning? Whether you homeschool, or send your kids to public or private school, this is essential listening for your situation. Why? Because schooling has become a disaster. Your child's interests and uniqueness are disregarded, and structured curriculum and standards like Common Core place them on a conveyor belt that treats all children the same. This system crushes a child's curiosity. Your child deserves better!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It makes me cry

  • By Becky on 12-15-17

heplful

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Reviewed: 12-04-18

great book! I will listen to it again and follow it. So good for my child!

  • Lost at School

  • Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them
  • By: Ross W. Greene PhD
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

School discipline is broken. Too often, the kids who need our help the most are viewed as disrespectful, out of control, and beyond help, and are often the recipients of our most ineffective, most punitive interventions. These students - and their parents, teachers, and administrators - are frustrated and desperate for answers. Dr. Ross W. Greene, author of the acclaimed book The Explosive Child, offers educators and parents a different framework for understanding challenging behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly Transformational

  • By DoniLynn on 09-01-16

Great Book

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Reviewed: 11-28-18

This was a very long example of how to use CPS. It was worth listening for me.

  • The Explosive Child

  • A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
  • By: Dr. Ross W. Greene
  • Narrated by: Dr. Ross W. Greene
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 873

Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren't attentionseeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren't passive, permissive disciplinarians. Rather, explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short but effective

  • By D. Mcmillan on 01-12-15

Great Book!

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Reviewed: 11-05-18

Everyone should listen to this book! I love this! Kids do well if they can.

  • Free to Learn

  • By: Peter Gray
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that our children, if free to pursue their own interests through play, will not only learn all they need to know but will do so with energy and passion. Children come into this world burning to learn, equipped with the curiosity, playfulness, and sociability to direct their own education. Yet we have squelched such instincts in a school model originally developed to indoctrinate, not to promote intellectual growth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tremendous

  • By Alan Timothy Lester on 09-18-18

This is a great book!

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Reviewed: 09-12-18

Great book!
A lot of information including the history of schools!
Explains the natural ways kids learn. I am so grateful for unschool. All children deserve to be happy with no anxiety.

Kids are being medicated with a sedative just to be able to go to school (this isn't in the book)! This is unacceptable. Some children have Pathological Demand Avoidance and unschool is the way they thrive. There are many other children that could thrive from this as well! It promotes free thinking. We need more free thinkers for outside the box thinking. The medical field in particular REALLY needs this!

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  • Spanish Level 1 Lessons 6-10

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 849

Spanish Level 1 Lessons 6-10 builds on material taught in prior lessons. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still the best I've found!

  • By Robin on 11-13-11
  • Spanish Level 1 Lessons 6-10
  • Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur

Great

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Reviewed: 05-21-18

I have to repeat the units to increase my speed, however it is working! I am thrilled!

  • Keto Clarity

  • Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet
  • By: Eric C. Westman MD, Jimmy Moore
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,483

Leading health blogger Jimmy Moore and researcher and internist Dr. Eric C. Westman join forces again to explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet—one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats—which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving a wide range of diseases, from Type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer's and more. Simply eating a low-carb diet alone isn't enough, and Moore and Westman tell you why. Have you looked at a low-carb diet simply as a means to lose weight? What if you learned that combining a low-carb nutritional approach with a high fat intake produces a powerful therapeutic effect on a wide variety of health conditions that most people think requires medication to control? That’s what Keto Clarity is all about. Jimmy Moore, a leading low-carb diet blogger and podcaster, has reunited with his Cholesterol Clarity co-author Dr. Eric C. Westman, a practicing internist and low-carb diet researcher, to bring you the crystal-clear information you need to understand what a ketogenic diet is and why it may be the missing element in your pursuit of optimal health. This book includes exclusive interviews from twenty of the world's foremost authorities from various fields bringing their depth of expertise and experience using this nutritional approach. Moore and Westman explain why ketosis is normal and how this nutritional approach is being used therapeutically by many medical professionals. You will find a step-by-step guide to help you produce more ketones and track your progress, real life success stories, and more. The solid evidence for nutritional ketosis in dealing with many of the chronic health problems of our day is presented, including but not limited to: epilepsy, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good source of info on Low Carb, High Fat living

  • By Susan on 12-13-14

good information

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Reviewed: 05-19-18

I didn't mind the chimes at all.....and I am easily annoyed. It was very informative.

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  • Spanish Level 1 Lessons 1-5

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,320
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Helpful

  • By Ali on 04-27-16
  • Spanish Level 1 Lessons 1-5
  • Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur

so far, this is great!

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Reviewed: 04-15-18

I listen to chapters twice, so I make sure I get it! Is working so far! I am very excited!

  • The Essential Handbook to Lectin

  • The Protein Causing Inflammation, Digestive Issues, and Weight Gain
  • By: Evelyn Carmichael
  • Narrated by: Sangita Chauhan
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    3 out of 5 stars 26
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

Many people eat a gluten-free diet, but they may not be aware that the real culprit that's responsible for their ill health is in fact a protein known as "lectin". This little-known intolerance can cause a wide range of nasty symptoms, from leaky gut to autoimmune disorders. The good news is that you can help to eliminate those symptoms if you make a few changes to the way that you eat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • cuts to the chase

  • By janicen on 11-02-17

ok

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Reviewed: 02-10-18

Its enough information to get started. Its worth a listen. I will research some more on this subject.

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