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  • Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges
  • By: Patty Wipfler, Tosha Schore
  • Narrated by: Patty Wipfler
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 68
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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    5 out of 5 stars 60

> Listen introduces parents to five simple, practical skills even the most harried parent can use. These tools will help parents strengthen their connection with their child and help build their child's intelligence, cooperation, and ability to learn as they grow. The audiobook delivers detailed information, accompanied by more than 100 real-life stories from parents who've used this approach to address the root causes of their child's difficult behaviors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will change the trajectory of your family

  • By Kate on 08-22-17

Foundational

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Reviewed: 01-21-18

I have read a lot of excellent books on how to better understand emotions and communicate with our children, but in many ways I feel I could have started and ended with this book. The information is foundational and the presentation makes it so simple to understand and digest. Highly recommend.

  • Braving the Wilderness

  • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,049
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    5 out of 5 stars 15,040
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,934

"True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actual Step-By-Step To Authenticity!

  • By Gillian on 09-14-17

Builds nicely on her other work

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Reviewed: 12-08-17

I’m a huge fan of Dr. Brown. I’ve read several of her books and devoured her speeches online. But honestly I was wondering if this book was going to be more of the same information. It felt to me like it came out really quickly after her last publishing. I almost didn’t buy it...I am so glad I did. The information in the book carries some of the deepest wisdom I’ve read, and it’s presented in a way that is so timely and relevant to our world that feels so completely polarized. This book is not a critique of how we behave in the world, but a roadmap of how we can choose to live in a way that is truthful and authentic and at the same time respectful of all people, placing the highest value on connection and relationship. I don’t usually give books as gifts because they are so deeply personal. This year I will be giving this book to multiple people. Highly recommended.

  • Pigs in Heaven

  • A Novel
  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Taking place three years after The Bean Trees, Taylor is now dating a musician named Jax and has officially adopted Turtle. But when a lawyer for the Cherokee Nation begins to investigate the adoption, their new life together begins to crumble. Depicting the clash between fierce family love and tribal law, poverty and means, abandonment and belonging, Pigs in Heaven is a morally wrenching, gently humorous work of fiction that speaks equally to the head and to the heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Metaphors of Life

  • By CAD on 05-07-18

A story I wish would never end

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Reviewed: 03-13-17

I am a huge fan of Barbara Kingsolver's work. As a social worker and a biologist, I find that her descriptions of the natural world inspire a mindful peace and her treatment of individual characters and the broader human condition both challenging and insightful.
I rarely write reviews. After finishing this two part series, I find myself feeling connected to these characters and sincerely wishing to know more about their story. Some of the broader themes explored in the series include immigration, racism and white privilege, Native Americans, Foster care and adoption--topics with which we continue to struggle.
This book is interesting and emotional. I will listen to it again and again.

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  • All Joy and No Fun

  • The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
  • By: Jennifer Senior
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Senior
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657

Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: What are the effects of children on their parents? In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful.

  • By Lauren on 02-18-15

Well researched and great perspective

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Reviewed: 07-07-15

Highly recommend to parents or would-be parents of any age. I can't stop talking about this book!