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Simple strategies for bringing out the best in boys.

In Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys, parenting expert Noel Janis-Norton explains simple strategies for the unique challenges of raising motivated, cooperative and confident boys. Using the foolproof techniques Noel has developed over many years of working with families, parents can get back in charge. Living with boys can become calmer, easier and happier.

This useful and highly readable book tackles:

  • Self-reliance and common sense
  • Concentration and impulse control
  • Defiance, disrespect or aggression
  • Social skills and peer relationships
  • Dependency on electronics
  • Homework and academic success
  • Empathy and consideration for others
  • Helping around the home

Full of practical suggestions and techniques that work, Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys will help you to transform your relationship with your sons.

For parents of boys aged 3-13.

©2015 Noël Janis-Norton (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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it works it helped us a lot

so clear and easy to understand
I really like the real questions and answers section in every chapter that helped me a lot to get an answer for the questions that I have on my mind.
every chapter has a problem and solution sample so you can see what you can do in your real life.
I strongly recommend the book.

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A must read for boy moms!

I started using the strategies right away and have seen immediate results in my 3.5 year old son and in myself. Expect a little push back from your kids, but stick with it. Highly recommended.

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It Works!

To be honest, I was skeptical. I thought, she obviously didn't have a stubborn boy like me. I then tried some of the techniques and they worked instantly. It was like flipping a switch in my son. Finally I felt in control of his behavior. My husband also listened and we worked the methods jointly.

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I loved this book!

I really liked this book because it gave me some great strategies to use with my 4yr old son. I truly felt like we could relate to the examples given and therefore it helped to give me some answers. I would definitely listen to this book again as my boys get older and start school. Highly Recommended.

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sweet

good points, helpful and insightful. will try suggestions .... very informative .., will read or listen again

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I have 4 savage boys!

This is amazing! Like mind blowing. Why didn’t I think of these things!? It’s so simple and effective. Thank you for sharing your many years of wisdom with us boy moms! I will tell all my friends, spread the word about this book 🤍

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Perfect for getting the job of parenting done

Perfect strategies for getting the job of parenting done . Like a manual for raising well adjusted and resilient boys.

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good info but slow and boringggg

Good information but I had to stop two different times and listen to other books before I could complete this one because it was so slow and painful to listen to. The information is worth hearing though.

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  • 02-27-20

Absolutely hated this book

Tried again and again to come back to it only to find the same: annoying narrators voice, which sounded more like judgement or talking to a psychologist (not a good kind) and lots and lots and lots of generalisation of the writer telling me what my life is and isnt and what my son will and wont do or say. Book came across as overconfident and annoying. after a couple of hours had to stop!

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  • J
  • 09-29-19

Excellent

Excellent resource for parents of boys. I have 4, so have no time to consider how I can implement vague theories into practice. This is wholly practical & easy to implement from the word go, & I like how it encourages us not to be afraid to hold ourselves to a higher standard in today’s quick fix society.
I am going to buy the paper copy to have as a resource.

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  • Adam
  • 12-21-18

Extremely useful

Very well written (spoken) book on raising boys that I found very useful when applied to my 12 year old. A good buy

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  • Kathleen
  • 01-11-17

Essential reading for parents of boys

Noel has given us so many strategies that work so that we can enjoy our boys vs telling them off

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  • FEAA
  • 11-04-16

Excellent

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I have read all the boy parenting books and this one is excellent from a parent and teacher viewpoint.

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  • 01-16-21

Thorough and helpful

I’ve started implementing some strategies, I like that the key strategies are only five and simple yet Noël has explained in detail many different scenarios for thought. I’ve read four other parenting books, this tops them. Will read the others by Noel.

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