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Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges
Narrated by: Patty Wipfler
Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
5 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Five surprising things parents will learn:

  • You don't have to reward or punish willful children to get them to cooperate
  • Aggressive kids are frightened kids, and there are simple tools to ease their fear so they don't need to lash out
  • Your willingness to just listen to crying or tantrums, often is enough to heal a child's fears and hurts
  • Safe play during which your kid becomes the boss, can reveal his hidden feelings - and heal them too
  • Parents who regularly listen to one another's struggles, without judging or advising, often clear so much toxic emotion that their children benefit greatly

©2016 Hand in Hand Parenting, Patty Wipfler and Tosha Schore (P)2017 Hand in Hand Parenting

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The very best information on how to connect deeply and raise emotionally healthy children

There is nothing like Hand In Hand Parenting. Patty, the founder and also the reader of thisAudiobook is a wealth of simple yet profoundly powerful information on how to deal with a wide range of circumstances that most families encounter at one time or another. It’s a very human approach. It’s respectful, it’s realistic, it’s down to earth, it’s something you can start right away but also build on and deepen for a lifetime. I can’t recommend this book in this philosophy highly enough!

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no better parenting guidance anywhere

I have included Patty Wipfler's guidance (long before this book form) in the postpartum care for every single one of my 470 OB patients. It is THAT right-on, smart, clear, and kind. Here is some of what they have said to me: "I feel like she really loves parents!" "It is so good to hear, when times are hard and I feel discouraged and so unsupported (especially at my job), that this is really important work and I'm doing the best I can." "Over and over she says 'parents love their children so much and want the world for them.' Sometimes I can hear her words in my head and I nearly cry, because it is so true, even when it doesn't look like it." Our OB/Family Practice profession has done a poor job of caring for our patients in the postpartum weeks and months. Patty's work and words help us close that gap.

My one criticism, this audio tape is LONG. t's been hard for me to pick out bite-size pieces to share with overwhelmed parents. I read a few pages from her book and record it on CD's for them. But Patty's voice on this audiobook is really good medicine. Wish it could be more overwhelmed-parent-accessible.



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If Yoda and Mrs. Butterworth had a baby it would be Patty Wipfler

I can’t tell you how incredible this book is. Really. You just have to read it yourself, or better yet, have Patty read it to you.

You know how we all say this thing about our parents, “I mean, I know they loved me, I just wish they could have _______.” This book is the bridge to us being able to show up for our kids in the ways our parents weren’t able to show up for us. Patty’s soft soothing voice seems to seep in and replace all the old harsh shameful words I was fed as a child and now regurgitate on my children.
I love the mix of science, theory and practical tools. I’m a researcher at heart and have been studying early childhood development and parenting since my son popped out. This is the first parenting approach that I have found that combines all the values of parenting plus tools that really work. It has totally transformed my family. Even my husband is a huge fan.

I can’t recommend highly enough.

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Best book for parenting

Totally amazed about this one, never thought it could give us as parents this amount of ideas, many of them really working right now with our children, in order to make us feel more connected and happy. Totally recommended! #parenting #handinhand #listentools #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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Great advice about children of all ages

Vital Adul conversation and Information about child development; well written and well performed. On par with Alice Miller's books, except more instructive.

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Thankyou! Certainly worth a second listen.

thank you for such practical wisdom. I will definitely be listening to this one again.

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Game changer

This book is incredible! I’ve read dozens of books on parenting and Listen blows them all out of the water! I have 4 boys and our home is more peaceful, more joyful and more connected because of simply changing my perspective and listening better! I recommend it for everyone- parents or not!

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Very helpful tools

Loved this book. Its inspiring and practical. Ive been implementing the tools and have been seeing great results and have been much more comfortable and complete and enjoy my role as mom to my three children.

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Foundational

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.

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This is a must read for parenting support!

All the tools you need to foster positive relationships and bring peace to your home!

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  • Zemfira Hanbury
  • 04-16-19

Every parent MUST read book!Healing voice of Patty

I love Patty and her narration. I found the listening to Patty's voice in itself was healing for me. It helped me to Release frozen fears from the past.

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  • Bashy
  • 03-27-19

Lots of great advice but listening not easily applicable

Lots of great advice and stories to relate to but the overarching theme of having a listening partner is where this seems to fall down for me. It may be US thinks but in the UK and as a Male in the Uk not sure how this is supposed to pan out.

Still worth a ...listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-23-19

Loved it

Thank you so much for writing this book. I will be listening to it all again soon. So many amazing insights and I just love all the anecdotes.

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  • Steph
  • 08-26-17

Tools to create an amazing connection with kids

Would you consider the audio edition of Listen to be better than the print version?

It's just different. I love to read books but I also love to hear audio's too and can get on with other stuff whist I'm listening which is so important for a busy parent :)

What was one of the most memorable moments of Listen?

I just love all the success stories about how family situations have been changed through this work. It's incredibly moving to hear of what a huge difference it is making to children and families everywhere around the world.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I love hearing about playlistening and how laughter can transform a situation in minutes.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

So many to name.

Any additional comments?

If you want to build an amazing connection with your kids. If you want your kids to grow up happy and self expressed. if you want to get along with your kids then listen to this book. There is a wealth of wise and practical advice!

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  • Cal1976
  • 12-30-17

This is a very long-winded blah blah blah book

This audio book takes soooo long to get to the point. Its not until chapter 6 that the real content actually begins, but I still haven’t got to anything that is practical or specific. It’s very long-winded.

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