Noted clinical psychologist and best-selling author Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D. digs into the mysteries of raising children aged three to preteen in this insightful and humorous audiobook. It’s Not Fair, … focuses on parenting’s most difficult challenges: setting limits and making demands. Filled with witty anecdotes and slices of life that entertain as well as teach, this book explores the causes and cures for various childhood behaviors. Dr. Wolf gently explains the solutions to problems ranging from annoying nuisances like whining to the potentially life-shattering consequences of early childhood trauma. Positive, loving, and above all effective, this guide offers parents what they want most: ways to become better at the most important job they will ever have. Whether you already have a house full of children, or are contemplating your first, this book’s gentle wisdom and astute insights will help improve your parenting skills.
I love this book, and I would recommend it to any parent who wants help with how to impose discipline on their children without anger. There is no question that I feel like a better parent when I employ the principles from this book.
But I wanted to write a review primarily to give George Guidall props for a fantastic reading. This material is tough, because there are many sample dialogues between kids and parents, and Guidall manages to perform these and make them believable without being cartoonish or silly. I think it must be hard for an adult to read text like "I want my doggy shirt!" in a way that would remind you of a child tantrum without making you want to turn it off immediately. And Guidall makes all these dialogues seem very genuine.