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Publisher's Summary

The Steps: 12 Secrets to Raising Happy and Successful Kids is the ultimate parenting guide, all based on the most recent scientific discoveries but with a twist: It is narrated in a fictional format and is, thus, easier to understand and much more fun. 

With this audiobook, you will: 

  • Learn the 12 steps to raising happy and successful kids
  • Understand the value of communication and connection from an early age
  • Develop your children's values, deliberate practice, and growth mind-set

What’s in it for you (and your kids)?

Follow the story of Estela, a successful journalist, who encounters a young boy who knows how to read better than most adults. 

Intrigued with the exceptional ability of the boy, she finds out that he attends the Awake Clinic, where the renowned neuroscientist Dr. Michael Jansen works. 

There, Estela finds out about "the steps", an innovative protocol, based on the recent advances of science and psychology. The protocol targets the development of communication and language of the child, early reading, creativity, self-control, discipline, grit, and values, among others, to give them the right tools to promote the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective behaviors of babies, children, and adolescents.

Dr. Michael Jansen decides to share with Estela and her readers the 12 steps from the protocol. In the meantime, she finds out about her pregnancy. What better time to check if the steps really work?

This thinly veiled story will give you a first-row seat to 12 game-changing parenting lessons. By the end of this informative parenting audiobook, you will be able to:

  • Communicate better with your child which in turn will build an iron-clad relationship
  • Promote focus, creativity, and self-control which will help to create a balanced young adult
©2019 Andre Wambier (P)2019 Andre Wambier

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SCIENTIFICALLY BASED BOOK FOR LEARNING ABOUT YOUR

What are the 12 steps about raising happy and successful kids? This audiobook delivers way more! It is fun, engaging and very convincing.

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FUN AND WELL RESEARCHED

I had a blast listening to this audiobook. I have 2 kids (one is four-years-old and the other is six). It was a perfect blend of story and science. Really enjoyed. I will listen to it again!

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This is the only parenting audiobook ever need!

My husband and I enjoyed very much listening to this audiobook. It is an empirical audiobook but told as a story. Everything Dr. Michael Jansen says is gold.
Just listen!

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Amazing that it was written by 2 doctors

When I started to listen to the audiobook I was strangely intrigued. Is this a story or is it a parenting audiobook. To my amazement, I kept listening and understood what the doctors were thinking. The knowledge Michael Jansen transmits to Estela is so valuable! Rich story. GREAT ENDING!

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Must read for new parents

This audiobook goes far beyond the baby. It contains so much good information on the best ways to develop your children and support them, things to do and what to avoid (to not have a fixed mindset), and the research fits well with the story of Estela. It is powerful. I cried when Victor left her. And I was very happy when Sophia spoke her first words. Enchanted!
If you wonder (as I did) what the steps are, listen to the book. And be amazed as I was.

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THIS AUDIOBOOK IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES!

I really liked this audiobook. I bought the paperback and gave to two other moms so far. It reassures us that the most important thing is the connection you have with your baby, the way you treat your child, the right type of education you pass thought your words and actions. Learned a lot. And will recommend to all my friends who have kids!

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This audiobook should be sent for EVERY NEW PARENT

I am very excited to share my opinions about this audiobook. This audiobook never overwhelmed me and I was never tired to listen to it. In 2 days I just finished it. It's really fast and easy to listen. I got hooked about the story of Estela, Sophia, and Michael Jansen!
I recommend this audiobook to every mother. It is based off researched, never boring (like books of this kind normally are).
Fantastic.
Do you want to know how to raise happy and successful kids?? Just listen and then tell me!

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Great audiobook! No fluff, plenty of information

I am expecting my first baby boy. And this audiobook is backed by real data about raising your child the best way. Exceptional! I got lucky to listen to this book! Really lucky!

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I love when the real book begins (after the first

This audiobook is unbelievable! I read a lot of child psychology and I am quite skeptical about these types of audiobooks. I hate "how to parent"-- I think every parent has their own style. But was a great surprise to listen to this book. The authors are very open-minded. This audiobook IS different! The real audiobook starts with after chapter 3 (the first step)-- skip the pregnant tips. The first step focuses on the relationship between babies and parents (connection). The audiobook talks about grit/ communication/ early reading/ bilingualism...
A great audiobook to give or get! Recommended

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GAVE ME A NEW PERSPECTIVE ABOUT BEING A MOTHER

As I was listening to this audiobook, I had many huge realizations and moments of insights! The story of Stella and Michael Jansen is superb. Some minutes after the first Steps starts I felt it was already modifying my behavior. To my husband, it did the same.
The methodology that the writers use is engaging.
Hope every mom listen/ reads this audiobook.
I downloaded the book on kindle unlimited.
Thanks!

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  • Selina ryles
  • 10-25-19

Easy to follow and practical

This book is very different to most child development books on the market. As it is told in the way of a fictional novel - it keeps the reader engaged whilst learning along the way. It is wonderful and easy to follow and the information flows . It is very practical handbook to refer back to as it covers such a vast amount of information for parents and parents to be . Highly recommended . I was given this book by the author/narrator in return for an honest and unbiased review

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  • Michelle Nieuwoudt
  • 10-07-19

Truely inspiring

This was an AMAZING book that inspires me everyday to connect, to be presebt and to notice how my actions impact others. Well writen in story format that makes it easy to listen / read. Not just worth reading, but worth sharing!! Thank you!

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  • Jonathan
  • 09-20-19

Useful, and in an engaging format.

I recieved a review copy of this book. It is interesting and well narrated. Whilst the steps are not something that I haven't seen before, the fictional presentation makes them very interesting and engaging. My only criticism would be that toward the end of the book the story became a little over the top and began to distract s little from. the information it was trying to convey.