Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool
Screamfree Parenting The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool Author:Hal Edward Runkel ScreamFree Parenting is not just about lowering your voice. It's about learning to calm your emotional reactions and learning to focus on your own behavior more than your kids' behavior ... for their benefit. Our biggest enemy as parents is not the TV, the Internet, or even drugs. Our biggest enemy is our own emotional rea... more »ctivity. When we say we "lose it" with our kids, the "it" in that sentence is our own adulthood. And then we wonder why our kids have so little respect for us, why our kids seem to have all the power in the family.
It's time to do it differently. You can start to create and enjoy the types of calm, mutually respectful, and loving relationships with your kids that you've always craved. You can begin to revolutionize your family, starting tonight.
Move beyond the child-centered, technique-based approaches that ultimately fail. The ScreamFree way compels you to focus on yourself, calm yourself down, and grow yourself up. By staying calm and connected with your kids, you begin to operate less out of your deepest fears and more out of your highest principles, revolutionizing your relationships in the process. As you pay more attention to controlling your own behavior instead of your kids' behavior, the result is stronger, more rewarding, and more fulfilling family relationships.
This practical, effective guide for parents of all ages with kids of all ages introduces proven principles for overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of connection and cooperation. Well-written in an engaging, conversational tone, the book is sensible, straightforward, and based on the experiences of hundreds of actual families. It will help all parents become calming authorities in their homes, bring peace to their families today, and give kids what they need to grow into caring, self-directed adults tomorrow.« less
I heard a lot about this book and hesitated to pay so much for it. I ended up getting it for Christmas and was disappointed. The book could have been condensed down to 10 pages and still have made its point.