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Publisher's Summary

Simple strategies for a happier home and more cooperative kids. For children aged 3-13. Finally, a revolutionary programme that gives you simple steps to take the daily battles out of parenting.
These strategies resolve one of parents' biggest frustrations: getting your children to listen and do what you ask, the first time you ask. When children are at their best, it is easy to get along with them and enjoy them. However, when they are defiant, argumentative or disrespectful, it is easy to get wound up, to argue back, threaten, nag or shout. If this sounds like the situation in your home too much of the time, then Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting is for you. When you use these strategies, not only will your children become more cooperative, but also more confident, self-reliant and considerate. Learning new skills like Preparing for Success, Descriptive Praise and the Never Ask Twice method can transform your relationship with your child in a short space of time and help bring the joy back into family life.
Full of examples and real stories from parents, this book gives you clear step-by-step guidance to achieve Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting. These strategies work!
©2012 Noël Janis-Norton (P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton
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"It has taken the stress out of parenting - I'll probably live 10 years longer." (Helena Bonham Carter)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-25-18

Really works and results are immediate

The actual techniqes begin in chapter 3. I love Noel's English accent and calm voice. If you do what Noel says your child will begin to listen the first time, be more independent and have a positive attitude. Our family is a lot happier now.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jim on 03-15-17

Great read.

I have twin toddlers. I love the advice in this book. I hope it works :). I have recommended this book to any frustrated parents I know.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Rebecca on 04-11-16

Just a lot of examples of positive reinforcement

I am doing psychology and baby psychology. If you want to learn about this method of parenting just look up Positive Reinforcement instead of listening to hours and hours of this. This is literally just a woman giving hundreds of examples of positive reinforcement, calling it her own twist by renaming it positive praise.

The only thing I have to praise her on is that this must have been a great easy money maker for her.

Positive reinforcement is well known to be the most encouraging way of supporting others especially as a parent or carer for a child. That is why people have given this great reviews, she has added very little of her own additions on top of positive reinforcement. I was expecting so much more out of this.

If you want a good relationship with your children you need to understand positive reinforcement, empathy and how to be authoritative without being authoritarian. I guess this is one way about learning about positive reinforcement

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4 out of 5 stars
By Big Ears on 02-27-16

Bit long winded

I have read Noel's other book for parents with boys and wanted to get this as a refresher and also because I have a daughter too. I thought that the concepts and examples would be easier to absorb if they were told to me. Unfortunately I found Noel's voice rather annoying and she droned on and on about why this method works before getting on with how it works and all the examples. The examples are embedded within all the explanations so they were easily missed. I think the printed version might be better for such books since you can flip back and forth and go back to the relevant topics and to the examples you want.

I gave up half way through this book. Might pick it up again if I have a long journey and feel like sleeping.

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