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Parenting is not about kids; it's about parents. If you're not in control, then you cannot be in charge. What every kid really needs are parents who are able to keep their cool no matter what. Easier said than done? Not anymore, thanks to ScreamFree Parenting, the principle-based approach that's inspiring parents everywhere to truly revolutionize their family dynamics. Moving 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.
For those of you who are parents, know parents, or have had parents, the notion that the greatest thing you can do for your children is to learn to focus on yourself may sound strange, even heretical. It's not. Here's why: We are the only ones we can control. 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. Told in an engaging, conversational tone, this audiobook 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.
©2007 ScreamFree Omnimedia, LLC (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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By Steve on 10-08-07

5 stars

Can this book truly and dramatically help your relationship with your children, spouse, parents, etc...In my opinion, yes.

My parenting challenge is not difficult or extreme. I never really thought that I had to improve my parenting style or approach a great deal. But I did have a progressively difficult time with my 8 year old in the last 6 month. So I got this book with a credit. And I have noticed a difference within a week with my child....and my spouse, and myself.

If you think you could use parenting relationship advice, listen to this book. If you don't think you need to read this book, then you definitely need to...

It is applicable to any parent with children of any age. Make sure you read past the first two chapters. From there, you will be hooked.

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By Bill Pierson on 04-04-10

Best of three

I just finished listening to three books on parenting; Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children; Wonderful Ways to Love a Child; and this book, ScreamFree Parenting. Of the three, I found this one to be the best. It was presented in a logical manner, and the author does a good job at providing evidence for his arguments.

While I would have liked a bit more rigor in his arguments backed by scientific studies, I understand his intent wasn't a scientific article but a book for a more general audience. Still, I enjoyed the fact that he made an attempt at providing more evidence for his thoughts just than gut instinct and common sense, (which was all the other two books offered.)

I find the topic of parenting to be a difficult one to research as most is opinion. However, this text did a good job at trying to balance thoughts with evidence and the result is a good book on parenting.

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By Cristina on 09-19-16

I don't know about others, but it helped me

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

I don't know. I don't have the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

It taught me how to handle my own feelings and react better to my kids needs.

Have you listened to any of Hal Edward Runkel’s other performances? How does this one compare?


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

Not really ...

Any additional comments?

Before "reading" this book, I used to search the internet to see if there are any other parents who hate being parents. Now I love it, honestly! My relationship with my kids changed soooooo much I can't even describe it! No idea if this book will help other people, but did the job for me! Thank you!

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By Margaret Isherwood on 06-03-16

Better late than never,you can teach an old dog new tricks

I loved this book from beginning to end ,Mr Runkle made allot of sense,I look after my youngest Granddaughter because her mummy works I love this stile of parenting I wish all this was around 30 years ago when my girls were teenagers there would have been less screaming and shouting

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