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I'm a mom of five, grandmother of six, and great grandmother of one. This short, straight-forward audio book is one that I would recommend to all parents and grandparents, or anyone who is trying to deal with difficult people, who fly off the handle at the spur of the moment. After raising five kids, one of whom is autistic and cannot speak, I am well acquainted with temper tantrums. My own intuition told me some of what Brenda Trott talks about in this book, and by the grace of God, I have learned some valuable skills in dealing with some mighty TERRIBLE tantrums. I didn't do as well as I would have liked as a very young mother, the first one is always a learning experience. Our third child was a handful, a strong willed little fella, who would throw himself into the floor when he got really mad and frustrated. Yet this mama always saw deep into his little heart and KNEW he was of great value, and somehow disciplined him without breaking his young spirit. However, this audio book would have sure come in handy back then. That same young boy is now an almost 30 year old man, most successful (and still head strong) and a force to be reckoned with. He is a soldier in the U.S. Army, career grade, having deployed into the war zone and about to do it again. He is a wonderful husband, father, son and defender of our freedom. He is loyal. He loves God. And if he thinks he is right, oh, my, he will STILL let you know. And now that little fella, has a little fella who IS JUST LIKE HIM. Oh, my, God DOES have a sense of humor. But my son's wife, certainly DOESN'T think it's very funny . . . at all. I have two grandchildren who are exactly like my tantrum-throwing son, both smart as tacks, and both very frustrated and FRUSTRATING. This audio book has already been of help to the father of one of those grandsons, and hopefully will be of help to the parents of the other tantrum-throwing grandson.
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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
The book has no academic merit. This simple secret described in a single word, "validation" is basic social work/therapy 101.
Sorry, I would pass on this one!
What was most disappointing about Brenda Trott’s story?
A tiresome intro that went on forever until we finally hear "the secret". The book could have been written in a page.
Would you be willing to try another one of Brenda Trott’s performances?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
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