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NEW! Parenting With Patience: Turn Frustration into Connection with 3 Easy Steps
Every parent needs patience, and Parenting With Patience, has simple, respectful ways to calm down and connect, says Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears, RN, co-authors of 40 books on parenting
According to a New York Times article, shouting at children is the new spanking. Parents don't intend to shout or yell, but they lose patience and raise their voices. Afterwards, parents feel guilt, and resolve not to yell. Parenting With Patience is a short easy-to-read book that is full of tips and tricks that really work in the moment of anger to curb yelling. It provides a simple model for dealing with anger to help parents to better connect with children in order to solve everyday normal parenting challenges.CTV NEWS Parenting With Patience
Positive parenting and positive discipline has to begin with positive stress management. All families have stress. Make it work for you!
- Learn how to embrace stress, manage it, and regain your patience before you say or do anything you might regret
- Learn why children have tantrums at all ages, and learn how to help them channel anger into lifelong skills for self-control and communication
- Learn how to use your anger productively, to connect better with other family members, and to resolve everyday family issues.
"This is a quick book to read when you are calm, to use when you are not." says Judy Arnall, who has also authored international bestseller: Discipline Without Distress: 135 Tools for Raising Caring Responsible Children without Time-out, Spanking, Punishment or Bribery. As a parent of five children (three adults and two teens), Arnall knows what she is talking about. She gave up all punishments when her oldest child was ten, having learned that the key to controlling frustration is to calm down and then move into problem-solving with the children. That way, she didn't punish out of anger, with later regrets. It is easier to solve normal parenting challenges after a few calming minutes for both parent and child, to gain a reasonable, collaborative perspective. Arnall is a Certified Canadian Family Life Educator and has taught thousands of parents respectful, research-based parenting tools that have brought them closer to their children, and they will work for your family, too.
Key messages in Parenting With Patience
- We need to be in control to teach our children self-control
- We get ourselves calm first by time-out, then get our children calm by time-in, then solve the problem by time-together
- We can separate our anger from our discipline and make better respectful decisions
- Most parents' expectations of small children are too high. We need detailed information on child development to decide if it is a development issue or a discipline issue. Development charts included for ages 0-25
- Positive discipline has to begin with positive stress management
- "Submarine Parenting"™ is when parents see the need or feeling under the behaviour and address the root causes of misbehavior
- Typical punishments like grounding, time-outs, and consequences shut down parent-child communication and escalates anger
- Our world has shifted and we need to shift our parenting to build relationships between parent and child
Begin enhancing your parent-child relationship today
Bonus! Includes a handy pull-out section of calm-down tools to cut out and put on your fridge. Families can try a new one each week.
"Every parent needs patience, and Parenting With Patience, has simple, respectful ways to calm down and connect," says Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears, RN, co-authors of 40 books on parenting.Inside Parenting With Patience Book
Discipline Without Distress: 135 tools for raising caring, responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment or bribery
"This is the best book for raising the "difficult" child without resorting to punishment and bribery."
Discipline that you and your child will feel good about!
Translated in Spanish and available at Medici and Educar Sin Estres
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Translated in Korean, and Greece and will be available soon
NEW! Discipline Without Distress is now published in China.
Available through Amazon China here
The Last Word on Parenting Advice
NEW! Reclaim your parenting confidence. The parenting advice book that every new or experienced parent can't do without
Bonus! Purchase includes a free download of the 150 page ebook, "The Parenting Information Maze: An Overview of Philosophies, Styles and Programs and How to Find Advice That Fits Your Family"
"Whenever I start doubting my parenting, I just open this book, and feel so much better." Maija Mills, BScPT
"This book is a wonderful tool to help parents trust their instincts and stay true to their own parenting beliefs!" Elizabeth Deneer-Roche, B.ChSt
"An essential gift for every new or experinced parent, for those times they feel judged, unappreciated or are just having a really bad day." Brenda Beatty, CBE, and mom of 5
"Finally, a book that tells you everything you REALLY need to know." Nicole Brouwer, BSc BEd, Parent Educator and mom of two
"My partner loved this gift." John Melisky
"A fantastic book that really encourages you to trust your instincts as a parent." Carolyn Campbell, Childbirth educator and mom of 4
"My Mother-in-law gave me this book when I became a new mom and I am forever grateful for this token of her support." Angela Farrell
Parenting advice haters, rejoice!
By Lisa Kadane, Postmedia News Journalist
It's rough going in the mommy trenches. You've got the crying baby, the messy house, the willful toddler and a closet full of unwearable clothes that you swear will fit again. As if all that wasn't enough to keep your body busy and your mind occupied with angst, you've got a legion of fellow mommies, experts and authors eager to fill your head with conflicting and, often, unsolicited advice. About everything. How to get your baby to sleep, how to potty train him at nine months, how to get her to like mashed up artichokes (and why aren't you feeding your baby organic? What, she drinks regular milk? Do you want her to develop breasts at age 5?!), and on and on and on. Frankly, it's exhausting. Which is why I stopped reading parenting and milestones books about the time my daughter (and eldest) turned three. If I'm really stumped I'll ask our family doctor or phone a friend. So I was delighted when Calgary parenting speaker Judy Arnall's latest book landed in my in-box. Titled The Last Word on Parenting Advice, I expected the small (128 pages) pocket-sized manual to be filled with no-nonsense, straightforward and sage advice from one of the city's most respected parenting coaches. But then I opened the book. All the pages were blank, except for page 63. On it is written this simple message: "You are the best person in the world for your child. Trust yourself. You know what is right for you, your children and your family." How refreshing. Permission to parent my own way, at last. "Parents often agonize that every little detail of parenting, especially if it counters experts' advice, might wreck their kids forever. This is not the intent of parenting education and information. There are many good ways to parent, and a few not so good ways. Parents need to reclaim their confidence and say, 'This technique will not work for my child or my family, and that is okay!' Parents know their children and their unique situations best," says Arnall. In addition to giving moms a mantra to repeat, the book is meant to act as a grocery list, memo pad or journal. Parents are encouraged to write down on its pages ideas about parenting that make sense to them, or to record precious moments, memories or milestones.
Makes a great baby shower gift!
Plugged-In Parenting: Connecting with the Digital Generation for Health, Safety and Love
Connect with Your Digital Child While Keeping Them Safe, Healthy and Happy!
Includes strategies and information on the most challenging situations in raising digital kids. Also Includes 6 vignettes demonstrating Problem-Solving, Acknowledging Feelings, and more!
PART ONE - MEDIA IS THE OTHER PARENT
- 6 Major changes to family lifestyle since the electronic revolution
- What is "screen time"?
- 5 Essential parenting pointers to keep kids connected and safe
- 7 Keys for a balanced life
- 6 Warning signs of obsession
- 8 Fears of parents and 8 needs of children
- ERSB Entertainment Software Ratings Board Codes
- 14 Cybersafety recommendations
- 20 Academic, social and life skill benefits of the internet and video/computer games
PART TWO - TEACHING DIGITAL INTELLIGENCE
- Babies and Toddlers - Brain development, usage, parents' role, safety tips, how to reduce screen time, and experiential learning
- Preschoolers - Development, usage, parents' role, safety tips, how to reduce screen time, learning styles, acknowledging feelings, advertising, and virtual worlds
- School-Agers - Development, usage, parents' role, safety tips, how to reduce screen time, sibling fighting, online learning, inactivity, overeating, cyber-bullying, netiquette, critical thinking, surveillance programs, and luring protection
- Teenagers - Development, usage, parents' role, safety tips, how to reduce screen time, one-time consultation, sharing values, boundaries, online learning
- Be a Part of Their World - The most important gift that children need and can't be provided virtually
Parents and children today face very different challenges from those faced by the previous generation. Today's children play not only in the sandbox down the street, but also in the World Wide Web, which is too big and complex for parents to control and supervise. As young as age two, your children can contact the world and the world can contact them. A strong bond between you and your child is critical in order for your child to regard you as their trusted advisor.
"I was quite impressed with Plugged-In Parenting: Connecting with the Digital Generation for Health, Safety and Love. The fact that you have devoted this kind of focus to the issue of digital technology as it relates to the parent/child relationship is amazing in itself. I liked how you wove the PET- Parent Effectiveness Training philosophy and skills throughout the video. I thought you made a very good case about respectful relationships and what makes them work. You made a very credible and strong case against punishment and an effective case for problem-solving instead. I especially like your focus on influence and how parents gain and keep it and how they lose it. That's a powerful message."
Linda Adams, President, Gordon Training International Parent Effectiveness Training, P.E.T.
"Offers many tips, ideas and strategies for parents to limit the amount of computer and video gaming, but in a respectful, caring and connecting way."
Connect with Your Digital Children and Keep Them Safe and Healthy!
Too busy to read? This 2 DVD set was made for you! PLUGGED-IN PARENTING offers two hours of tips, ideas and non-punitive strategies for parenting digital children from babies to teenagers, in every aspect of digital intelligence including cybersafety, netiquette, cyberbullying, social media guidelines, benefits of gaming, as well as many valuable parenting tips and demonstrations to keep kids connected to you but also allowing you to set health limits on video/computer games, social media and cellphones. This DVD is deal for busy parents and caregivers who want accurate researched information but have little time to read books. Keep your digital children safe, healthy and happy, without losing your valuable relationship connection!