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
"It has taken the stress out of parenting - I'll probably live 10 years longer." (Helena Bonham Carter)
This book IS wordy and repetitive and it has to be so, but it's worth it, and IT WORKS! It will change your attitude on how you deal with your "difficult" child. The child's behaviour will improve, and you will be amazed. Implementing the strategies in the book takes constant energy, determination, and consistency, not to mention on-going re-reading to refresh your tactics. As granny to an intense, emotional child, I have seen great changes and improvements. All other "how to" books have been thrown away. Use it, and stick with it, it's a sanity saver!
I was very sceptical when I chose this book, nothing could work on my kids (six and four). They never listened until someone shouted or they had had favourite toys thrown away. This never left anyone feeling good afterwards.
After listening to the first part of the book I could understand why we were failing. I convinced my wife that we should give this a try and we are starting to see the benefits. It is very hard to wait between chapters, but after not waiting the first time, can appreciate why.
This is not an overnight cure, you have to change to get your kids to change, but it is for the better, have patience, you need it with kids anyway!
I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. It's nice to hear it read by the author; I think that adds something, and noelle has a very calming reading voice.
I would say that the book has plenty going for it. It prevents some interesting ideas. I certainly think the descriptive praise is worth doing. It's worth remembering, though, that parenting is not one-size-fits-all. I don't like the idea of 'rules' since we all know that if we are told we must not do something, then that's the first thing we want to do.
All in all, it's worth reading/listening to, but remember to personalise the approach for your own precious ones.
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
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.
The simplicity of the techniques and quick results after implementation.
That it is easy to understand that it gives a lot of good examples.
It is calm and warm. It gives a good reassuring about great results to come.
Oh yes, it was. I have listened to it three times already... many more to come.
I would absolutely recommend this book to each and single parent. Parenting can really be calmer, easier and happier.
As a foster carer I have found this book follows along the lines of our training and is not only useful but supports and helps to refresh the importance of staying calm.
I found the strategies really helpful. It has allowed me to communicate with my son more effectively. It also made me realise that a lot of the problems we've had at home are universal to all parents. Have listened to this again and again referring back to relevant chapters. It is a very helpful reference guide.
I really enjoyed the tone of the author and more importantly I like the methods taught and I found them easy to implement.
The book has made parenting far more enjoyable and for that I am extremely grateful to the author for the fantastic work she has done in this book.
For me the pace of the book is just right, I enjoyed listening to it throughout and I highly recommend this book to any parent like me who has struggled with being too soft and allowing the children to be in charge a lot of the time making some days a real battle to get the children dressed etc
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