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Stop the yelling, lose the guilt, and become a calmer, happier parent. 

Drawing on evidence-based practices, here is an insight-packed and tip-filled plan for how to stop the parental meltdowns. Its compassionate, pragmatic approach will help listeners feel less ashamed and more empowered to get their, ahem, act together instead of losing it. 

“Using a powerful combination of humor and reality checks, Naumburg helps parents unpack their unique stressors (we all have them) and find ways to stay calm even the most frustrating of family moments.” (Katie Hurley, LCSW, author of No More Mean Girls and The Happy Kid Handbook

“By the end not only are you laughing out loud, but you’ve gained a sense of self-compassion and a concrete action plan.” (Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD, author of The Tantrum Survival Guide

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Carla Naumburg (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Accessible

My first parenting book! Thought it was helpfull.
Guess I understand why some people find it too little, too plain if you have a PhD yourself or allready read 10 book on parenting but I think the book it's meant to show a new approach and have accessible content to everyone, no matter education level, living standard etc.
I recomended it especially if you haven't yet found the help you've been looking for.

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  • Papa Mike
  • 23-06-20

How not to loose your $hit.....

This is a little new age for my taste. Every angle of how this is your fault is pretty well covered. The dissatisfaction comes in on the other end of the spectrum. Perhaps your kids a $hithead. If so, how do I address this?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-03-20

Loved it!

Carla did a great job walking a me through handling my sh*t storms and helping me to feel like less of a horrible father, all the while letting me know that I’m not alone in the struggles. Patricia did great with the reading and I feel like her performance was spot on with all the sarcasm. I highly recommend this to any parents feeling overwhelmed and lost in how to do better at keeping their cool. I have a short temper and resort to yelling and losing my sh*t almost immediately, and even while listening to the book I felt more in control and have a better idea of how to keep my sh*t together so I stop losing it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-05-20

Hard to get drawn in.

Sometimes when reading this book I wasn’t felt like it was written for me. This made me less excited to pick up the book. Author relates scenarios she describes to experiences she went through. Her scenario was more extreme than mine (in my non-professional opinion). She had anxiety attacks, chronic stress from helicopter parenting, and sought professional psychological help to manage and move past issues. That being said, some moments were relatable. Book summarizes what she has learned to date. The suggestions she gives are practical. I wish the word Sh*t was not said throughout the text so I could have listened to it while watching the kids. Yes I realize I’m trying to break the suggestion of not multitasking and staying present when doing self care here. There are only so many hours in the day though.

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  • Red Beard
  • 01-09-20

Good content written poorly

Way to “casual” vulgar writing. Comes off as trying way to hard to be relatable and makes it hard to read. Says phrase “loose your sh*t” every 10 minutes. Emotion at a 8/10 for most of the book with bad jokes and distracting “well freaking do it already” fillers.

Casual is good but I don’t want to feel like a tipsy person is telling me a 6 hour story. Ultimately gave up 3/4 into the book.

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  • TERRIENCE O PUGH
  • 01-09-20

YEEED!?

"Awesomely awesome at it's awesomeness!"😇🥳💯👨🏿‍💻🧘🏿‍♂️©️®️™️
Great for parents with no guidance on raising children on their on.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-12-20

Too much cursing.

She uses way too many curse words for me, and it sounds so negative.
I also can’t believe she said.. if your kid’s soccer games are a trigger for you then don’t go to the soccer games.😳
I don’t necessarily agree with that.🥴😕
And she literally keeps saying “loosing your shit” over and over and over and her voice sounds negative.
Idk, I was disappointed.

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  • Charlotte L
  • 24-10-20

everybody needs to read this book!

I've read many parenting books. This one is life-changing. It is amazing! it speaks to me in a way that no other parenting book has ever done. Whether you have children or not you need to read it. The tools this book provides go beyond just dealing with children. I have used these techniques on dealing with my father-in-law as well.

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  • AmazonPriMomus
  • 29-01-21

Therapy in an audiobook

This book is the equivalent to a year or two of therapy if you are open to the concepts. Author makes repetitive statements with purpose. There are several useful takeaways for parenting, which start by checking yourself. Learning parenting could be a trigger in itself was a life changing idea for me. The book has opened doors shining light on things I want to improve in myself and ways to do so.

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  • Heidizzle
  • 18-12-20

Easy read, to the point but thorough

I liked this book a lot. It makes you feel empowered and gives you real tools to be a better parent, partner and better version of yourself. Great for us anxious folks and new parents like me :)

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  • Ian M
  • 09-08-20

Good tools for parents who don't lose it so much

This book positions itself as the umpteenth book you'll read on saner parenting. I'm not the target market for this book. I'm more like the husband she describes. I feel the same stress and pressures though; that frustration just goes in a different direction.

This book equipped me with several tools and ideas that immediately helped me reframe my interactions and make better choices when the kids are pushing buttons.

Would recommend to any parent willing to read it.

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