Less about how to fix your kids or a “quick fix,” and more about a paradigm shift that radically changes readers’ perspective on how to parent. Focuses on parents facing own reactions and issues as the way to change the behavior of children. This has proved to be life-changing for some. Preface by the Dalai Lama and recommended by Oprah.
Wordy and may be off putting to readers who aren’t spiritually inclined.
Get the “parent effectiveness training” (PET) course in a book with these strategies that work for kids of all ages. Learn a way to listen to your kids that’s radical and a “life saver” for parents of teenage kids. Strategies built on an underlying relationship of love and mutual respect. Great practice for general communication skills, applicable to everyone.
This book can sometimes feel a bit like an advertisement for a PET course.
Reviewers experience dramatic changes in their children’s misbehavior and tantrums after applying this book’s gentle and loving techniques. Based on studies and is science-based, and not just the author’s opinion. After applying this book's principles, reviewers report a peaceful, calm household virtually free of yelling.
Some of the author’s strategies failed for parents of very strong-willed children.
Loved by parents to keep themselves grounded during the tumult of child rearing. Good advice for parents who tend to “over parent.” Topics broken down into short, digestible excerpts, ideal for busy parents. Can be flipped through to random lessons to read and re-read. Gentle but deep. Some readers are emotionally moved by the writing and wisdom.
More inspirational than substantial – doesn't give any examples or specific guidance.
A great gift for first-time parents that provides sensible, practical tips to make parenting easier. Easy to read with pictures, which is ideal for sleepy or harried parents. Clever and useful “hacks” cover pregnancy, newborns, and young children. Liked for its non-judgmental, guilt-free tone.
A little too cutesy for some reviewers who easily find these tips on the internet.
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Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children
Dr. Thomas Gordon
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