Screamfree Parenting, 10th Anniversary Revised Edition

How to Raise Amazing Adults by Learning to Pause More and React Less

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Author: Hal Runkel, LMFT

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780767928380

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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You Can Start a Revolution in Your Family . . . Tonight ScreamFree Parenting is not just about lowering your voice. It’s about learning to calm your emotional reactions and learning to focus on your own behavior more than your kids’ behavior . . . for their benefit. Our biggest enemy as parents is not the TV, the Internet, or even drugs. Our biggest enemy is our own emotional reactivity. When we say we “lost it” with our kids, the “it” in that sentence is our own adulthood. And then we wonder why our kids have so little respect for us, why our kids seem to have all the power in the family. It’s time to do it differently. And you can. You can start to create and enjoy the types of calm, mutually respectful, and loving relationships with your kids that you’ve always craved. You can begin to revolutionize your family, starting tonight. Parenting is not about kids, it’s about parents. If you’re not in control, then you cannot be in charge. What every kid really needs are parents who are able to keep their cool no matter what. Easier said than done? Not anymore, thanks to ScreamFree Parenting, the principle-based approach that’s inspiring parents everywhere to truly revolutionize their family dynamics. Moving beyond the child-centered, technique-based approaches that ultimately fail, the ScreamFree way compels you to: focus on yourself calm yourself down, and grow yourself up By staying calm and connected with your kids, you begin to operate less out of your deepest fears and more out of your highest principles, revolutionizing your relationships in the process. ScreamFree Parenting is not just another parenting book. It’s the first parenting book that maintains—from beginning to end—that parenting is NOT about kids . . . it’s about parents. As parents pay more attention to controlling their own behavior instead of their kids’ behavior, the result is stronger, more rewarding, and more fulfilling family relationships. For those of you reading who are parents, know parents, or have had parents, the notion that the greatest thing you can do for your children is to learn to focus on yourself may sound strange, even heretical. It’s not. Here’s why: we are the only ones we can control. We cannot control our kids—we cannot control the behavior of any other human being. And yet, so many “experts” keep giving us more tools (“techniques”) to help us try to do just that. And, of course, the more we try to control, the more out of control our children become. “Don’t make me come up there.” “Don’t make me pull this car over.” “How many times do I have to tell you?” Even our language suggests that our kids have control over us. It’s no wonder that we end up screaming. Or shutting down. Or simply giving up. And the charts, refrigerator magnets, family meetings, and other techniques in most typical parenting books just don’t work. They end up making us feel more frustrated and more powerless in this whole parenting thing. This practical, effective guide for parents of all ages with kids of all ages introduces proven principles for overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of connection and cooperation. Well-written in an engaging, conversational tone, the book is sensible, straightforward, and based on the experiences of hundreds of actual families. It will help all parents become calming authorities in their homes, bring peace to their families today, and give kids what they need to grow into caring, self-directed adults tomorrow.

Screamfree Parenting

The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool

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Author: Hal Edward Runkel

Publisher: Harmony Books

ISBN: 0767927435

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 228

View: 847

Introduces a practical approach to parenting that explains how to overcome the stresses and anxieties of parenting by learning how to relate to children in a calm, cool, and connected way.

Screamfree Parenting

The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool

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Author: Hal Edward Runkel

Publisher: Random House of Canada

ISBN: 9780767928380

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 3074

Introduces a practical approach to parenting that explains how to overcome the stresses and anxieties of parenting by learning how to relate to children in a calm, cool, and connected way.

Screamfree Parenting

Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool

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Author: Hal Edward Runkel

Publisher: ScreamFree Living

ISBN: 0975998110

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 227

View: 9135

Turns out, that's exactly what they need.

ScreamFree Marriage

Calming Down, Growing Up, and Getting Closer

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Author: Hal Runkel,Jenny Runkel

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 076793279X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 819

Through the best-selling ScreamFree Parenting, Hal Runkel showed thousands of parents how keeping their cool can revolutionize their family life. In his groundbreaking new book, ScreamFree Marriage, Runkel now shows couples how learning to stay calm, in the face of common marital conflicts, is the key to creating and enjoying a deep, lifelong connection. Every committed couple strives to hold on to the marriage they envisioned back when they first said "I do"--before the end of the honeymoon phase, before kids, mortgages, health crises, and all life's inescapable issues. But the truth is this: conflict is unavoidable--it's impossible for two people to see every single thing, face every issue, and experience every situation in exactly the same way. What results are couples "screaming" at each other--sometimes literally yelling out loud, sometimes shutting themselves down and shutting their partners out, and sometimes avoiding the issue altogether--none of which leads to the passionate, intimate connection we all crave. In ScreamFree Marriage, Hal introduces some radical new concepts about marriage, teaching couples how to embrace this inevitable conflict as a profound vehicle for strengthening a marriage. Rather than just a source of pain and disagreement, these "Fires of Commitment," as Hal describes them, can actually be the exact experience needed to grow couples into new levels of maturity and intimacy. By simply learning the ScreamFree formula of Calming Down, Growing Up, and Getting Closer, you too can cross through these fires and end up with a closer and more passionate marriage than ever before. Using accessible anecdotes and the disarming humor that readers have come to love, Runkel disproves prevailing marital wisdom, puts couples on a path to "intimate independence" and reveals a whole new, fresh approach to marriage.

Choose Your Own Adulthood

A Small Book about the Small Choices that Make the Biggest Difference

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Author: Hal Runkel

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626343845

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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Congratulations, reader! You've successfully navigated through the trials of childhood and adolescence. Now, as you voyage through high school to college and beyond, you're set to begin your next big adventure: adulthood. A few big decisions await you, from majors and minors to jobs and careers (and maybe even marriage!). However, in between the big ones, you'll make a million other smaller, subtler choices that will underpin everything from your friendships to your bank account. These are the daily choices that will truly define you . . . so how will you choose? Choose Your Own Adulthood helps you approach these choices from a more thoughtful, curious, and ultimately self-aware perspective. You'll learn why responding is so much better than reacting, how loyalty is really overrated, which risks are worth taking and which are best avoided, and so much more. Exciting things await you on your journey toward adulthood: which path you take is for you to decide. Choose wisely!

The Self-Centered Marriage

The Revolutionary ScreamFree Approach to Rebuilding Your "We" by Reclaiming Your "I"

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Author: Hal Edward Runkel,Jenny Runkel

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307953602

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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In the best-selling ScreamFree Parenting, Hal Runkel showed thousands of parents how focusing on themselves, in order to keep their cool, can revolutionize their family life. In his groundbreaking new book, The Self-Centered Marriage, Runkel now shows couples how learning to focus on themselves, in order to stay calm in the face of common marital conflicts, is the key to creating a deep, lifelong connection. Every committed couple strives to hold on to the marriage they envisioned back when they first said "I do"--before kids, mortgages, and all of life's inescapable issues seemed to get in the way. But the truth is this: conflict about these issues is unavoidable. What typically results are two spouses feeling forced to compromise themselves in order to just get along and keep it together. Eventually couples start "screaming" at each other--sometimes literally yelling out loud, sometimes shutting themselves down and shutting their partners out. In The Self-Centered Marriage, therapist and bestselling author Hal Runkel introduces some radical new concepts about marriage, teaching couples how to embrace their separate selves as a profound vehicle for strengthening a marriage. Every great marriage is a self-centered marriage because it's a bond between two whole, centered people. Calmly focusing on your own behavior, choices, and moods—which you can control—rather than your spouse’s—which you cannot—is the first step toward creating the relationship you really crave. Using accessible anecdotes and disarming humor, Runkel disproves prevailing marital wisdom and reveals a revolutionary path for spouses to be fully themselves, and fully married, at the same time.

If I Have to Tell You One More Time...

The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding, Or Yelling

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Author: Amy McCready

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 0399160590

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 298

View: 5120

Draws on the author's Positive Parenting Solutions online course to explain how to correct negative behaviors in children, introducing the psychological theories of Alfred Adler on using empowerment to promote healthy child development.

Simplicity Parenting

Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

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Author: Kim John Payne,Lisa M. Ross

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345516985

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change: • Streamline your home environment. Reduce the amount of toys, books, and clutter—as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload. • Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed. • Schedule a break in the schedule. Establish intervals of calm and connection in your child’s daily torrent of constant doing. • Scale back on media and parental involvement. Manage your children’s “screen time” to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation. A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children.

Calming the Family Storm

Anger Management for Moms, Dads, and All the Kids

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Author: Gary D. McKay,Steven A. Maybell

Publisher: Impact Publishers

ISBN: 9781886230569

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 306

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A practical guide to help families deal effectively with anger includes strategies for anger control, problem solving techniques to avoid conflict, and a tool kit for discipline without anger.

The 28 Day Tame Your Temper Parenting Challenge

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Author: Jackie Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987543301

Category: Anger

Page: 130

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Based on the premise that it takes 21 days to break a habit and an extra seven days to reinforce the new habit (to tame your temper), this book will progressively teach you to understand the thinking behind your anger and frustrations, and you will learn how to adopt a different mindset when approaching the challenges of being a parent.

Just Tell Me What to Say

Simple Scripts for Perplexed Parents

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Author: Betsy Brown Braun

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061746088

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Parents are often perplexed by their children's typical behaviors and inevitable questions. This down-to-earth guide provides "Tips and Scripts" for handling everything from sibling rivalry and the food wars to questions about death, divorce, sex, and "whyyyy?" Betsy Brown Braun blends humor with her expertise as a child development specialist, popular parent educator, and mother of triplets. Whatever your dilemma or child's question—from "How did the baby get in your tummy?" to "What does 'dead' mean?" to "It's not fair!"—Betsy offers the tools and confidence you need to explain the world to your growing child.

Bright Minds, Poor Grades

Understanding and Movtivating your Underachieving Child

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Author: Michael D. Whitley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101119303

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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For any parent who has ever been told, "your child isn't performing up to his or her potential," this book has the answer. Renowned clinical psychologist Michael Whitley, Ph.D. offers a proven ten-step program to motivate underachieving children. This easy-to follow book identifies the six types of underachievers from the procrastinator to the hidden perfectionist to the con artist, and it presents the ten steps to help children succeed in school-and ultimately, in life.

Positive Discipline Parenting Tools

The 45 Most Effective Methods to Stop Power Struggles, Build Communication, and Raise Empowered, Capable Kids

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Author: Jane Nelsen,Mary Nelson Tamborski,Brad Ainge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1101905344

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 192

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The tenets of Positive Discipline consistently foster mutual respect between the parent and their child so that any child--from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager--can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline without losing their dignity. This new parenting workbook will be filled with day-to-day exercises for parents to improve their parenting skills, along with success stories from parents worldwide who have benefited from the Positive Discipline philosophy. With these exercises, parents will be able to bridge communication gaps, build on their child's strengths, defuse power struggles, teach their child how to think for themselves, and more.

Yell Less, Love More

How the Orange Rhino Mom Stopped Yelling at Her Kids - and How You Can Too!: A 30-Day Guide That Includes: - 100 Alternatives to Yelling - Simple, Daily Steps to Follow - Honest Stories to Inspire

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Author: Sheila McCraith

Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)

ISBN: 1592336337

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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A 30-day guide for parents includes 100 alternatives to yelling; simple, daily steps to follow; and honest stories to inspire parents to calmly discipline their children. Original.

Miseducation

PRESCHOOLERS AT RISK

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Author: David Elkind

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307772411

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Designed to help parents avoid the miseducation of young children. Dr. Elkind shows us the very real difference between the mind of a pre-school child and that of a school age child.

How to be a Better Parent

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Author: Cassandra Jardine

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091889723

Category: Child rearing

Page: 229

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Parenting classes are in the news, not only for parents with totally out of control children, but also for ordinary, anxious parents who find that applying simple parenting skills can result in happier children and calmer, more enjoyable home lives. In the child-centred age of fast food, television and computer games, when family structures are less clearly defined than in the 50s and 60s, it can be more difficult for parents to take a positive, long-term view of what they are trying to achieve with their children. Not everyone wants to go to parenting classes, but everyone can benefit from what's taught there. So Cassandra Jardine has drawn on the experience and skills of Britain's two top teachers to provide the practical tools that all parents can use immediately. This easy-to-use guide will explain why your child behaves as he/she does and will offer sensible strategies for ensuring a happy home-life, and well-balanced kids.

Duct Tape Parenting

A Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible and Resilient Kids

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Author: Vicki Hoefle,Alex Kajitani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351967908

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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There's a new set of 3Rs for our kids-respect, responsibility, and resilience-to better prepare them for life in the real world. Once developed, these skills let kids take charge, and let parents step back, to the benefit of all. Casting hover mothers and helicopter parents aside, Vicki Hoefle encourages a different, counter-intuitive-yet much more effective-approach: for parents to sit on their hands, stay on the sidelines, even if duct tape is required, so that the kids step up. Duct Tape Parenting gives parents a new perspective on what it means to be effective, engaged parents and to enable kids to develop confidence through solving their own problems. This is not a book about the parenting strategy of the day-what the author calls "Post-It Note Parenting"-but rather a relationship-based guide to span all ages and stages of development. Witty, straight-shooting Hoefle addresses frustrated parents everywhere who are ready to raise confident, capable children to go out in the world.

1-2-3 Parenting with Heart

Three-Step Discipline for a Calm and Godly Household

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Author: Thomas Phelan,Chris Webb

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492653039

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Based on the bestselling parenting book, 1-2-3 Magic, and adapted for a Christian lifestyle In 1-2-3 Parenting with Heart, Dr. Thomas W. Phelan and pastor Chris Webb teach Christian parents to take charge while refraining from yelling, leading to better behaved children, happier parents, and a more peaceful home environment. Complete with relevant Bible verses, explanations, and exercises, this guide allows you to get back in charge of your home and enjoy your kids again by helping you set limits for your children, and by breaking down the complex task of parenting into three straightforward steps: • Controlling Obnoxious Behavior: Learn an amazingly simple technique to get the kids to STOP doing what you don't want them to do (whining, arguing, tantrums, sibling rivalry, etc.). • Encouraging Good Behavior: Learn several effective methods to get your kids to START doing what you want them to do (picking up, eating, going to bed-and staying there!, chores, etc.). • Strengthening Your Relationships: Learn powerful techniques that reinforce the bond between you and your children. You'll find tools to use in virtually every situation, including advice for common problems such as: • Whining • Sibling rivalry • Reluctance to do chores • Talking back • Refusing to go to bed or getting up in the middle of the night • Stubbornness For years, millions of parents from all over the world have used the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program to help them raise happier, healthier families and put the fun back into parenting.

Teaching Montessori In the Home

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Author: Elizabeth Hainstock

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307823342

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Claim quality togetherness with your child and fully enjoy the sensitive and formative years from two to five by adopting proven teaching techniques in your own home. This acclaimed guide puts the entire range of the Montessori system within your reach, so you can make the most of your child's vital years. Teaching Montessori in the Home has already helped thousands of parents with the techniques, exercises, and easy-to-make Montessori materials that are essential for success.