Screamfree Parenting, 10th Anniversary Revised Edition

How to Raise Amazing Adults by Learning to Pause More and React Less
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
Author: Hal Edward Runkel
Publisher: Harmony Books
ISBN: 0767927435
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 228
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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
Author: Hal Edward Runkel
Publisher: Random House of Canada
ISBN: 9780767928380
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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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
Author: Hal Edward Runkel
Publisher: ScreamFree Living
ISBN: 0975998110
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 227
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Turns out, that's exactly what they need.

ScreamFree Marriage

Calming Down, Growing Up, and Getting Closer
Author: Hal Runkel,Jenny Runkel
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 076793279X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
View: 1985

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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
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"
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.

Parenting Without Power Struggles

Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm and Collected
Author: Susan Stiffelman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849839204
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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Every parent knows the unrelenting fervour of a four-year-old's tantrum, an eight-year-old's insistence on talking back, or a moody pre-teen's newfound hobby of brooding in anger. And every parent has asked the simple question: how can I avoid meltdowns and create more peace at home? While most parenting strategies are designed to coerce your kids to change, Parenting Without Power Struggles does something innovative, and focuses on where parents actually have real control: within themselves. When parents learn to keep their cool and parent from a strong and durable connection, they become able to help their children navigate the challenging moments of growing up. Family therapist Susan Stiffelman has shown thousands of parents how to be the confident 'captain of the ship' in their children's lives. Based on her successful practice and packed with real-life stories, Susan shares proven strategies and clear insights to motivate kids to cooperate and connect, making Parenting Without PowerStruggles an extraordinary guidebook for transforming your day-to-day parenting life.

Calming the Family Storm

Anger Management for Moms, Dads, and All the Kids
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.

Simplicity Parenting

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

Negotiation Generation

Take Back Your Parental Authority, Without Punishment
Author: Lynne Reeves Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425217016
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 260
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A behavior management expert shares her sensible but radical approach to parenting that emphasizes a proactive system designed to help parents reclaim their authority, establish boundaries, and eliminate such negotiation tactics as rewards and punishments in order to teach children what is and is not acceptable behavior. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Screamfree Parenting

How to Raise Amazing Adults by Learning to Pause More and React Less
Author: Hal Edward Runkel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780767927437
Category: Child rearing
Page: 318
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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.

The 28 Day Tame Your Temper Parenting Challenge


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.

Positive Discipline Parenting Tools

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

Miseducation

PRESCHOOLERS AT RISK
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.

Bright Minds, Poor Grades

Understanding and Movtivating your Underachieving Child
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.

1-2-3 Parenting with Heart

Three-Step Discipline for a Calm and Godly Household
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


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.

Playful Parenting

An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, and Encourage Confidence
Author: Lawrence J. Cohen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307489609
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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Parents have heard that play is a child's work—but play is not for kids only. As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., demonstrates in this delightful new book, play can be the basis for an innovative and rewarding approach to parenting. From eliciting a giggle during baby's first game of peek-a-boo to cracking jokes with a teenager while hanging out at the mall, Playful Parenting is a complete guide to using play to raise strong, confident children. Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As Dr. Cohen points out, play is children's complex and fluid way of exploring the world, communicating hard-to-express feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply blowing off steam. That's why "playful parenting" is so important and so successful in building strong, close bonds between parents and children. Through play we join our kids in their world. We help them express and understand deep emotions, foster connection, aid the process of emotional healing--and have a great time ourselves while we're at it. Anyone can be a playful parent--all it takes is a sense of adventure and a willingness to let down your guard and try something new. After identifying why it can be hard for adults to play, Dr. Cohen discusses how to get down on the floor and join children on their own terms. He covers games, activities, and playful interactions that parents can enjoy with children of all ages, whether it's gazing deep into a baby's eyes, playing chase with a toddler, fantasy play with a grade schooler, or reducing a totally cool teenager to helpless laughter. Playful Parenting also includes illuminating chapters on how to use play to build a child's confidence and self-esteem, how to play through sibling rivalry, and how play can become a part of loving discipline. Written with love and humor, brimming with good advice and revealing anecdotes, and grounded in the latest research, Playful Parenting will make you laugh even as it makes you wise in the ways of being a happy, effective, enthusiastic parent.

How to be a Better Parent


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.