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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion (4 Sept. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091955203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091955205
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Calm Parents, Happy Kids will transform your experience of parenting. Relying on a combination of up-to-the-minute brain science and the kind of practical wisdom so often missing from parenting books, Dr Laura tells you not only the ‘why’ of children’s behaviour but also ‘how’ to have calm parents and happy kids." (Melissa Hood, Founder of The Parent Practice, the UK’s leading parent support company)

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Calm Parents, Happy Kids is the UK version of Dr Laura Markham's hugely successful and ground-breaking book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids. Now adapted for UK audiences, this practical and inspiring book reveals a three step programme that will transform family life.

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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Briony Marshall on 3 Feb. 2014
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I read this about 6 months ago as I was struggling with my nearly 6 year old. I loved the advice and the philosophy. I am sure it is probably the way I went about trying to change our situation, but I found some of the changes I made have made the situation worse.

The most important thing she says is about having clear limits and sticking to them. But she is also very insistent about why punishment doesn't work and can be counter productive. She advises you stop punishing by trying to use avoidance of bad behaviour (spotting it coming and trying to resolve the issue before it blows up) and picking your battles. I would advise that if you have a particularly willful child that, initially at least, you carry on with your normal ways of dealing with bad behaviour, whilst trying to connect more and show your child you are being fair and consistent.

I think I tried too hard to stop punishing without enough tricks in my arsenal to set limits consistently. I started not setting limits as I didn't know how I would enforce them without being able to threaten or bribe. As a result my son saw a weekness and just tried harder and harder to push beyond the limits I'd set, and his behavious got worse, which then resulted in me resorting to more severe punishments than I used before.

If you have a particularly strong willed/defiant child I would recommend:
Your Defiant Child, Second Edition: Eight Steps to Better Behavior
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Your-Defiant-Child-Second-Behavior-ebook/dp/B00E3CC29S/ref=sr_1_1?
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By C. Kirkpatrick on 16 Feb. 2013
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This is a book that I actually contacted the author to ask if I could review a copy. Dr. Laura Markham is the owner and writer of the wonderful Aha Parenting website, whose posts have long inspired and helped me both as a parent and as a parenting writer. I have felt incredibly privileged in the past to have some of my posts on here linked to by Dr. Markham herself, so it seems we're on a similar wavelength when it comes to our views on parenting and children.

I was so pleased when I saw she'd written a book at last, and, now I've read it, I am not in the slightest disappointed. I can honestly say I don't think I've got a bad word to say about this book, and that's impressive coming from me, as I'm pretty picky about parenting books ;)

However, just being told `this book is great, buy it!' is not really enough, and as you all know I love to know the `whys' before I make any decision and think all parents, no - all people - should have the chance to know the same, here they are:

Firstly, Dr. Markham does a brilliant job of really meeting parents where they are. She doesn't write in a way that assumes that none of us has ever taken a hand to their child, something that puts me off some otherwise wonderful books, because I think it alienates parents. It's unrealistic and unhelpful as it can make parents feel even worse about the mistakes they've made than they feel already.

Instead, she makes it clear that she admires her readers for wanting to learn other ways of being with their children, all the while acknowledging that they may well have had really awful feelings about their children, and may well have even acted on some of them but without judgement.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Inga Lucena on 22 Sept. 2013
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love, love, love... i just love it. every piece of advice of it. i have 3 lovely little children and i am so concerned of me yelling at them, and i want to change things, i don't want to be that kind of mum i am at the moment. i don't want my babies to be scared of me. i want to change. and this book shows you the way. it's just up to you to remember and implement all advice it gives. Laura Markham - thank you! thank you! thank you!
i have bought this book to 2 of my friends and will not stop there, cannot recommend enough. must have for parents.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan Ellis on 28 Dec. 2013
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As the mother of an 18 month old I constantly receive parenting "advice" from well meaning friends and family (a lot of it often contradictory or I just didn't like the sound of!). This book is full of great advice and helps you to understand your parenting journey from your child's perspective too. Helps you to make parenting decisions that feel right in your gut (e.g "this is what I need to do to help my child grow into a confident, happy, caring empathic adult" and not "this is something that will stop my toddler tantruming in the short term but will damage their self esteem in the long term"). Cannot recommend thus book highly enough!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By michelle on 8 Nov. 2014
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This woman is a genius, it really works this approach to parenting. People have remarked on how kind my son is, & how confident & patient he is. Without a do doubt it's been because I adopted this kind of attitude. I follow her website but the book have me chance to really get it in my head.
The part about helping your child & coaching them with their emotions was quite hard as I realised a lot of things about myself too. It is so worth the effort,
Just felt right to me & I'm so greatfull to have found this.
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