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Humor, Play and Laughter: Stress-Proofing Life with Your Kids [Paperback]

Joseph a. Michelli
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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Love & Logic Pr (1 Mar 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0944634494
  • ISBN-13: 978-0944634493
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 15 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,198,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Parenting does not have to be a stressful experience. In fact, parents who 'lighten up' and laugh with their families can be more productive by using humour to ease conflict, deflect hostility, and create a feeling of well-being in the household. Readers will benefit from the author's many everyday examples of how a humorous approach can greatly improve family life.

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Families that Laugh Last!
This book was written with two purposes in mind 1) to help parent use humor and laughter cope with the challenges and uncertainities of parenting, and 2) to assist parents raise children who can use humor constructively. Charles Schultz, creator of the Peanuts cartoon series, notes "the greatest gift we can give the next generation is the ability to laugh at themselves". My book offers anecdotes on the use of humor, laughter and play in parenting situations. Additionally, it provides practical strategies for increasing humor in your home. Although I am a psychologist, I hope the book speaks honestly about parenting without pontification or psychobabble. I am pleased with the positive reviews from individuals as varied as Dr. Wayne Dyer and the authors of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. I hope you enjoy the book and I thank Amazon.com for their willingness to offer it among their vast listings.

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I enjoyed reading this book and trying to put it to use in dealing with my children. I have had the opportunity to hear Dr. Michelli talk and realize that he too, uses the things that he tries to teach through his book. Finally somebody believes that you can parent with humor and fun and not strict forceful anger. I would recommend this book to every parent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where was this book when my parents had me. 23 Aug 1998
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A great FRIEND recomended that I read this book. Every parent should read this book Dr. Michelli has finally found a way to raise children without going to bed all stressed out. He has given me so many ideas that not only can I use with my Daughter, but also with the children at the school I work at. Now I not only know how to handle my daughter's fits when we're in public but have learned to be aware of what she needs. I've already started my calendar, and am on my way to stress free motherhood.
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This book gives you great insight into another way of looking at life with your children. Dr. Michelli stresses looking at the joy your children bring into your life and not just the hardships. He does it in a way that flows smoothly and is easy to read. It's one of those books that you are having so much fun reading (great real life examples!), that you don't realize til its over how much you have learned. Recommended reading for every parent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Highly Entertaining Read!!! 12 Jun 1999
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Though childless, I found Dr. Joseph Michelli's book "Humor, Play & Laughter" a highly entertaining read. I was particulary impressed with the "Activities" sections, which lacked the boring exercises found in other such books, replacing them with humor and joy. Dr. Michelli possess a fantastic sense of humor and fun - and nowhere does this stand out more than in the Chapters themselves. His treatment and respect for children as little people was very moving. The book kept me rolling. A reading MUST for caring parents, and those working with children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is fun to read! 5 Mar 1998
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I am really enjoying this book. I discovered earlier this year that structuring situations for the family that are intrinsically hilarious was a wonderful experience for us. We had our Xmas picture taken this year with our dog and all had hairbands with antlers attached (including the dog). It was hoot from start to finish. This book has lots of ideas about stuff like that to do - in my opinion that is the best part of the book - as opposed to the advice part, which is less interesting and more like the typical self-help book.
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