Screamfree Parenting: Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool (Screamfree Living) Paperback – 30 Mar 2005
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"Whew! What a relief--a fresh approach to parenting that eliminates the battles, the bickering, the frustrations and guilt while allowing children the space to learn and grow. It's inventive and doable...parents stay calm, connected, and in control--a miracle. In Screamfree Parenting Hal Runkel gives you the tools to take care of yourself so you can take better care of your growing children. Every parent needs this book--it changes how you think about parenting...and how you parent. You'll wonder why you ever raised your voice or broke a promise."
--Susan Newman, Ph.D.,
"The book gives many principles for overcoming anxiety and to start a new path of connection with your kids. It includes thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter." --Parents
-The book gives many principles for overcoming anxiety and to start a new path of connection with your kids. It includes thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter.- --Parents
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Hal Edward Runkel is a licensed marriage and family therapist, relationship coach, seminar speaker, and organizational consultant. As founding principal of ScreamFree Living, Inc., Hal presents ScreamFree programs to audiences nationwide and appears frequently in the media. He has earned a master's in theological studies, as well as a master's in marriage and family therapy from Abilene Christian University. Hal and his wife, Jenny, live with their two children in the Atlanta area. More resources are available at www.ScreamFree.com.From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top customer reviews
I disagreed with some of the boundary and limit setting examples, because it really felt as a disguised form a cruelty.
If you are not a screamer parenting, relatively calm and so forth, then you don't need this book.
Review is by Ramiel Nagel author of Healing Our Children: Because Your New Baby Matters! Sacred Wisdom for Preconception, Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting (ages 0-6) &Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition (First Edition).
You can imagine what these kids are going to be like when their parents are ill or die. They'll feel like the world has ended. Is that any way to be a parent? I don't think so.
I like having children who become responsible, effective adults. I have four of them, and I'm happy with how it all turned out.
At the opposite end, you see parents going nuts because their two-year-old drops a spoon on the floor in a restaurant . . . again . . . and again . . . and again. We've all been there. We've all wanted to go nuts. But it's not good for anyone if you do.
ScreamFree Parenting gives you solid, realistic advice for how to handle those years from 2-18 so that your children end up the way you would like them to be . . . as themselves in a responsible life. . . and not as robots ordered around by you.
Hal Runkel does a good job of explaining how setting limits, letting children make mistakes and learn, and being calm make for a wonderful difference. I was reminded of the importance of calm last week when our local high school put on a one act play written by the students that described a 9 year-old girl being driven crazy by her parents' fights. Calm is good for children. They will eventually learn calmness from you . . . if you are a good role model.
So start to help your kids . . . by working on you!
I wish I had read this book when I was a new father. It would have saved lots of anxiety for everyone.
Nice going, Mr. Runkel
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