Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting: Five Strategies That End the Daily Battles and Get Kids to Listen the First Time

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Penguin, Apr 30, 2013 - Family & Relationships - 448 pages
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Tired of nagging, pleading, negotiating, or yelling just to get your kids to do the simple things you ask? You don’t need to be a Tiger Mom or a Helicopter Parent. There is a better way.

Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting brings the joy back into family life and helps parents to raise confident, responsible adults.

Based on her forty-plus years of experience, behavioral specialist NoŽl Janis-Norton outlines a clear, step-by-step plan that will help any parent raise a child who is cooperative and considerate, confident and self-reliant. Transform your family life with these five strategies: Descriptive Praise, Preparing for Success, Reflective Listening, Never Ask Twice and Rewards and Consequences. You’ll begin to see results almost immediately:

• Kids start cooperating the first time you ask
• Mornings, bedtimes, mealtimes and homework all become easier
• Even very resistant kids start saying” yes” instead of “no”

Full of examples and stories from real parents, this book offers the complete toolkit for achieving peaceful, productive parenting. Parents who have read How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk or Positive Parenting will appreciate NoŽl’s battle-tested methods and easy-to-follow strategies.


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Contents

Acknowledgments
What Makes Modern Parenting So Stressful and What We
You
The Most Powerful Motivator
Simple Techniques That Prevent Most
How to Minimize Whining
The SixStep Method That Teaches Children
How to Stop Misbehavior in Its Tracks
Transforming Fussy Eating and Improving Table
Reducing Squabbles Helping Children
Getting Back in Charge of the Electronics in Your
Making It HassleFree
Fostering
Improving Willingness Teaching Teamwork
Ending the Day Peacefully
Resources

Following Through to Minimize
Using the Five

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About the author (2013)

NoŽl Janis-Norton is the founder and director of the Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting Centre in London. She divides her time between the UK and the US.

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