"INCREDIBLY POWERFUL. "
— Naomi Aldort, author of Raising our Children, Raising Ourselves
ParentShift: Ten Universal Truths That Will Change the Way You Raise Your Kids (May 2019, Brown Paper Press) is an extraordinary guidebook offering a refreshing new approach to raising confident, healthy, whole human beings from toddler to teen. The book challenges some of our most popular disciplinary tools — including punishments, threats, bribery and rewards — and dismantles the pervasive myths that have given rise to these tactics. Dozens of "new" tools are offered instead, designed to help parents solve virtually any household challenge while strengthening the parent-child relationship and protecting each child's self-esteem.
ParentShift is for any parent who is — because of a ready and constant stream of misinformation — feeling stuck in an "old-paradigm" parenting model. Learn to set limits and boundaries, curtail power struggles, respond to outbursts, prevent high-risk behavior down the road and so much more...
"An UPBEAT, MODERN GUIDE WITH CLASSIC ROOTS"
— FOREWORD REVIEWS
"ParentShift is aptly named. It is an encyclopedic exploration of the most effective methods for giving children the courage to realize their full potential."
— Adele Faber, co-author of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
Coming Soon! The ParentShift Solutions Process is an interactive flowchart, of sorts, designed to key you into what's causing your child's challenging behavior, and offering up the appropriate toolkits.
NEWs & INFORMATION
Feb. 1, 2019
OUR FIRST OFFICIAL REVIEW
Foreword Reviews calls ParentShift "an upbeat, modern guide with classic roots" in a great review that will run in May/June 2019 issue. We've also received some really wonderful endorsements, which you can find here. Off to a great start!
Jan. 14, 2019
The galley proofs for ParentShift arrived this week. We are thrilled. This was not an easy book to put together — lots of components, lots of design elements. Lots and lots (and lots) of complications. Getting it together required some luck and fortitude. But Brown Paper Press, along with two fantastic designers — Alban Fischer and Gary Rosenberg — made it happen. Phew! Now, let's just hope the reviewers like it as much as we do.
Jan. 1, 2019
Last year, the PBS NewsHour and Facebook came together to produce a video (part of a series) called "Let Me Explain: Timeouts" and featuring Wendy Thomas Russell. The video was watched by more than 6.5 million people and shared more than 73,000 times. Lots of the commenters said something to effect of: "Okay, so you want to take away my timeouts. What am I supposed to do instead?" We sure hope those folks plan to read ParentShift. Because that's where all the answers are.
"should be on every family's bookshelf."
— LAURA MARKHAM, author of Happy Parent, Peaceful Kids
— Vanessa Lapointe, author of Discipline Without Damage
— BARBARA COLOROSO, author of KIDS ARE WORTH IT!