"An UPBEAT, MODERN GUIDE WITH CLASSIC ROOTS"

FOREWORD REVIEWS

Hello, ParentShifters, and welcome! Here you'll find information and news about our upcoming book, ParentShift: Ten Universal Truths That Will Change the Way You Raise Your Kids (May 2019, Brown Paper Press). Please take a look around. Make yourselves at home. And feel free to reach out with any and all questions. In a world filled with hyperlinks, urls and meta data, we could all use some human contact.

ParentShift offers a satisfying new approach to raising confident, healthy, whole human beings, from toddler to teen. Groundbreaking in both its scope and methodology, ParentShift challenges some of our most popular disciplinary tools. The book hits shelves May 7, 2019.

"should be on every family's bookshelf."

— LAURA MARKHAM, author of Happy Parent, Peaceful Kids

When Wendy Thomas Russell took Ty and Linda Hatfields' parenting class in 2010, she was looking for a few new tools. What she got was a life-changing experience.

"A MUST-READ."

— BARBARA COLOROSO, author of KIDS ARE WORTH IT!

The PROCESS

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.

"INCREDIBLY POWERFUL. "

— Naomi Aldort, author of Raising our Children, Raising Ourselves

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 Galleys!

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

Viral video

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.

"Brilliant!"

— Vanessa Lapointe, author of Discipline Without Damage

“You owe it to yourself to learn fROm these masters.”

— Vickie Falcone, author of Buddha Never Raised Kids & Jesus Didn't Drive Carpool

This mom meant well, but modern science is telling us how to parent — and, guys, it doesn't look like this.