Do you experience struggles around mealtime, bedtime or getting up in the morning? Do you have trouble setting limits without coming across as a dictator? Do your methods of discipline leave you feeling spent or inadequate?
The problem isn't you. Or your kids. It's your tools.
WHAT IS PARENTSHIFT?
ParentShift is both a book and a philosophy. We teach parents how to solve short-term problems, prevent long-term problems and build strong relationships with kids — all at the same time.
WHAT IS PARENTSHIFT?
ParentShift is both a book and a philosophy. By breaking down all childhood behavior into its component parts, we show parents how to solve their short-term challenges, prevent long-term problems and build strong relationships with their kids — all at the same time.
Solve short-term challenges
Prevent long-term problems
Build strong relationships
ON THE BLOG
ParentShift provides positive, step-by-step solutions to your most unsettling challenges. And our solutions really work — not just for you, but for your kids. Not just in the moment, but forever.
What makes ParentShift different?
Unlike most parenting books on the market, ParentShift' is positive, practical and widely applicable to toddlers as well as teenagers. We meet you where you are — whether you have a strong set of skills already, or your relationship with your child is in need of a reboot.
Even the most passionate, dedicated parents of our generation continue to be hampered — if not sabotaged — by outdated tactics. Many of these tactics seem benign, but have been proven to lead to high-risk behavior, addiction and worse.
A cop, a teacher and a
journalist walk into a bar...
Ty and Linda Hatfield are the founders of Parenting from the Heart, a 21-year-old parent-education program based in Huntington Beach, California. Wendy Thomas Russell is a journalist, author and parenting columnist. The idea for ParentShift was hatched seven years after Wendy took the Hatfields' life-changing course herself.
From left, Wendy Thomas Russell (the journalist), Ty Hatfield (the cop) and Linda Hatfield (the teacher.)
ParentShift is filled with detailed and adaptable, step-by-step instructions. In my house, I get lots of opportunities to practice dealing with things like tantrums and attention-seeking behaviors. Instead of utilizing my previous method of confused emotional reaction, I now get almost excited to execute the pragmatic, prepared plans — and they really work!
— Emily Nielson, adoptive mother of three (ages 6, 7 and 8)
Parentshift is a constant guide for maintaining healthy relationships with my children. I've dealt and still deal with too many toxic relationships. I don't want to have one with my children. For me, ParentShift is more than a parenting book. It's a self-help book. It recharges my batteries.
— Ladaryl Rose, father of three (ages 5, 3 and 11 months)
AWARDS + HONORS
NOW ON AUDIBLE
ParentShift is available in print, digital and audiobook. Narrated by Julie Slater, the audiobook comes with free PDF downloads of the many charts and graphics that appear in the book. It's available at Audible.
“ParentShift 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 & Listen So Kids Will Talk