ParentShift: Ten Universal Truths That Will Change the Way You Raise Your Kids is a comprehensive guidebook offering a refreshing new approach to raising confident, healthy, whole human beings, from toddler to teen.
All children ― regardless of geography, ethnicity or socio-economic status ― are bound together by ten universal truths. These truths account for the vast majority of children's everyday behavior, both positive and negative. ParentShift explains these truths and then offers countless practical tools that work with them. instead of against them. The result is fewer problems, stronger parent-child relationships and happier families.
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 makes ParentShift different?
Unlike most parenting books on the market, ParentShift' is positive, practical and widely applicable — whether your child is four or fourteen. We meet you where you are — whether you have a strong set of skills already, or whether your relationship with your child needs a complete reboot. Our tools are simple, easy to use and — most importantly— based on communication, rather than manipulation. Built around ten universal truths that apply to all children everywhere, ParentShift shows parents how to anticipate behavior changes in their children — and how to handle them.
Some of today's most popular parenting techniques — including those used by many well-known experts — are known to drive deep wedges in the parent-child relationship. These very points of disconnection contribute to a host of problems down the road — including depression, drug abuse, early sex, reckless behavior, low self-esteem and even self-harm. Some children are more naturally resilient than others. But will yours be? There are lots of ways to deal with children's behavior without poisoning their long-term health. ParentShift shows you how.
• Bed time • Bath time • Chores
• Hitting • Ignoring boundaries
• Power struggles • Screen time
• Sibling rivalry • Violating limits
• Tantrums • So much more
• Addiction • Anxiety • Depression
• Eating disorders • Early sex
• Negative self-esteem • Negative self-talk • Relationship dysfunction
• Self-harm • So much more
• Affection • Cooperation • Empathy • Forgiveness • Fun • Gratitude
• Honesty • Mutual respect • Trust
• Open communication
• Understanding • So much more
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.