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You Can Start a Revolution in Your Family . . . Tonight

ScreamFree Parenting is not just about lowering your voice. It’s about learning to calm your emotional reactions and learning to focus on your own behavior more than your kids’ behavior . . . for their benefit. Our biggest enemy as parents is not the TV, the Internet, or even drugs. Our biggest enemy is our own emotional reactivity. When we say we “lost it” with our kids, the “it” in that sentence is our own adulthood. And then we wonder why our kids have so little respect for us, why our kids seem to have all the power in the family.

It’s time to do it differently. And you can. You can start to create and enjoy the types of calm, mutually respectful, and loving relationships with your kids that you’ve always craved. You can begin to revolutionize your family, starting tonight.

Parenting is not about kids, it’s about parents.
If you’re not in control, then you cannot be in charge.
What every kid really needs are parents who are able to keep their cool no matter what.

Easier said than done? Not anymore, thanks to ScreamFree Parenting, the principle-based approach that’s inspiring parents everywhere to truly revolutionize their family dynamics. Moving beyond the child-centered, technique-based approaches that ultimately fail, the ScreamFree way compels you to:

focus on yourself
calm yourself down, and
grow yourself up

By staying calm and connected with your kids, you begin to operate less out of your deepest fears and more out of your highest principles, revolutionizing your relationships in the process.

ScreamFree Parenting is not just another parenting book. It’s the first parenting
book that maintains—from beginning to end—that parenting is NOT about kids . . . it’s about parents. As parents pay more attention to controlling their own behavior instead of their kids’ behavior, the result is stronger, more rewarding, and more fulfilling family relationships.

For those of you reading who are parents, know parents, or have had parents, the notion that the greatest thing you can do for your children is to learn to focus on yourself may sound strange, even heretical. It’s not. Here’s why: we are the only ones we can control. We cannot control our kids—we cannot control the behavior of any other human being. And yet, so many “experts” keep giving us more tools (“techniques”) to help us try to do just that. And, of course, the more we try to control, the more out of control our children become.

“Don’t make me come up there.” “Don’t make me pull this car over.” “How many times do I have to tell you?” Even our language suggests that our kids have control over us.
It’s no wonder that we end up screaming. Or shutting down. Or simply giving up. And the charts, refrigerator magnets, family meetings, and other techniques in most typical parenting books just don’t work. They end up making us feel more frustrated and more powerless in this whole parenting thing.

This practical, effective guide for parents of all ages with kids of all ages introduces proven principles for overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of connection and cooperation. Well-written in an engaging, conversational tone, the book is sensible, straightforward, and based on the experiences of hundreds of actual families. It will help all parents become calming authorities in their homes, bring peace to their families today, and give kids what they need to grow into caring, self-directed adults tomorrow.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; Reprint edition (August 19, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767927435
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767927437
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces

Customer Reviews

Love this book!!

3 helpful votes
 on May 8, 2017
By Kathryn Sanchez
I read it with a small group of Mom’s at all different stages of motherhood from un-born to toddlers to teenagers to grown kids. Everyone had great insights in to how each topic applies to each age. Light hearted but some chapters were tough to read for emotions sake. Please read it for yourself. My husband and I are going to read it together now.

Five Stars

3 helpful votes
 on January 23, 2017
By R Schwartz
A thought-provoking read, with real techniques and tips for effecting lasting change. A powerful message, well-expressed.

Great guide

1 helpful vote
 on May 2, 2017
By Kindle Customer

Wonderful advise in this book

1 helpful vote
 on March 27, 2017
By Shopper
Wonderful advise in this book, I’ve read the first few chapters and find it engaging and interesting. So much to think about in this book.

Good book, but wouldn’t buy again.

1 helpful vote
 on May 5, 2017
By SOSxXQuinnXx
It’s a good book, not exactly what I expected nor the condition it was claimed to be in, but none the less still readable. Helped in some areas with my children, but I wouldn’t buy it again honestly.

Different parenting outlook

3 helpful votes
 on October 29, 2013
By Amazon Customer
Reading this book has given me a different out look on parenting. It has made me feel better about taking time for myself and calming myself down before I react and also helping my children grow in having them reflect on the decisions they are making.

Must read

1 helpful vote
 on January 21, 2017
By brandon williams
Great book, we’ll written, and very practical. Used as a textbook or as a leisure read. It is highly recommended

Most definitely worth the read… annually.

1 helpful vote
 on May 8, 2015
By mjr
This is probably a book I’ll want to read/listen to on an annual basis. There are so many good points in here and his approach absolutely falls in line with what I feel our jobs are as parents — to raise independent, functioning adults that THINK and contribute to society. Identify the undesirable cycles and stop them without crushing their egos but rather simply setting the bar/expectations and help guide them in a way where they can eventually reach them.


1 helpful vote
 on May 28, 2016
By Kristen
Amazing book. I use this books advice and I love it.

Practical, Good Advice

3 helpful votes
 on November 13, 2014
By C. Weimer
I got a lot out of this audiobook, the biggest thing was that we are not responsible for our children’s lives and how they behave, rather we are responsible TO them. This is a good reminder as to often we try to micromanage and control and take responsibility for every aspect of our children’s lives. (I know this to be true personally, as a mother to four kids!) It is a big relief to be reminded that we are to do our best by them, but ultimately they will make their own decisions in life.