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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (304 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Gray Narrator: John Gray Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN: 9780060856410
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In his travels, lectures, and seminars, the book John Gray has been most often asked to write is a parenting book. After years of serious thought, workshops, and practical applications, John Gray has created a brilliantly original and effective system that he calls positive parenting, for children of all ages, from birth though the teenage years. Completing the notion that Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, he adds. . .and Children Are from Heaven.

John Gray has discovered that children today do not need to be motivated by fear of punishment. Instead, they can easily be motivated by reward and the natural, healthy desire to please their parents.

Children Are from Heaven covers the different skills of positive parenting to help improve communication, increase cooperation, and motivate your children. Central to this new approach to parenting are the five positive messages your children need to learn again and again:

  • It's okay to be different
  • It's okay to make mistakes
  • It's okay to express negative emotions
  • It's okay to want more
  • It's okay to say no, but remember mom and dad are the bosses

When these messages are put into practice—and John Gray shows you how—your children will develop the necessary skills for successful living: forgiveness of others and themselves, sharing, delayed gratification, self-esteem, patience, persistence respect for others and themselves, cooperation compassion, confidence, and the ability to be happy. With this new approach, you will be allowing your children to develop fully during each stage of their growth.

John Gray's reassuring message is that children are from heaven and they already have within themselves what they need to grow. Your job as a parent is to support that process. By applying the five messages and different skills of positive parenting, your children will receive what they need to become more cooperative, confident, and compassionate.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In the hypnotic style of a therapist, Gray gradually replaces parental advice with empathy, and an emphasis on obedience with an emphaisis on cooperation, supplying a new repertoire of one-liners and age-, gender- and temperament-specific suggestions along the way. While placing the entire responsibility for children’s behavior on their parents’ shoulders, this book essentially simplifies the business of parenting in order to enable children to grow into their strongest, most responsible selves.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Though he holds children accountable for their actions, [Gray] focuses on preserving a child’s sense of security, which he believes is essential for children to make self-directed choices, rather than just complying begrudgingly with the demands of authority figures. He is eloquent about the differences between boys and girls and between children at different ages and points out crucial considerations for providing parenting structure and support. One of the best audio guides available on staying centered and effective as a parent.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S.A. | 2/16/2014

    " Best book on parenting I've read... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth E | 2/15/2014

    " I really enjoyed this perspective on a different way to raise children. We can all stand to learn some of these lessons, as I think many of us were raised with spankings, wooden spoons, and threats about waiting until our Dad gets home... I definitely want to read more on this subject. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/9/2014

    " I feel my parenting over the last four years has been secretly video-recorded, watched and analyzed, and then the information gleaned and sent back in time to be put into this book. This book has helped encourage me and offer solutions to problem areas in an amazing way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fraya | 2/8/2014

    " Would love to give up sooner... But I bought this book so far. I am not myself when i read this book, neither was the example is special nor realistic in making the parent move as a leader. No age is specific addressed to the treatment, so that alone left me confuse. Hopeless. I realize....i'm just not one of those parents who could put up an effort to turned her head around at some methods that are simply wasn't in her traits. Am gonna have to put this down for a while, the explanations are even exhausting to comprehend, example : how time outs are actually different than giving your kid a time to cool-off. (????) but hey...it's nice to know a different approach of parenting... It really is, somewhat inspiring at certain edges. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fanny | 1/31/2014

    " I felt quite disappointed and did not even finish reading this book. Some of the advice are interesting but others seem pretty unrealistic to me. I agree with Gray's approach of avoiding punishment, physical or psychological, but his method has not convinced me fully. The practical examples he gives on how to speak to children seem very unlikely to me. Furthermore, the book is quite repetitive and lengthy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany | 1/23/2014

    " LOVE this book! A truly love based approach to parenting that really resonates with me. Chad is also reading it right now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aspasia | 1/16/2014

    " In this book John Gray advocates positive parenting skilss versus using the fear/punishment method. I gave this book 3 stars because I found at least 5 grammatical errors! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolinebeck | 1/12/2014

    " the world would be a better place if all parents read this and followed his advice "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doni Siswanto | 12/25/2013

    " "Lord, help me to train my son.." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 12/22/2013

    " light, good nighttime reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/20/2013

    " A little heavy on the generalizing (children "today" versus children "back then", for example), but he offers at least some reasonable advice. Also offers some weird advice/explanations, like "if your children are having tantrums in public, they aren't getting enough time outs at home"...?! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marissa | 12/10/2013

    " LOVED this book another work of art from the grand doctor himself. Would recommend it to any parent or anyone!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shauna | 5/11/2013

    " I skimmed this book more than read it so this rating may not be fair. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abdulrahman Elsharqawy | 3/9/2013

    " Positive Parenting Skills for Raising Cooperative, Confident, and Compassionate Children "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie ♥ | 11/16/2012

    " I would really like to give this book 3 1/2 stars. I agree with some of his ideasl, but not others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kara | 10/7/2012

    " I hated this book. I couldn't even finish it. Very opinionated and full of crap. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elle Blair | 7/28/2012

    " My husband and I both read this book and it really helped us to unify our ideas about parenting. The writing itself can be a bit repetitive but the information made it well worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 10/9/2011

    " There's some good info in this book but SO MANY errors - typos, missing words, extra words. It was unbelievable!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elfrieda | 8/8/2011

    " this book has inspired me to treat children with proper ways "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 6/30/2011

    " This book was ok... it repeated a lot of what I learned from other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan McGuinness | 4/25/2011

    " Let those five messages sink in and the skills to back them up "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 2/19/2011

    " Listening to on audiobook. Always looking for hints to handling my current issues with kids. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Farah | 2/17/2011

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amal | 2/3/2011

    " A lovely book if you have kids! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Efi | 12/30/2010

    " Listening to audiobook version. Always something to consider.
    Practicing different ways of wording guidance so It doesn't sound as bossy and it creates less resistance.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolinebeck | 11/7/2010

    " the world would be a better place if all parents read this and followed his advice "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany | 5/10/2010

    " LOVE this book! A truly love based approach to parenting that really resonates with me. Chad is also reading it right now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saleem | 12/8/2009

    " Around me I still see people treating children like they were treated this is a good insight into thinking about how they should be treated, that is all! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aspasia | 4/26/2009

    " In this book John Gray advocates positive parenting skilss versus using the fear/punishment method. I gave this book 3 stars because I found at least 5 grammatical errors! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 3/20/2009

    " This is the book that I wished my parents had read when I was a kid. It speaks to many of the issues I have with parenting and I can say that by implementing several of the suggestions I am a much better person in general and have better relationships with my kids too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S.A. | 1/12/2009

    " Best book on parenting I've read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie | 12/29/2008

    " I would really like to give this book 3 1/2 stars. I agree with some of his ideasl, but not others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 11/2/2008

    " A great parenting book. He teaches "let children be children" and I learned not to try to force my kids to become what I wanted them to be. Children are like seeds, already pre-programmed to be who ever they are. Our job is to nurture them to become the best version of them selves. "

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About the Author
Author John Gray

John Gray, PhD, is the bestselling relationship author of all time. He has written more than fifteen bestselling books, including Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, one of the bestselling books of the last decade. In the past two decades, over forty million Mars Venus books have been sold in over forty-five languages throughout the world. An expert in the field of communication, Gray’s focus is to help men and women understand, respect, and appreciate their differences in both personal and professional relationships. He has appeared on Oprah, Today, Good Morning America, the Early Show, the View, Politically Incorrect, Larry King, and other programs. He has been profiled in Newsweek, Time, Forbes, USA Today, TV Guide, People, and New Age Journal, among other publications. In addition to being a certified family therapist, Gray is a consulting editor of the Family Journal and a member of the Distinguished Advisory Board of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. In 2001 he received the Smart Marriages Impact Award. He lives with his wife and family in Northern California.