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Author: Catherine Pearlman Narrator: Christine Williams Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: August 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781538452905

Publisher Description

This book teaches frustrated, stressed-out parents that selectively ignoring certain behaviors can actually inspire positive changes in their kids.

With all the whining, complaining, begging, and negotiating, parenting can seem more like a chore than a pleasure. Dr. Catherine Pearlman, syndicated columnist and one of America’s leading parenting experts, has a simple yet revolutionary solution: Ignore It!

Dr. Pearlman’s four-step process returns the joy to child-rearing. Combining highly effective strategies with time-tested approaches, she teaches parents when to selectively look the other way to withdraw reinforcement for undesirable behaviors. Too often we find ourselves bargaining, debating, arguing, and pleading with kids. Instead of improving their children’s behavior, parents are ensuring that it will not only continue but often get worse. When children receive no attention or reward for misbehavior, they realize their ways of acting are ineffective and cease doing it. Using proven strategies supported by research, this book shows parents how to:

  • Avoid engaging in a power struggle
  • Stop using attention as a reward for misbehavior
  • Use effective behavior modification techniques to diminish and often eliminate problem behaviors

Overflowing with wisdom, tips, scenarios, frequently asked questions, and a lot of encouragement, Ignore It! is the parenting program that promises to return bliss to the lives of exasperated parents.

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  • “Narrator Williams’ clear, confident voice conveys the author’s warmth and no-nonsense authority, detailing the ‘ignore it’ action plan at an easy-to-follow pace. She’s almost too successful when mimicking the voices of whining children—the wheedling tones grate, but that is entirely the point. With its snappy style and short length, this will appeal to frustrated parents looking for creative methods to handling their kids.”

    - Booklist (audio review)
  • “Fun to read and written in a parent-to-parent voice, this is a welcome reintroduction of well-tested child-raising methods and should be required reading for all parents.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Pearlman presents a four-step process designed to increase both a child’s self-esteem and parenting satisfaction.”

    - Library Journal
  • “Fun, insightful, straightforward advice that can really make your family life happier.”

    - KJ Dell’Antonia, New York Times “Well Family” columnist
  • “Dr. Pearlman’s book offers parenting advice that is effective in every situation. Chock-full of practical applications, this book will help you ease out of those challenging situations every parent faces.”

    - Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist and author of The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family
  • “I ask three things of the books I read. I want to learn something, I want to laugh, and, when a book is really special, I get to forge a personal connection with a writer for as long as I turn the pages. Catherine Pearlman has given me all three in this book and much more. She’s given me a resource I will refer back to over and over again, both as a writer and a parent.”

    - Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure

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About the Author

Dr. Catherine Pearlman is the founder of the Family Coach, a private practice specializing in helping families resolve everyday problems related to discipline, sleep, and sibling rivalry, among other issues. She is the proud parent of a son in elementary school and a daughter in middle school. Her syndicated Dear Family Coach column has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and many regional parenting magazines. She has appeared on The Today Show, and her advice has been featured in Parenting, Men’s Health, CNN.com, and the Huffington Post. She is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children and families for more than twenty years. She is an assistant professor of social work at Brandman University, and she received a PhD in social welfare from Yeshiva University and a masters of social work from New York University.

About the Narrator

Christine Williams is a singer and actor based in Ashland, Oregon. Her performance credits include productions at regional theaters and on concert stages across the country and around the world, from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Barbican Centre in London to the Aspen Music Festival and the Grotowski Institute in Poland.