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4.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 5 4.34 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence J. Cohen Narrator: Lawrence J. Cohen Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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Playful Parenting means joining children in their world of play, focusing on connection and confidence, giggling and roughhousing, and following your child's lead. This audiobook is an exciting approach to raising children that will help you nurture close relationships and solve behavior problems.

Think about the loving gaze of an infant, the no-hold-barred embrace of a toddler, the intimacy of a shared bedtime story, or a silent hand-in-hand walk. These moments of heartfelt connection with our children are part of the great payoff for the hard work of parenting. Yet this connection all too often eludes us. We find ourselves locked in battle instead of joined in partnership. Play can be the long-sought bridge back to that deep emotional bond between parent and child.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/14/2014

    " Filled with stories, anecdotes, and facts, this book is a must-read for any parent seeking to connect with their child and help them develop as unique individuals. It is entertaining, enlightening, and encouraging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexa | 1/28/2014

    " So far, an inspiring book about how to keep play in parenting and use play to help my kids and our relationship (even at a time when I really don't feel like playing). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 1/28/2014

    " really enjoyed this book. Great suggestions of how to use play and humor to get through a lot of different situations and have fun with it! I also really liked reading about raising children from a play therapists viewpoint. The authors writing style was nice too - honest (admits he hates playing barbies and gets bored with some of his daughters games - but provides inspiring ways to get through it) and not preachy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn Coons | 1/26/2014

    " Probably most parents (myself included) could learn a lot from this book, about how to respond differently in a number of different parenting situations. But I think the pendulum has swung to far with this author. Teaching "good judgment" vs. teaching "to obey" is generally a good idea. But my three year old's good judgment is not always going to be good enough and sometimes he's going to need to simply obey. This book doesn't seem to make allowances for that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/11/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book. Some of it is repetitive, but suppossed to be. It made me feel better about my current parenting and gave me some great tips for making it better for my child as she gets a little older. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keely | 1/9/2014

    " Great/useful tips about handling tantrums. While "playful parenting" can't solve all behavioral issues, it does make a lot of sense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arielle | 1/2/2014

    " This is the best parenting book I've read. It's the kind of parent I strive to be. I would recommend it to any parent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Clemons-Porter | 12/24/2013

    " Makes so much sense it is embarassing to think I never thought of it that way with my children. I used to be more like that with my Day camp kids however... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 12/14/2013

    " This guy is a bit goofy, but kids really do laugh at the stuff he says to do and that seems worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MJ07 | 12/3/2013

    " Great book! Supports peaceful parenting and respecting kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy McNamara | 10/10/2013

    " This is sort of "play therapy basics for parents". It's the kind of book that I'm going to read and re-read; it's already been useful for giving me a different perspective on Owen's behavior, and ideas for shaping behavior (besides yelling :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asha | 6/21/2013

    " helping me have fun w/ my parenting. ha! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 4/30/2013

    " This book really opened my eyes to a new (and better) way to interacting with my children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoey Wagner | 4/28/2013

    " great reference for a frustrated, tired parent "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/17/2013

    " Important discussion of the importance of play in children's emotional and intellectual development. I had several, "So that's why A does X" moments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malaka | 11/4/2012

    " this is the BEST parenting book i have read so far.... i love love love love his philosophies & approaches towards children.... i wish i could sit with him one on one and absorb his playful energy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronee | 7/13/2012

    " I didn't finish ... had to return to the library .. but enjoyed what I read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 4/7/2012

    " Good but repetitive "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gingeraltoids | 9/9/2011

    " Great book, a totally different FUN and PLAYFUL take on parenting! Excellent illustrative scenarios and techniques that any parent can apply immediately. I highly recommend this book, particularly because the playful approach has been helpful when dealing with my toddler son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannette | 8/3/2011

    " I've only read a few chapters of this so far. And it's revolutionizing how I interact with my toddler! *thumbs up!* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ldutson | 6/16/2011

    " I really am enjoying this book. It has made mine and Brandon's relationship much funner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 5/24/2011

    " This guy is a bit goofy, but kids really do laugh at the stuff he says to do and that seems worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 4/30/2011

    " Makes so much sense it is embarassing to think I never thought of it that way with my children. I used to be more like that with my Day camp kids however... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 4/17/2011

    " A great reminder on how to get in touch with the kiddos, especially if playfulness doesn't particularly come easy for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacklyn | 3/29/2011

    " Probably the best parenting book I've ever read. It's enhanced my relationship with Felix and other children immensely! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 3/6/2011

    " A refreshing way of looking at behavior and strategies to improve it and reconnect. The focus is on prevention rather than intervention. Loved the analogy of a cup and connection. Would recommend for parents and those working with children of all ages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/25/2011

    " This is sort of "play therapy basics for parents". It's the kind of book that I'm going to read and re-read; it's already been useful for giving me a different perspective on Owen's behavior, and ideas for shaping behavior (besides yelling :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 2/15/2011

    " Maybe if I read this enough times, I will become this type of parent instead of turning into our home's dictator. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ali | 1/15/2011

    " Has validated EVERYTHING about the kind of parent I want to be. The spirit led me to this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerstin | 1/5/2011

    " An interesting look at the importance of playing with our children. It made me rethink my priorities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MJ | 10/31/2010

    " Great book! Supports peaceful parenting and respecting kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 10/30/2010

    " While I found it repetitive at times, the author does a good job driving home his central message. We have to play with our kids in a focused manner on a daily basis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cambrie | 10/3/2010

    " Great parenting book. Way more than "this is why you should play with your child". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phoebe | 8/26/2010

    " Most useful parenting book I've read so far. It gave me insight into my 9-year-old ward's behavior AND was helpful in addressing it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 8/23/2010

    " This was a great book about ways kids play and the emotions that they express through it. I highly reccomend it! "

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