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3.00091996320147 out of 53.00091996320147 out of 53.00091996320147 out of 53.00091996320147 out of 53.00091996320147 out of 5 3.00 (1,087 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hal Edward Runkel Narrator: Hal Edward Runkel Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9780739357217
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A new recording for the 10th anniversary of this parenting staple, on how parents can control their own behavior instead of unsuccessfully attempting to control their kids. Now with new information on keeping your cool in the digital age, examining the new wave of calm parenting, and dealing with defiant teens.

WANT A PEACEFUL HOME?
 
If you’re like most parents, what you want right now is pretty simple: an effective plan for getting your kids to behave and be happy. You’re probably looking for something else as well – something a little deeper. Like many other parents all over the world, you want to know you’re doing a good job. You want to feel like you can handle anything. You want to feel confident, competent, and hopeful for the future, for both your kids and yourself. (Oh, and along the way, you’d like a little peace, quiet, and respect as well.)

All of the above are possible, even probable, if you can learn to become “Screamfree.” You can have the structured, rewarding home life you’ve always craved, with respectful kids who are responsible for their own actions. All you have to do is learn to pause, so you can respond more and react less. It really is that simple. Once you learn to control your own emotions and behavior, your children will soon learn how to control theirs. 

Now is your chance to join thousands of other parents in a movement of calmer parenting. This practical, effective guide for parents with kids of all ages introduces proven principles for overcoming the stress and anxiety of parenting, forged in the personal trenches of countless Screamfree families.  The new, revised edition includes updated practical applications of the foundational ScreamFree principles, a new chapter on parenting in the digital age, and a comprehensive Q&A section dealing with everything from behavioral problems to allowances and chores. 

A peaceful home is closer than you think. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Whew! What a relief—a fresh approach to parenting that eliminates the battles, the bickering, the frustrations and guilt while allowing children the space to learn and grow. It’s inventive and doable…parents stay calm, connected, and in control—a miracle. In Screamfree Parenting Hal Runkel gives you the tools to take care of yourself so you can take better care of your growing children. Every parent needs this book—it changes how you think about parenting…and how you parent. You’ll wonder why you ever raised your voice or broke a promise. Susan Newman, Ph.D., author of Little Things Long Remembered: Making Your Children Feel Special Every Day.

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misty Lambert | 2/16/2014

    " this is probably one of the best parenting books I have ever read. It is also one I could stand to read again. Not only does it talk about ways to be a better parent, it also gave me knowledge I needed to deal with some of my anxiety. It is a GREAT book! Good for parents of kids of all ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niccole Randle | 2/15/2014

    " This book was interesting. I had a tough time with some of his thoughts on parenting, I guess that shows why I needed it ;-) I would reccomend this book to anyone who is thinking of or has children. It is a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 2/12/2014

    " I was skeptical at first thinking that I had tried the calm approach and failed often. However after reading this and not giving up with this tactic, their does seem to be some difference in at least my seven year olds responses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casie | 1/30/2014

    " Don't judge a book by it's title. This book does not, as it would seem, focus on the removal of bad behavior. It focuses on a paradigm shift with caring for yourself first, so you can best respond to the natural seasons of childhood. In the car, I mostly listen to non-fiction books about parenting, etc. and I rarely review them. But this is one that I'd recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leilah | 1/22/2014

    " Started out promising but very few practical tips. I liked the premise, but no follow through! Also seemed targeted more to older kids for the most part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audra | 1/15/2014

    " This is one of the best parenting books I've read. His message is simple: Take care of yourself first, and you will better be able to take care of your kids. It is so basic, and so true. After all, being able to stay calm is much easier when you're in a good mood than it is when it's the end of the day & you're exhausted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Jean | 1/14/2014

    " I get the daily quotes to my e-mail as well. This is the best practices EVER! I share with so many family and friends who struggle with parenting like me. Must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 12/25/2013

    " One of the best parenting books I've ever read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Schaefer | 11/30/2013

    " i loved this book which is the first one that concentrates on me vs just on my kids. it has been a huge change in my life. Just remember that after 2 weeks the kids will revolt to the change but will come back around once they realize you aren't changing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 11/29/2013

    " Really really great book. Lots of tips and tricks and things to think about so you do not lose your cool with your kids. Making my husband read it as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/25/2013

    " I think the author wanted his tips to sound more revolutionary than they actually are. All in all, a coaching guide on empowering your children to make their decisions that we need to calmly guide them through. A How To in self control for enraged parents, more or less... I found typos in my copy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alecia | 11/16/2013

    " I read this book a while back when Trey was a toddler but I remember it was AMAZING & the tools they teach also work on husbands! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meagan Church | 9/6/2013

    " Helpful advice and inspiration to keep it cool in parenting. But I often felt like the book dealt with kids older than the toddler stage (where I am), so it could've been more useful with direct applications for me if it highlighted the earlier years as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanna | 8/18/2012

    " I really, really liked this book. It had some great ideas, didn't make me feel guilty, and encouraged me to do better at being responsible TO my kids. Read it and you'll know what I mean. There were a few things I didn't necessarily agree with but what book doesn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie C. | 5/26/2011

    " Some good advice. Would probably be better as a print book than audio. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 5/6/2011

    " I was skeptical at first thinking that I had tried the calm approach and failed often. However after reading this and not giving up with this tactic, their does seem to be some difference in at least my seven year olds responses. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cristi | 5/5/2011

    " I have learned absolutely NOTHING from this book. It was a waste of time. I agree that in order to properly take are of your kids, you need to take a look at yourself and go from there. All that this book focused on however, was NOT to do. I didn't need to read a book to figure THAT out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cielle | 5/2/2011

    " This book is less about making your kids behave and more about making yourself behave. I really liked it (and so did Ben). His ideas are practical and I can already see a difference in my home. I am very glad that I picked up this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 4/21/2011

    " Not everything in this book is something I'll implement but the basic concepts were very good and I want to stay calm and connected to my kids, which is the main focus of this book. I enjoyed it and hope to keep it in my system of parenting and read it again to stay focused and calm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/16/2011

    " I get the daily quotes to my e-mail as well. This is the best practices EVER! I share with so many family and friends who struggle with parenting like me. Must read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica | 2/1/2011

    " I stopped reading after the author said to never look your kids in the eyes while talking to them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew | 1/24/2011

    " A good introduction to Family Systems Theory for those who have no exposure to the theories of Murray Bowen. I didn't like the fact that it is continuous plug for the "Screamfree" parenting series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Inder | 1/19/2011

    " Abandon ship! Abandon ship! I just don't care! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misty | 1/18/2011

    " this is probably one of the best parenting books I have ever read. It is also one I could stand to read again. Not only does it talk about ways to be a better parent, it also gave me knowledge I needed to deal with some of my anxiety. It is a GREAT book! Good for parents of kids of all ages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 1/6/2011

    " Some good advice. Would probably be better as a print book than audio. "

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

    " This is a wonderful book for when you need a 5 minute "Mommy Time Out" "

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About the Author

Hal Edward Runkel is a licensed marriage and family therapist, relationship coach, and international speaker. He is founder and President of The ScreamFree Institute—a not-for-profit dedicated to calming the world, one relationship at a time. His principles have already helped thousands of families revolutionize their relationships. He lives with his wife, Jenny, and their two children just outside Atlanta, Georgia.