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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martha Heineman Pieper, William J. Pieper Narrator: Suzanne Toren, George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 1999 ISBN: 9781440768453
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No wonder Smart Love has gotten media attention galore and was even recommended by Ann Landers. The smart love approach offers a new and better way to steer through the extremes of “tough love” and unbridled permissiveness. Parents and children alike will benefit from these innovative principles for raising happy and responsible adults. The good news is that no matter how unhappy or difficult children may be, it is not too late to create positive, loving relationships. Smart Love provides practical guidelines for using loving regulation to respond to a child’s daily needs at each developmental stage. From infancy to adolescence, the authors show you how to appeal to children’s strongest desire. The Piepers draw from decades of experience as parents and therapists. Their approach is based on extensive research into the nature of the child and the ingredients needed for healthy emotional development. With clarity and conviction, acclaimed narrators Suzanne Toren and George Guidall present the respected husband-wife therapist team’s inspiring message. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Excellent suggestions on how to be nurturing and compassionate, so that you can help your child become well-adjusted and happy.”

    Ann Landers

  • Smart Love is a terrific book of practical tips, psychological insights, and wise childrearing philosophy.”

    Joan Ganz Cooney, cofounder of Sesame Workshop and originator of Sesame Street

  • “Martha and William Pieper focus on every parent’s desire: the happiness of their children. They recognize that the best thing parents can do to achieve that goal is to provide love and attention in ways their children can understand and use. They encourage the long-term view of development that speaks to children’s deep feelings of worthiness rather than to the here-and-now of how the child is behaving. The Pieper’s approach to parenting makes the process easier and more pleasurable for both children and parents. This book is a great overview as well as a resource for solving problems.”

    Barbara T. Bowman, executive director, Erikson Institute for Early Childhood Education

  • “Martha and William Pieper have performed a real service for parents, grandparents, and all who are entrusted with the care of children. The Piepers cut through the maze of conflicting and confusing advice offered to all of us about child development, and they offer practical, balanced guidance based on years of study and experience. I’m especially pleased with the long view the authors take, with a focus on preparing children to be successful in life. I wish I’d had this book when my children were small, but I’m delighted to have it now for a better understanding of my grandchildren.”

    Horace B. Deets, executive director, AARP

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alba | 11/18/2013

    " I read this book probably 4-5 years ago before I knew anything about attachment parenting. I remember liking it and thinking it was the best parenting book I had read thus far. I have meant to go back and re-read it now that I have adopted the attachment parenting style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spencer | 2/20/2012

    " This is one of the best parenting books I've ever read, helps me understand how a child develops better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 5/17/2011

    " really good for learning how kids need us to act like responsible adults! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Edwards | 3/16/2011

    " Discipline, not punishment. This is a great book for all parents who want to help their children learn self-discipline, in a loving (but not lenient) way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 1/3/2011

    " This is a must for parents. It dispels the myth that the twos have to be terrible and provides moms and dads with the confidence to parent with--not against--your instincts. It is backed up by decades of experience by this husband and wife team of psychiatrists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alba | 7/12/2010

    " I read this book probably 4-5 years ago before I knew anything about attachment parenting. I remember liking it and thinking it was the best parenting book I had read thus far. I have meant to go back and re-read it now that I have adopted the attachment parenting style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spencer | 9/25/2009

    " This is one of the best parenting books I've ever read, helps me understand how a child develops better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 9/7/2008

    " Discipline, not punishment. This is a great book for all parents who want to help their children learn self-discipline, in a loving (but not lenient) way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffiany | 7/13/2008

    " really good for learning how kids need us to act like responsible adults! "

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About the Narrators

Suzanne Toren has recorded hundreds of audiobooks and has earned twenty-nine Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She has received the Narrator of the Year Award for her audiobook recordings for the Library of Congress. She has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters in works penned by Shakespeare, Molière, and Arthur Miller. She has also appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas.

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.