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The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure: A Positive Approach to Pushing Your Child to Be Their Best Self Audiobook, by Hendrie Weisinger
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Author: Chris Thurber, Hendrie Weisinger Narrator: Stacy Carolan Publisher: Hachette Go Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2021 ISBN: 9781549184437
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Help your kids reach their true potential and avoid adding extra pressure with this helpful guide that shows you how to gently guide them toward success—while avoiding burnout.

Parents instinctively push their kids to succeed. Yet well-meaning parents can put soul-crushing pressure on kids, leading to under-performance and serious mental health problems instead of social, emotional, and academic success. So where are they going astray?  According to Drs. Chris Thurber and Hendrie Weisinger, it all comes down to asking the right question. Instead of “How much pressure?”, you should be thinking “How do I apply pressure?”


The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure addresses the biggest parenting dilemma of all time: how to push kids to succeed and find happiness in a challenging world without pushing them too far. The solution lies in Thurber and Weisinger’s eight methods for transforming harmful pressure to healthy pressure.


Each transformation is enlivened by case studies, grounded in research, and fueled by practical strategies that you can start using right away.  By upending conventional wisdom, Thurber and Weisinger provide you with the revolutionary guide you need to nurture motivation, improve your interactions with your child, build deep connections, sidestep cultural pitfalls, and, ultimately, help your kids become their best selves. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure is the rare parenting book that respects both parents and children. Instead of simply applauding parental pressure as the key to success or dismissing it as cruel and ineffective, Thurber and Weisinger walk their readers through the theory and practice of parenting happy, successful children. A tour de force.”

    Abby Freireich and Brian Platzer, authors of Taking the Stress out of Homework

  • “Parental Pressure is often detrimental to a child’s desire to participate in sports. This book provides parent the tools to transform parental pressure into a positive force that will encourage your child to follow their passion and perform their best, be it on the soccer field or school field.”

    Gregg Bernhalter, head coach, U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team

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About the Author

Hendrie Weisinger is a world-renowned psychologist. He has spent three decades helping individuals and their organizations enhance personal and work effectiveness through innovative applications of psychology with his book The Genius of Instinct. He is also the author of Emotional Intelligence at Work, The Emotionally Intelligenct Financial Advisor, Dr. Weisinger’s Anger Workout Book, and the New York Times bestselling Nobody’s Perfect, among others.