A powerful new book that gives flustered parents the exact words to use in any situation.
A toddler meltdown over the wrong pair of pants, siblings fighting in the back of the car, constant struggles just to leave the house … Parents have the best intentions to be patient and loving, but in the heat of the moment they often find themselves feeling helpless, desperate, and so frustrated that they resort to yelling, threatening, bribing, or caving. Now Say This solves the dilemma of how to be empathic and effective at once.
Based on their popular 3-step ‘ALP’ model — Attune, Limit Set, Problem Solve — which the authors have taught to thousands of parents in their clinical practice, Now Say This addresses issues such as:
- sibling relationships
- screen time
Best of all, it answers the question ‘Now, what do you actually say?’ using scripts and body-language tips from real-life examples. User-friendly and research based, Now Say This
transforms remarkable ideas into practical how-tos that busy parents can use right away.
About the Author
Heather Turgeon, MFT, is a psychotherapist who writes about child development and parenting. Her writing has appeared on Babble (as the long-running ‘Science of Kids’ column), Salon, The Daily Beast, and others, and she has covered the topic of sleep for many outlets, including as a science writer for the National Sleep Foundation. Heather lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two little ones — both of whom are happy sleepers.
‘A brilliantly practical guide to a style of parenting that’s not only kinder but way more effective. The best way to teach children to listen is to listen to them – which is the start of the simple, powerful three-step process the authors reveal here.’
Julian Treasure, five-time TED speaker and author of How to Be Heard