Last Updated on June 18, 2018 by Jenny Pena
Parenting Vlog #1
Because my friends made me do it…here is parenting vlog #1
Ok yes, but no really, this is how the idea sprouted…
2 sister friends and I gathered for a long night of feasting and chatting. Our children total of 9 altogether playing awesomely with some hiccups here and there, the usual spouts of mischief.
Being moms of course our conversation touches upon parenting, and a friend mentions a book she has. Before I know it I’m handed said book, asked to please read it and message them tips as I go along.
My thoughts then go to well, of course I want to help. Not just them but as many women as I can. But first, lets see if this book is actually going to help ME!
And so I neglected the book…just being honest!
I read another book one of my sister friends let me borrow…then I felt guilty and decided…”just pick it up and read!”
Good thing I did because it’s actually a really helpful book! I mean I have only read Part 1 and am looking forward to reading the rest!
Faithful friend as I am I sent my first notes to my friend and told her I’m thinking of doing the parenting Vlog. Her excitement encouraged me to just go ahead and do it..imperfect and all…because the truth is..parenting is imperfect!
So join me on this journey mamas! Let’s stop the yelling and connect better with our children!
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Here’s the book!
Info from Amazon:
A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids
Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish.
This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years.
If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.
Dr. Laura Markham is the author of the book Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, which continues to rack up 5 star reviews on Amazon, attesting to the power of her relationship-based approach to parenting. Her second book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life, gives parents the tools to raise children who are kind to each other, who can work out the conflicts that inevitably arise, and who can build rewarding relationships not only with their siblings but with everyone in their lives. Her latest book, the Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids WORKBOOK, gives parents the tools to more deeply connect with their child, set limits with empathy, and stay calm even on those tough days.
Dr. Laura trained as a Clinical Psychologist, earning her PhD from Columbia University. But she’s also a mom, so she translates proven science into the practical solutions you need for the family life you want.
The founding editor of the extensive website AhaParenting.com, Dr. Laura sends a free coaching email three times weekly to over 100,000 parents and contributes to many websites, including Psychology Today, Mothering.com, The Natural Parent Magazine, Pregnancy.org, Girlie Girl Army, and SheKnows.com. She makes frequent TV and radio appearances and has been interviewed for hundreds of articles by publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Newsday, Men’s Health, Redbook and Parents Magazine.
Dr. Laura’s relationship-based parenting model has helped thousands of families across the U.S. and Canada find compassionate, common-sense solutions to everything from separation anxiety and sleep problems to sass talk and cell phones. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and has two terrific kids — now 22 and 26.