ParentingLets Make a Game of It

ParentingLets Make a Game of It

by Karen Thurm Safran

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Want to make parenting easier? This entertaining, easy to read book of whimsical stories shows playful ways to turn everyday parenting challenges into fun, learning experiences. Get ready for even the most strong-willed toddlers, kindergarteners, and school-age children to willingly listen.

This is not your typical parenting book. Written for busy parents, it reads like fiction with a "let's-be-real" humorous tone, and each standalone story takes only 5-10 minutes to read. This creative, playful approach makes parenting easier, empowers children, and connects families. As a result, you'll avoid confrontations, end arguments, encourage cooperation, and even get kids to help around the house. Goodbye nagging, yelling, and getting into power struggles.

Like most parents, the mom in this book faces daily stressful situations during her kids' preschool through elementary school years. Her children are not listening, not cooperating, and having meltdowns. When she changes her approach, things quickly improve. Soon her kids willingly listen. Tension turns to quality time. And life becomes more playful.

The author, a mom with two grown kids, has spent her life immersed in this playful approach. She wrote this book to help other families since this technique helped her-even as a stressed-out single parent.

Makes mundane activities and chores more exciting.
  • Calms children when they're afraid, upset, and having temper tantrums.
  • Strengthens family relationships and develops skills to resolve conflict and sibling rivalry.
  • Helps children write, organize, plan projects, and perform other key life skills.
The author learned this playful parenting approach from her parents, and it's how she raised her daughter and son. She wrote this book to help other families since this technique helped her, especially as a stressed-out single parent. Whether you're a parent, grandparent, caregiver, or someone who works with children, Parenting-Let's Make a Game of It will spark your playfulness. Tension turns to quality time and life becomes more playful

What are you waiting for? Parenting, let's make a game of it!

Praises and Reviews:
"This is a fabulous book written by a fun mom who knows how to make parenting a game - and makes it easier for everyone! This book contains stories with examples of how to turn a tricky parenting situation from kids whining to engagement and excitement. I'm quickly noticing when I put on a huge smile and make a situation sound fun rather than tedious, my preschooler is much more receptive and we have fewer battles. Two thumbs up from us both!" -Julie S, "Fab Working Mom Life" mommy blogger

"A charming and helpful book for anyone struggling with their young children. Written in a whimsical tone, the book's gentle wisdom unfolds until you discover your ability to loosen up, have fun, and enjoy your kids." -Dr. Fred Luskin, author of "Forgive for Good" and director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects

"This book will help any family deal more effectively with their children. They will find it not only useful but fun as well." -Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, co-author of "Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul"

"I'd definitely recommend checking it out if you are looking for easily -digestible, immediately-implementable parenting tips! The anecdotes in this book help me approach routine outings with a new sense of fun and family teamwork (instead of battling against my kids or begging/bribing for compliance)." -Library Loving Mommy, book blogger

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161186664
Publisher: Karen Thurm Safran
Publication date: 07/08/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Karen Thurm Safran works as a marketing executive in K-12 education technology, making learning fun for kids. She has a BA degree in psychology from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from Santa Clara University. Even though she works in an exciting industry, being a mom is by far her favorite job. As a parent, she gets to apply her problem-solving, organizational, and leadership skills to empower those she loves most-her two children.

When Karen's children were young, she found that parenting became more enjoyable, rewarding, and empowering when she used a positive and playful style, innovatively creating games to deal with everyday challenges. She wrote Parenting-Let's Make a Game of It in memory of her parents, and to spark playful parenting, encourage out-of-the-box thinking, and ease frustrating moments.

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