Now Say This: The Right Words to Solve Every Parenting Dilemma

Front Cover
Scribe Publications, Jun 14, 2018 - Child rearing - 368 pages

A powerful new book that gives flustered parents the exact words to use in any situation.

A toddler meltdown over the wrong pair of trousers, 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 shouting, threatening, bribing, or caving. Now Say Thissolves 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 Thisaddresses issues such as:

  • tantrums
  • sibling relationships
  • screen time
  • bedtime

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 Thistransforms remarkable ideas into practical how-tos that busy parents can use right away.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2018)

Heather Turgeon, MFT, is a psychotherapist who writes about child development and parenting. Her writing has appeared on

Julie Wright, MFT, is one of Los Angeles' best-known parenting group leaders, and has taught thousands of moms in her popular Wright Mommy and Me groups at the celebrated Pump Station & Nurtury. Julie is a psychotherapist whose work focuses on empathic, mindful parenting; attachment; and sleep. She has specialised training and experience in the 0-to-3 years, interning at Cedars Sinai Early Childhood Center and LA Child Guidance Clinic. Julie lives in Los Angeles with her son, and visits her East Coast family often

Bibliographic information