Now Say This: the right words to solve every parenting dilemma

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Scribe Publications Pty Limited, Jun 14, 2018 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages

A powerful new parenting book that gives flustered parents the exact words to use to solve any sticky parenting situation!

Language is powerful and the exact words, tone, and non-verbal communication parents use when trying to move through a stuck moment with their child means everything. Now Say This guides parents through the authors highly practical approach to effectively communicating with children, which they call ALP, also known as Acknowledge, Limit set, and Problem-solve. Now Say This also discusses the power of words in all of our daily conversations. Each chapter addresses a different aspect of parenting (i.e. bedtime, mealtime, sibling conflicts, body conversations, and more) and includes actual scripts and precise language for parents to use to set limits with empathy and use conversations as opportunities for learning.

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About the author (2018)

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.

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