• Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys

  • The revolutionary programme that transforms family life
  • By: Noël Janis-Norton
  • Narrated by: Noël Janis-Norton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Simple strategies for bringing out the best in boys.

In Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys, parenting expert Noel Janis-Norton explains simple strategies for the unique challenges of raising motivated, cooperative and confident boys. Using the foolproof techniques Noel has developed over many years of working with families, parents can get back in charge. Living with boys can become calmer, easier and happier.

This useful and highly readable book tackles:

  • Self-reliance and common sense
  • Concentration and impulse control
  • Defiance, disrespect or aggression
  • Social skills and peer relationships
  • Dependency on electronics
  • Homework and academic success
  • Empathy and consideration for others
  • Helping around the home

Full of practical suggestions and techniques that work, Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys will help you to transform your relationship with your sons.

For parents of boys aged 3-13.

©2015 Noël Janis-Norton (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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It Works!

To be honest, I was skeptical. I thought, she obviously didn't have a stubborn boy like me. I then tried some of the techniques and they worked instantly. It was like flipping a switch in my son. Finally I felt in control of his behavior. My husband also listened and we worked the methods jointly.

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it works it helped us a lot

so clear and easy to understand
I really like the real questions and answers section in every chapter that helped me a lot to get an answer for the questions that I have on my mind.
every chapter has a problem and solution sample so you can see what you can do in your real life.
I strongly recommend the book.

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A must read for boy moms!

I started using the strategies right away and have seen immediate results in my 3.5 year old son and in myself. Expect a little push back from your kids, but stick with it. Highly recommended.

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I loved this book!

I really liked this book because it gave me some great strategies to use with my 4yr old son. I truly felt like we could relate to the examples given and therefore it helped to give me some answers. I would definitely listen to this book again as my boys get older and start school. Highly Recommended.

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sweet

good points, helpful and insightful. will try suggestions .... very informative .., will read or listen again

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I have 4 savage boys!

This is amazing! Like mind blowing. Why didn’t I think of these things!? It’s so simple and effective. Thank you for sharing your many years of wisdom with us boy moms! I will tell all my friends, spread the word about this book 🤍

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Perfect for getting the job of parenting done

Perfect strategies for getting the job of parenting done . Like a manual for raising well adjusted and resilient boys.

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Some GREAT tips and methods

Really giving us a sense of confidence moving forward. Our son isn’t 2yo yet but we can already see where these tips would guide towards a better boy.

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good info but slow and boringggg

Good information but I had to stop two different times and listen to other books before I could complete this one because it was so slow and painful to listen to. The information is worth hearing though.

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  • J
  • 09-29-19

Excellent

Excellent resource for parents of boys. I have 4, so have no time to consider how I can implement vague theories into practice. This is wholly practical & easy to implement from the word go, & I like how it encourages us not to be afraid to hold ourselves to a higher standard in today’s quick fix society.
I am going to buy the paper copy to have as a resource.

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  • Viktoria
  • 02-27-20

Absolutely hated this book

Tried again and again to come back to it only to find the same: annoying narrators voice, which sounded more like judgement or talking to a psychologist (not a good kind) and lots and lots and lots of generalisation of the writer telling me what my life is and isnt and what my son will and wont do or say. Book came across as overconfident and annoying. after a couple of hours had to stop!

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  • FEAA
  • 11-04-16

Excellent

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I have read all the boy parenting books and this one is excellent from a parent and teacher viewpoint.

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  • J. Fullerton
  • 05-11-22

Life changing strategies

Noel gives clear, concrete & relatable step-by-step strategies that are applicable and has completely changed our family dynamics.
Most parenting books discuss subjects such as cooperation, sibling relationships, building trust, etc. with vague, non-specific suggestions. This book not only gives step-by-step strategies but Noel goes into detailed examples of what to do, how to do it and even goes as far as to suggest game ideas for everything from improving communication to building vocabulary. I cannot think of a single parenting/family topic that isn't covered, everything from discipline & communication skills, to mealtime behavior & homework help.

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  • Adam
  • 12-21-18

Extremely useful

Very well written (spoken) book on raising boys that I found very useful when applied to my 12 year old. A good buy

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  • Kathleen
  • 01-11-17

Essential reading for parents of boys

Noel has given us so many strategies that work so that we can enjoy our boys vs telling them off

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  • Azura
  • 01-16-21

Thorough and helpful

I’ve started implementing some strategies, I like that the key strategies are only five and simple yet Noël has explained in detail many different scenarios for thought. I’ve read four other parenting books, this tops them. Will read the others by Noel.

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