• Parenting Without Power Struggles

  • Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected
  • By: Susan Stiffelman
  • Narrated by: Susan Stiffelman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (292 ratings)

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By: Susan Stiffelman
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Publisher's Summary

Do you ever find yourself asking...

  • How can you get your children to do their homework without meltdowns, threats, or bribes?
  • How can you have a drama-free morning where the kids actually get out the door in time for school?
  • How can you better manage your kids' screen time without making them want to hide what they're doing from you?

Family therapist Susan Stiffelman is here to help. While most parenting programs are designed to coerce kids to change, Parenting Without Power Struggles does something innovative, showing you how to help your children awaken their natural instincts to cooperate, rather than employing threats or bribes, which inevitably fuels their resistance. By staying calm and being the confident "captain of the ship" your child needs, you will learn how to parent from a place of strong, durable connection, and you'll be better able to help your kids navigate the challenging moments of growing up.

Drawing upon her successful practice and packed with real-life stories, Parenting Without Power Struggles is an extraordinary guidebook for transforming the day-to-day lives of busy parents - and the children they love.

©2010 Susan Stiffelman (P)2013 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Stiffelman's engaging work gives parents tools to navigate confidently in both calm and stormy family seas." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Highly recommended.

This was a great book. It suggests a very caring and appealing parenting approach and the author's logic is hard to disagree with.

I have already strengthened the relationship I have with my son using this author's advice and that to me is a priceless reward for buying "Parenting Without Power Struggles". My only quibble is that while the advice in this book will probably work with less compliant, stronger-willed children like my daughter, it seemed to me that it would take a long time to have the effect I needed to happen ASAP.

I found "Setting Limits With Your Strong-Willed Child" worked quickly and effectively for my hard-case daughter, who was starting to drive me crazy. But, if I also follow the "Parenting Without Power Struggles" approach, I am sure that will deepen my relationship with her over the long-term. So, I'd recommend both books and both approaches, despite this author's distaste for time-outs and consequences.

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The ONLY parenting book to buy!

This is the manual you should have received when your kid was born. Thank you Susan Stiffleman!

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Great book!

Very helpful for building a relationship with your kids, which then turns into an easier time parenting. I just bought her next book and I'm so excited to see what new things I can learn.

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Truly helped

The voice of the author is so calming and the content goes beyond the surface into the heart of the issues and doesn't just offer support for the crazy moments but offers strategies to have a lifetime of connection and love with your children!

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A must have for parents

I have listened to this book twice and each time I learn, grow, feel inspired and sometimes cry. Susan knows what she is talking about and it comes across calmly and effectively that anyone can implement what she recommends. Good luck!

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Game changer...

I love the ideas in this book. This is a paradigm shifter. I think parenting this way has the power to change our society.

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perfect book at the perfect moment of need

listening to this on my commute to and from work was like a daily pep talk. I would actually be prepared when I got home for whatever chaos greeted me and handled myself well... now that I'm done with the book I'm passing the info on to my bf so we can be better parents together. my sister has started reading this now

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hands down best parenting book

this is hands down the best parenting book out there, no question! practical advice and perspective changing

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excellent book

This was a wonderful book. I would not only recommend this book, I plan on listening a few more times. Great advice and truly a great book!

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excellent

I am so glad to have found this book.
It has very insightful advice.
I'm recommending it to all of my mom friends.