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Publisher's Summary

“A wise and fresh approach to mindful parenting.” (Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance)

A kinder, more compassionate world starts with kind and compassionate kids. In Raising Good Humans, you’ll find powerful and practical strategies to break free from “reactive parenting” habits and raise kind, cooperative, and confident kids.

Whether you’re running late for school, trying to get your child to eat their vegetables, or dealing with an epic meltdown in the checkout line at a grocery store - being a parent is hard work! And, as parents, many of us react in times of stress without thinking - often by yelling. But what if, instead of always reacting on autopilot, you could respond thoughtfully in those moments, keep your cool, and get from A to B on time and in one piece?

With this book, you’ll find powerful mindfulness skills for calming your own stress response when difficult emotions arise. You’ll also discover strategies for cultivating respectful communication, effective conflict resolution, and reflective listening. In the process, you’ll learn to examine your own unhelpful patterns and ingrained reactions that reflect the generational habits shaped by your parents, so you can break the cycle and respond to your children in more skillful ways.

When children experience a parent reacting with kindness and patience, they learn to act with kindness as well - thereby altering generational patterns for a kinder, more compassionate future. With this essential guide, you’ll see how changing your own “autopilot reactions” can create a lasting positive impact, not just for your kids, but for generations to come.

An essential, must-listen for all parents - now more than ever.

“To raise the children we hope to raise, we have to learn to become the person we hoped to be…. This wonderful book will help you handle the ride.” (KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent)

“Hunter Clarke-Fields shares her wisdom and personal experience to help parents create peaceful families.” (Joanna Faber and Julie King, coauthors of How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen)

©2019 Hunter Clarke-Fields and Carla Naumburg (P)2019 New Harbinger Publications

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Great Book About Parenting and Teaching Kindness!

I loved this book! It gave me some perspective on the importance of connecting with my young children and being mindful about how I react to them. I realized I no longer want to be an authority figure, but show them love and empathy while teaching boundaries. I highly recommend this book.

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  • 06-26-21

Useful for angry parents

Good if you or your family have a history of anger issues. Otherwise, as someone interested in how to be an even better parent, you're probably a good enough parent already to not benefit much from this book

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Good Aggregate of Multiple Frameworks

I found this book to be very helpful. Like other reviews, if you have already read multiple parenting books, you can skip this one. If you haven't read any this book is perfect.

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Unoriginal

Little new information if you’ve ever taken a meditation class or smoked pot. Daily practices in self awareness don’t solve everyone’s problems and it doesn’t relieve the hardships of parenting. Waste of money.

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A must read!

This is the best parenting book I have ever read. Highly recommend! There are many practical ideas that are so effective.

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Mindfulness Applied to Parenting

While primarily focusing on the application of mindfulness to parenting, there were also some great methodologies to apply in supervision of other adults. I believe this will get a second and third read from me.

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More for moms than dad's.

Good for moms I can say that. For dads it may not be suffice.

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I’m just not sure

I couldn’t make it through the second chapter. I understand the concepts and lessons but overall this book is just not for me. My spouse who shares my account was asking the same questions about the book.

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practical and achievable advice

i really enjoyed this book, it was a reminder of what a privilege it is to be a parent. The audio was spoken very fast, but it is packed with practical and implementable suggestions for better, kinder and more connected parenting.

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No content, repetitive and BORING!!!!!!!!

What a disappointment. Filled with questions, judgements, generalities and NEVER gets to the "solutions." Unending prattle about disappointments and speculations regarding emotions and reactions. Such a WASTE of time and even the measley $6, which I doubt is refundable. Count how many times the word mindful is said in one chapter only. The constant reference to what we are going to learn is tedious. The use of the word you and we is offensive. She doesn't know the reader and there is NO we!

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  • 06-20-22

journal for this book???

Hi. I found this very good .... but consyant reference to the journal of the same name? where is it?

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  • 06-12-21

Laurens review for Raising good Humans.

I found Raising good Humans to be extremely beneficial when it comes to how I parent my children. It has given me lots to think about and plenty of tools to use to help me be the best Mum I can be. I highly recommend this to any parent who wants to learn how to be calmer, to prevent yelling & provide the best care & unconditional love to your children.

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  • 01-20-22

informative

Book had Practical tools for parenting in simple understandable words. Looking forward to implement and experience change

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  • 08-15-22

Being mindful is the key

This book does a great job of describing how most parents feel and then helps guide you to be present and less reactive to your child in the everyday interaction you have. Would recommend this book to parents who would like to be more calm while parenting their children.

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  • orolain
  • 07-28-22

Great book for those interested in mindfulness

Content really well-researched and resonated with me.

Narrator has great voice but editing was terrible. Lots of broken sentences stitched together makes them sound like the sentences run into each other, rather than a natural sounding narration. Made it difficult to listen to.

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  • Stacey
  • 06-29-22

informative , empathetic

I enjoyed this book from start to finish . it was informative but not pushing any kind of agenda .

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  • Simone
  • 09-09-21

Tools for Mindful Parenting

This book has fantastic tools that we can use to be more mindful and therefore responsive and compassionate in our parenting. Looking forward to applying more of this wisdom as my girls get a bit bigger.

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  • Emma
  • 08-23-21

excellent

Excellent book. Narration a little rushed - too little time between paragraphs/points/sentences. Will likely have to purchase the hard copy of this book to fully absorb!

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