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You've been there - feeling helpless, clueless, when a child you love totally bewilders you.

Maybe it's the tantrum at the store, or the hour-long bedtime battle, or the head-scratcher of getting your child to eat veggies. You wonder what on earth to do, so you get advice, read books, watch videos, ask the internet. And still, something's missing.

You need a plan that addresses your child's needs, not everyone else's. Why couldn't children come with a handbook?

Turns out, children are born with a handbook: they are the handbook.

In The Child Whisperer, best-selling author Carol Tuttle explains that children tell their parents every day exactly how they need to be parented. They tell their teachers exactly how they need to be taught. Children are trying to tell adults who they are so they can be recognized and treated in a way that honors them uniquely.

The Child Whisperer reveals that the key to raising happy, healthy, cooperative children lies in understanding and responding to a child's inner nature.

Children's true natures are written in the shape of their faces and expressed daily in their appearance, body language, tone of voice, and choice of words. Your child's unique laugh, cry, joys, worries, and even tantrums speak volumes about the type of parenting they need. And you'll learn exactly how to offer it by listening to The Child Whisperer.

This simple but unique approach actually makes parenting more intuitive, fun, cooperative, and most importantly customized to your individual child.

The Child Whisperer will give you the tools to:

  • Have a happier, more cooperative child, using less discipline
  • Foster more confidence and natural success in your child
  • Repair trouble parent/teen relationships
  • Reconnect with your adult children

The Child Whisperer teaches how to read unsaid clues that children naturally give every day, and shows how parenting, teaching, coaching, and mentoring children can be an even more intuitive, cooperative experience than ever.

©2012 Carol Tuttle (P)2012 Carol Tuttle

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Dry oratory

Excellent content. Exactly what I wanted to learned more about. Unfortunately for an audio book, the reading by Tuttle was pretty dry. I was surprised by this since I know she is not just famous for her books but for her public speaking and conferences she does. Normally I love it when an author reads their own book, but her intonation and fluctuation in voice is really lacking.

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Ears bleed from the verbatim read out.

Her reading verbatim, line after line makes me want to go jump off a cliff. Really. Fantastic content, however her attempt in delivery makes it unbearable to listen to. She is a wonderful, developed woman, she shouldn't have to read it terribly monotone like she did. She's a wonderful guest on talk shows, that's what made me buy her audio book... She should've reciprocated that same character in her sharing this valuable knowledge.
Fantastic system though. Just hope that she could perhaps do a redo so I could tell all my friends

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I’ve read a lot of parenting books

This book is profound. I have raised a very hard child who is now a teen. I felt so confused, angry, and irritated at his behavior every single day. He is violent and so moody. This book has influenced my relationship with him in such a positive way the last week. He asks me to hang out with him! I was literally at my wits end and now I feel like there is hope. I honestly haven’t felt that for 13 years. I’m so empowered and excited about putting this to use in all of my relationships. Couldn’t be happier!

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Narration Fast-Paced

I am only at about chapter 8 of the book, but man, this narration is fast. Carol Tuttle is a decent narrator, but it feels like she’s just reading it quickly rather than actually talking with you. That’s fine and dandy in ways, but sometimes I feel like I need to listen to parts over again because it was too quick to really understand. Different ideas aren’t separated by a pause or anything. I typically like a faster narration, and I even tend to listen to many books at the 1.25x sped, but this was a bit much. I would’ve just liked a bit more fluctuation in tempo to feel more like a lecture or a conversation rather than someone quickly reading straight from the book.

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A Must Read for every parent!

This book has helped me understand my children so much more! I highly recommend it! I will be listening to this again because there is much to learn.

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A different kind of parenting book.

What did you love best about The Child Whisperer?

The information contained in this book is very helpful to understanding children and what motivates their behavior. Having this understanding helps me work with my child more effectively.

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Performance of the book is rather cut and dry. She is reading directly, just passing on the information. The worth of this book comes from her information rather than the performance. I really don't see how "performance" of an informational book could be very exciting or entertaining.

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The information contained here is very valuable to any parent, any person dealing with children. Or even other people. You'll no longer be saying "WHY did you do that?" and hopefully, you'll also be able to accept your children as they are and be better able to work with them.

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Insightful

Everyone who lives with, works with & loves children, needs to become a Child Whisperer. The world would be a much happier, more peaceful place. Amazing book!

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Awesomeness!!

A must, must read for parents or anyone wanting to learn how to understand each other more. Great, loved it.

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Such a helpful book

Recently, I heard a review of this book on find the magic podcast. I remember my mom bought this book for herself before she passed away. When she passed this book, along with many others went onto my bookshelf. I was pregnant with my first at the time and honestly forgot I had it. Four years later I read/listened to this book. It was so helpful! I have 3 young children and I can’t explain how much this has helped me in raising them and adjusting some of my parenting to better fit each one of their needs. It also really helped me better understand my type 4 husband. I would get a hard copy to highlight if you are doing the audio version.

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This book should be required material for ALL parents.

I appreciated the clear, understandable way Carol shared her knowledge in this book. I had so many many Ah-Ha moments along the way. My children are grown, but my grand-children are not. I’ll be able to be a better grandmother for them and help them believe in themselves and love who they are! The knowledge, understanding and skills I learned from this book will help me achieve that. As I listened, I came to understand myself and could see my 4 year old self with new understanding. That understanding was accompanied by healing and peace. I want that for all people.
There were a few places where I had to rewind the recording because I didn’t understand the meaning of what had been said. Upon listening again, I realized that emphasis had been put on the wrong word in the sentence by the person reading it. This wasn’t a huge problem, but it happened enough that it comes to mind now, as I’m writing this review.
I loved this book. I wish I would have had this knowledge while my children were small. I’m thankful to learn that there’s still time for me to heal any scars my children may have because of mistakes I may have made along the way. Better late than never!
I intend to read more of Carol’s books! I am certain I will find nuggets of truth that will help me grow personally and will empower me to be a force for good in the lives of those around me.

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  • Sinead Ailill
  • 01-27-21

very helpful

I loved the content of this book. the author certainly knows her stuff. I found the narration a little difficult to listen to sometimes but I slowed down the audio and that helped. overall a really helpful book. I'm implementing a lot of the advice with my children and noticing changes in our home already

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  • SadButTrue
  • 03-28-19

a bit 'alternative' approach but works

so we've been following Carol Tuttle through the child whisperer website and following the principles loosely since we had our first child 4 years ago. I bought the book to help me understand our son better and found it matching a lot of the Child Whisperer content available online but good to have it gathered in one place. we found it actually does work and helps us to create a more peaceful home. we are now using it in conjunction with How to talk so that little (2-7) kids listen. it works for us

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  • Patricia Hope
  • 09-04-17

This book will change your life

I have read Carol's adult book Live Your Truth, but still had not totally settled on what my energy profile was. However hearing about this book put me in touch with my childhood and how I relayed to my parents and enabled me to come to a successful conclusion.
I love the way that Carol is so respectful towards children and encourages parents to also be.
It is very useful to be able to understand how the children I know relate to the word.
I am recommending this book to all the parents I have contact with.
I found that Carol's reading in the first part of the book left me stressed. I was thinking that a type 2 patent would have difficulty listening to it. Fortunately she slowed her pace and became calmer as she read about the type 2 movement. And the rest of the book was easier on my nerves.
That being said I still recommend this book very highly if you want to improve your relationships with your children, spouse and any human actually, especially yourself.

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  • Claire Wallace
  • 03-03-19

The narration is mind numbing!

I like some of the idea but I can’t stand listening any longer, her monotone super fast narration of the book is just mind numbing, it literally sent me to sleep. I wouldn’t recommend it, she also has some strange new age idea she basis her advice on. I want to understand my kids from a biological, brain based development perspective that’s founded on the scientific method.

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  • Claire B
  • 10-10-17

Very Enlightening and Insightful!

I easily listened to this in two days on a long road trip. As an experienced nanny I found it very interesting and wish I listened to it earlier. The advice rings very true to me and was put in a positive and supportive way. Carol also narrated clearly and professionally as well as writing it perfectly. My family recommended it to me, as I do to you.

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  • John M
  • 03-18-20

Detailed but not user friendly

When listening to it, one thing that is obvious is the extensive knowledge and experience the author has in regards to communicating with kids. She discusses many scenarios and varying age groups.
The most interesting aspect is understanding which of the four types your child is and to communicate according.
However there is a substantial amount of information and tips. There is so much to absorb, that I feel you would have to listen to it in its entirety at least 3 times to embed the key points.
Another thing is that she reads her writings so fast that you you have to use the app's audio speed feature to slow it down to 85%. For this reason it is not the most enjoyable book to listen to and I personally feel that most parents who listen to this book will realize it's not the children bible they had hoped it would be. I have immediately gone to the book store to find an even better book which is easier to understand and implement its principles.
I will give 3 stars due to the effort put in by the author.