A powerful new book that gives flustered parents the exact words to use in any situation.
A toddler meltdown over the wrong pair of trousers, siblings fighting in the back of the car, constant struggles just to leave the house ... Parents have the best intentions to be patient and loving, but in the heat of the moment they often find themselves feeling helpless, desperate, and so frustrated that they resort to shouting, threatening, bribing, or caving. Now Say This solves the dilemma of how to be empathic and effective at once.
Based on their popular 3-step `ALP' model - Attune, Limit Set, Problem Solve - which the authors have taught to thousands of parents in their clinical practice, Now Say This addresses issues such as:
Best of all, it answers the question `Now, what do you actually say?' using scripts and body-language tips from real-life examples. User-friendly and research based, Now Say This transforms remarkable ideas into practical how-tos that busy parents can use right away.
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