This book is absolutely amazing. After finishing I ordered copies for friends and family. It is so refreshing to read this book with an extremely positive outlook of parenting! I feel like my husband and I were holding our own as parents, but this book encouraged us to do so much better. Parentshift clearly outlines why some trusted parenting strategies don’t work and gives simple/usable techniques to use instead. I am no longer dreading disciplining my son, rather I look forward to building a mutually respectful relationship.
Every parent should read this book
Every parent should read this book. It is a wonderful resource to help navigate the confusion and frustration that can come with being a parent (and child). It is thoughtfully written from an understanding and loving perspective (for parent and child) and explains a lot of the science behind the information, without being too daunting.
For a long time, I was struggling with how to parent from a heart centered approach and still maintain clear limits and boundaries. This book has been an invaluable resource to help. I refer back to it often and am sure to do so for years to come as my daughter ages.
What the world needs now!!
This book based on the Hatfield’s heart centered work over the past 20+ years and is backed by reputable research in human development. I was first introduced to this work 15 years ago when my children were toddlers. It shifted my own parenting in such a profound way. It guided me to reparent myself and to cultivate the mutually respectful relationships I enjoy today with my adult daughters.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that the ParentShift approach truly has the power to shift collective consciousness and heal humanity.
Great, Timely Book for Our Family
I had been looking for a book just like this to help improve my communication with our child. Really meaningful.
Amazing parenting technology
Amazing book! I have read this book and taken several of the classes the authors teach and this parenting technology is by far the best advice I have ever received and used on my children. Thank you is not enough to say about the value of this book. Recommend it to every parent of children of all ages. It is never too late to start using the teachings from this book!
My go-to parenting book!
I love the new perspective this book has given me on parenting! I go back and reference this book whenever I’m struggling with my child’s behavior.
Philip C Samartan
A truly transformational book
Before reading this book and learning about Ty and Linda’s parenting philosophy, bedtime was a total nightmare, leaving the house took forever and we couldn’t figure out what to do about screen time, which seemed to turn our sweet kid into a demon child. This book has given our family what we desperately needed: a set of tools that we can apply to any parenting situation, big or small, but also a clear parenting code that guides it. It’s all about parenting with compassion and empathy, helping your kids develop self esteem and a strong sense of self worth and building strong communication and trust. But it’s also taught us how to set clear, consistent limits for our kids and boundaries for ourselves. And when to lay off the limits and rules and let our kids figure it out. I plan to share this book with every parent I know. They say there’s no how-to book for parenting, but guys, I really believe this is it.
Fresh ideas on Conscious discipline without rewards or punishment
I work with young children and care for an Autistic boy on weekends and during the summer, The book gives new prospective on Conscious discipline! without using punishment or rewards.
Read this=better parents=better children=better adults
Although I’ve taken the Parenting From the Heart course from Ty and Linda Hatfield, I still feel like I’m getting so much from reading this book. I’m getting such good nuggets, such good reminders, of how I want to parent my children and why. It is a great resource to consult when I’m feeling overwhelmed (and who hasn’t felt that way when faced with parenting challenges?) so it is definitely not a read and forget book; it has steps and advice for many situations that you will want to read and re-read.
Any parents -and even grandparents or children’s caregivers – if you are wondering if there is a better way to parent/interact with children that is effective and more fulfilling, then you will want to read this.
Not just for new Parents!
The ParentShift book has helped me through these tricky toddler grandson years. Little did I realize how profoundly parenting from the heart would touch my entire family as we navigate thru our next generation of children. It also has opened my eyes to issues I’ve carried from my childhood and allowed space for healing. I wholeheartedly recommend this book, not only to new parents but parents with children of all ages and grandparents! My relationship with my adult children and my grandchildren continue to benefit from the ParentShift practices!
Pretty Spectacular Advice
My wife read this book first and each night would explain to me what we were doing wrong in raising our son. I wasn’t sure what to make of what I was hearing so I dove in and read it myself. I’m glad I did. There is a basic premise in here that spoke to me about treating your children as you’d want to be treated. And to be kind to them, even in the moments when your instincts are telling you to whap them on the head and knock it off. True to its name, this book has caused me to shift my thinking and my approach to raising our child, especially in those moments that prove challenging, whether they are mundane things that happen day to day or bigger-picture problems that emerge over time. I highly recommend a read of this book, even if you feel, as we did, that you are doing a decent job already in raising a responsible human being. “Parent Shift” may well cause you to rethink your approach anyway.
Jason T Gewirtz
Read it now!
Oh, how I wish this book had been around when my child was a toddler! This was an excellent read with sound science to support the writers’ premise that many of the things we have been taught about parenting are myths. I felt really good about my parenting in some places and hung my head in shame in others. My child is now 16 and I am still going to incorporate these teachings into my ongoing parenting. This would be an excellent book to give to expecting parents or parents of young children.
Building authentic relationships with your children
Having taken their parenting course, this book takes all the fundamentals and puts it together in a way that is organized and easy to understand. If you have children, grandchildren, a teacher or a caregiver, ParentShift puts together a beautiful way to create an authentic relationship built off of trust. Having practiced this way of being with my own daughter for 6+ years now, I can attest that it works and allows for an emotionally enlightened child.
An insightful parenting guide that will be my go-to reference for the challenges ahead
This practical, no non-sense parenting book has helped me better understand what my previously sweet child who has turned into an angsty tween is experiencing as he looks to turn every conversation into a power struggle. Providing both the brain science and practical advice, the authors provide a map for navigating challenges at every age and stage. It is my go-to reference guide whenever I am feeling that “parenting is hard” feeling.
A powerful way for parents to communicate and parent their children
With extensive research and experience, the authors have presented a powerful system for creating loving, caring and long-lasting relationships with their children. This is a must read for parents, grandparents and teachers.
The only parenting book you’ll ever need
Finally the lessons from the parenting classes offered by the authors are available in a book!
Must-Read for ALL Parents
As a parent of a young toddler, I really appreciated this book and everything it had to offer. I can see many of these key points helping me in my journey as a parent to my lively little guy! I recommend to all parents needing a little extra guidance.
A heart-centered guide to being a better parent, or grandparent
ParentShift offers a paradigm shift for parents looking for a different parenting style for raising kids. The authors looked at how American parents usually fall into two categories — controlling or permissive. Controlling parents tend to set too many limits, place unreasonably high expectations, and fail to demonstrate enough empathy with their kids. Permissive parents go the other way by tending to be weak limit and boundary setters, expecting too little, and being empathetic to the fault of treating their children’s problems as their own.
This book teaches a distinct parenting style that the authors describe as heart-centered. Heart-centered parents set strong limits and boundaries, know how to genuinely empathize with their kids, and have high and reasonable expectations of them. The authors show how these skills are associated with children who are kind, confident, compassionate, capable, resilient, and healthy.
They also explain why most adults need to learn this parenting style because most were not raised in a heart-centered way themselves. That’s why they describe it as a paradigm shift and call the book ParentShift.
The book is structured as a practical guidebook, with explanations and common-sense exercises for how to apply the lessons in real life. It is not aimed at solving one particular problem or navigating one particular age. In fact, much of the book’s advice applies to getting along with adults as much as it does with parenting. ParentShift aims to help parents identify and address virtually any challenge at any age, although it probably would be most helpful for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers of children around age three to five.
Rose City Reader