Synopses & Reviews
Ever lose it with your kid? If so, you're definitely not alone. Parenting is stressful, children are insane, and you're only human. Carla Naumburg, PhD, a clinical social worker, was so at a loss with her daughters that she found herself Googling "how to stop yelling at my kids" during a particularly grueling evening. That moment led to this book — a short, empathic, insight-packed, and tip-filled program for how to manage your triggers, stop the meltdowns, and become a calmer, happier parent with calmer, happier kids.
How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids not only explains why we explode at our children but also teaches us everything we need to know to decrease stress and increase patience, even in the most challenging family moments.
Based on recent research and evidence-based practices, and written in the warm, funny, instantly relatable tone of a parent who’s been there, the book guides even the most harried parents toward a new way of engaging with their children. Readers will come away feeling less ashamed and more empowered to get their sh*t together, instead of losing it.
Stop the yelling, lose the guilt, and become a calmer, happier parent.
Drawing on evidence-based practices, here is an insight-packed and tip-filled plan for how to stop the parental meltdowns. Its compassionate, pragmatic approach will help readers feel less ashamed and more empowered to get their, ahem, act together instead of losing it.
"Using a powerful combination of humor and reality checks, Naumburg helps parents unpack their unique stressors (we all have them) and find ways to stay calm even the most frustrating of family moments." --Katie Hurley, LCSW, author of No More Mean Girls and The Happy Kid Handbook
"By the end not only are you laughing out loud, but you've gained a sense of self-compassion and a concrete action plan."--Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD, author of The Tantrum Survival Guide
About the Author
Carla Naumburg, PhD, is a writer, speaker, and clinical social worker. She is the author of Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family and Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and Mindful Magazine;, among other places. Carla is a sought-after public speaker, and she coaches overwhelmed parents on how to make parenting less stressful and more fun. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and two young daughters.