Blogger Reviews

It is no secret if you read this blog that I struggle in the parenting of my three young children.  I have good days and bad and sometimes feel like there are a lot more bad. And though I think I know how to fix issues I have with them – not listening, tantrums, fighting – I really don’t.  Otherwise I would have fixed them, right?
Not necessarily, actually! Read On

When I was asked to take the book Stop Reacting and Stop Responding for a test drive, I agreed because I thought it might have some good ideas for…somebody else. I figured that after surviving three kids and more tantrums than I care to remember, it wouldn’t have much for me to use. Boy, was I wrong. Read On

When I was approached recently about  reviewing the book Stop Reacting and Start Responding, I immediately knew that I wanted to read the book.  My tendency is toward reactive parenting rather than responsive (and proactive) parenting, so I’m constantly trying to get new ideas on peaceful parenting, like my recent blog post on 101 Things to Do When You Feel Like You’re Going to Lose It, and learn more about how I should respond to my children.. Read On

I  was e-mailed, by the author Sharon Silver, about reviewing her book “Stop Reacting and Start Responding”.  I chose the e-book option, although there is a paper and audio version of the book.  I often get caught up with things and stop listening to anything audio so that just wasn’t the best option for me.  I was very interested in reading this e-book, because as a lot people know Elsa has entered a very challenging stage. Read On

Sharon Silver believes that parents know, deep inside of themselves, what to do and how they want to parent. The confusion begins when a parent is involved in a whirlwind of emotions. When parents are stressed their minds become flooded with emotions and they react. When parents respond their minds remain clear enough to activate the learning needed for the situation. Read On

Honestly as a parent, it’s been a long time since I’ve had a chance to read a good book. Don’t we all get so caught up in working, being a parent, and managing our lives that finding time to read itself is a challenge? Read On

The invitation to participate in this blogger review program was such a blessing to me.  It came at a time when I had begun to notice I was and “angry” mom almost all the time and I so very much needed a new approach to handling my kids.   Read On

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Review: Stop Reacting and Start Responding

Let me begin by stating the obvious: I have no patience. And when I don’t get enough sleep, I snap and my temper flares. I resort to yelling and not listening to the kids. Does it suck, yes. Do I live with amazingly intense guilt after I lose my temper and yell at my poor 4 and 2 year olds? HELL to the YES. Read On

Parent educator Sharon Silver has written a book called “Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ 108 Ways to Discipline Consciously and Become the Parent You Want to Be,” and as I mentioned in my previous post, that I have been giving the opportunity to review the e-book. This book couldn’t have come to me at a better time.  Being a parent to a toddler, I find myself daily–raising my voice, reacting emotionally when trying to discipline Mr. Toddler, and generally feeling quite frustrated at the end of a day. Read On

My kids are like most kids everywhere, I suppose. They love to test me-and the waters, undermine my authority, and bicker with each other like mortal enemies. I know they’re just kids and I do remember being this honoree to my mother, but geezers…I wish it’d stop. My mother always told me I’d have kids worse than myself-as payback for how I was to her, but I never expected it to be this hard (sorry momma). Read On

The book is quick and easy to read. It is actually a delight! Knowing that I’m not the only parent who tries to handle situations in a way that leaves me and my daughter frustrated helped me to understand that I”m not alone. Read On

This book is for parents with children from ages 1 to 10. I love the title! Stop Reacting and Start Responding! That's the way us, parents should do!

Plus, this book is very easy to read! I like that the book  is divided  into 15 chapters and from each chapters, it's further described into situations that parents encounter on a daily basis. Read On

Silver's book of tips will allow you to respond instead of react to your children. I highly recommend it. It's easy to read. Silver explains a situation, then gives the solution. I wish I had this book with my two kids, but I know it will come handy for the grandkids Read On

This is an excellent, well-written (in an easy to read and easy to understand “down-to-earth” tone) parenting book.  Each topic is only one to two pages in length so you don’t feel overwhelmed with trying to read or understand what she is saying…it is quick, easy and to-the-point.  (Right up my alley!   )   
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Do you have days where you have trouble getting your kids to listen?  Do you feel like your house is a whirlwind of chaos without any rule-following, and you just might give up on the whole concept of parenting?  We’ve all had days like that!  Read On

I was also lucky enough to be chosen to review Sharon Silver’s new book Stop Reacting and Start Responding™. Sharon Silver shares 108 ways to Discipline Consciously and Become the Parent You Want to Be. I bet you are sitting there thinking that you do not need anyone to tell you how to raise your child, I also bet you have wondered how to handle certain situations. Read On

There are so many books out there sharing new ways to parent and so you wonder what makes this one any better or any different. The truth is, no one has the time in the middle of an anger or reactions moment with their child to read at that moment.





Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ not only addresses that issue, it is a no-nonsense, reality based book written in blog style. Read On

I got the chance to read a free copy of Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ by Sharon Silver, parenting educator. It's a helpful books with 108 ways to deal with different areas with your children. It gives some wonderful tips on responding to different situations. Example instead of avoiding things that upset the kids, Silver gives ideas on how to work with it. I'll admit that's something I don't do, I avoid it to go around the hassle, and a really hard time with one of the kids. Read On

Lately, I do feel like I am more into knee jerk reactions when the boys misbehave.  In the short term, it seems easier to discipline through removal of privileges. Or, I find myself hovering on the verge of my own tantrum over their bad behavior.  Neither of those approaches are working and at least one of the boys think the house should be the new locale for “Lord of the Flies.” Read On

Heidi Says . . . As the mother of 3 children, ages 17, 10, and 4, I’ll be the first person to tell you that there is no perfect child.  You know why?  Because there is no perfect parent!  Yes, there it is – right out here on my blog for all the world to see – I’m NOT perfect! Read On

 I've never wanted to be one of those parents who just yells at their children in an attempt to stop them from doing something and to change their behavior.  Well now that he's almost 15 months old and getting into trouble that's exactly what I find myself doing.  I guess for me it's a hard habit to change since that's how I was brought up and it's easy to just yell "no" or "stop it"! Read On

I have some incredibly strong willed children. Before you think “There’s no way your kids are more strong willed than mine” keep in mind that I have had 3 doctors tell me the only reason my son is alive is because of his strong will. They expected him to die several times. Now take that will and place it into his sisters because to grow up in a home where a sibling has profound physical disabilities requires a certain amount of will. Read On

Like all parents, I have those moments where I am completely lost. I don’t know what to do or say, and I find my self screaming at my kids to stop or go to their rooms.
I am not a spanker, and I have never believed in physical punishment for my kids, but it left the question of what to do when they misbehaved. Read On