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Exposing potentially harmful words and phrases, many that may surprise readers, this book suggests language changes that are simple to implement and keep up.
Posted May 19, 2004
Elisa has done a great job of providing a highly readable book that all parents should take the time to read. While most of us do not have her self control, each time we heed the advice to use well thought out and supportive words, the entire family benefits. I hope she continues to share her wisdom with us.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 18, 2004
Just think, if our parents had read this book when we were kids. We would have aspired to greater things. Many things that were said to me as a child were replayed in my head until I believed them as true. We take so much away from our children when we say the wrong things. I keep 'Hearing Is Believing' in my car and read it while I'm in the car line picking up my kids. It's easy and fun to read. Thank you! Thank you! Dr. Elisa Medhus FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 5, 2004
I didn't expect to laugh the whole way through as well as gain insight into new techniques in parenting. Dr. Elisa Medhus shares how words such as 'Stop that!' and 'I'm so disappointed in you' are just not the right things to say. Instead she teaches many types of word phrasing: *Objective, *Observational, *'I' Messages, *Questioning. Examples include: 'Feet belong on the floor, not on the table.' 'It's not safe to rollerblade without a helmet.' She also makes me laugh with her candid guinea-pig examples of family scuffles. It provides a lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek backdrop for the true substance and life applications in 'Hearing is Believing.' What a great book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 1, 2004
I've read a lot of books over the years, but this one is truly remarkable and unique. Medhus has a style all her own. Her love for all children, not just her own five, comes through in every paragraph. And from page one, I could tell she's one of us--a mom who's been there in the foxholes struggling to raise her kids in an age when doing so has never been harder. Thank God for the rest of us, she's come up with solutions that can make most of those struggles go away. Her advice is practical and easy to follow, and she presents it in a humorous way that made me laugh from cover to cover. I couldn't put the book down! More important: I've tried her suggestions out, and they really work! Dramatically. My life as a parent has transformed because of it. My three kids are happier and better behaved. Raising them is actually fun--and easy. My relationship with my them (and my husband) is the best it's every been. Plus the whole family seems happier and more peaceful. The real question is: Why hasn't anyone thought of this concept before? Seriously! So, if you want a book that will--almost overnight--change life for the better for you and your kids, read this Hearing is Believing! I'll put good money on a bet that this one will win as many awards as her first book, Raising Children Who Think for Themselves, did.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 27, 2011
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