Is That Me Yelling?: A Parent's Guide to Getting Your Kids to Cooperate Without Losing Your Cool [NOOK Book]

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Being a parent is hard work! And when your child refuses to do even the little things—like picking up their toys, taking a bath, or getting in the car to go to school—it’s easy to become frustrated. But what if there was a gentle, effective way for you to improve your kid's behavior without losing your cool or raising your voice? In Is That Me Yelling? leading authority on parenting, Rona Renner outlines effective communication strategies that focus on your child’s unique ...

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Is That Me Yelling?: A Parent's Guide to Getting Your Kids to Cooperate Without Losing Your Cool

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Overview


Being a parent is hard work! And when your child refuses to do even the little things—like picking up their toys, taking a bath, or getting in the car to go to school—it’s easy to become frustrated. But what if there was a gentle, effective way for you to improve your kid's behavior without losing your cool or raising your voice? In Is That Me Yelling? leading authority on parenting, Rona Renner outlines effective communication strategies that focus on your child’s unique temperament.

While most books on discipline are “one size fits all,” this book offers a tailored parenting approach. Inside, you will learn powerful mindfulness techniques based in cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) and temperament theory to help reduce conflict and foster cooperation, respect, and understanding in your family. You will also learn the real reasons behind your frustration, how your unique temperament, as well as your child’s, can contribute to you losing your temper, and how you can start feeling calm and connecting with your child in a positive way, right away.

As a parent, you are often under a great deal of stress. Between helping your child with their homework, running a household, and working, it’s only natural to feel overwhelmed at times. But that’s why you need real, practical solutions to help you communicate effectively and compassionately with your children in a way that will benefit you both. This book will show you how.

To learn more, visit nurserona.com.


Rona Renner, RN, graduated from Brooklyn College School of Nursing in 1966, and she has since been dedicated to solving problems and helping people reduce their suffering. Her extensive experience includes working in medical hospitals and mental health programs in New York City and California; training women in childbirth preparation in Zaire, Africa (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo); helping to start a learning disabilities program in Pune, India; and providing parent education and ADHD and temperament counseling at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. Renner was the founder of the Childhood Matters and Nuestros Niños call-in parenting radio shows, and hosted the Childhood Matters radio show for ten years. She currently consults and teaches classes for mental health professionals, teachers, and parents throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Her greatest teachers have been her four children, two grandsons, and her husband Mick. She lives in Berkeley, CA. To learn more, visit nurserona.com.

Foreword writer Christine Carter, PhD, is a happiness expert, sociologist, and the author of Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kidsand Happier Parents. Carter has helped thousands of people find more joy in their lives through her books, online classes, coaching, and speaking engagements. She teaches happiness classes online throughout the year to a global audience on her website christinecarter.com. Her blog is syndicated on the Huffington Post and Psychology Today.

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Editorial Reviews

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“A parent's responsibility is to facilitate the development of their child's consciousness. Thanks to Rona Renner's insightful book, parents now have tools to help accomplish this.”
—Deepak Chopra, MD

“Is That Me Yelling? is a complete and compassionate companion for every parent, educator, and parenting educator. … With excellent examples from her extensive professional and personal experience, nurse Rona illustrates fundamental psychological principles and functional parenting practices with empathy and enthusiasm. Bravo, thanks!”
Marisol Muñoz-Kiehne, PhD, clinical psychologist, parent educator, author, columnist, and former host of Nuestros Niños radio show (www.nuestrosninos.com)

"As a pediatrician and parent, I truly appreciate Rona Renner's holistic and practical approach to parenting. This book should be required reading for all new parents.”
Lawrence Rosen, MD, founder of The Whole Child Center (wholechildcenter.org)

“Engaging and practical, humorous and evidence-based, prescriptive but not preachy, authoritative yet never stuffy, Is That Me Yelling? quickly rises to the top of the many parenting books I've ever read. All parents get engaged in power struggles with their kids, and through numerous case examples, easy-to-follow self-assessments, a welcome review of temperament, and just the right dosage of pure wisdom, Rona Renner provides thoughtful and achievable solutions. If you're a parent who has ever yelled at your kid and wished you hadn't, this book is for you.”
Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, editor at the Psychological Bulletin; professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley; and vice-chair of psychology in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco

Is That Me Yelling? speaks directly to all of us parents who love our kids with all our hearts, yet still find ourselves losing it. Rona Renner is wise, funny, and right on the mark with this exceptionally useful guide to being the adult in the family.”
Katherine Ellison, author of Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention and Square Peg: My Story and What It Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, and Out-of-the-Box Thinkers

“Among the many books on parenting, this one stands out for me because it encouraged me to fundamentally change the way I am with my children. With Rona Renner's help, I have stopped yelling and become the patient, compassionate parent I always hoped to be.”
Rhonda Collins, documentary film editor and mother of twins

“There is nothing more heartwarming and healing than a parent striving to be a better parent. Is That Me Yelling? is a powerful, loving, and effective book for parents who want to learn how to foster healthier communication and relationships with their children.” 
Jorge Partida, PsyD, author of The Promise of the Fifth Sun and A Week of Awakening

“Rona Renner’s approach is warm, practical, and wise. She provides a sturdy helping hand for even the toughest situations. Based on real-life experiences, this book is full of sensitive, sound advice that truly works. It should be mandatory reading for every parent.”
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, EdD, author of Raising Your Spirited Child and Sleepless in America
 

“Finally! An insightful, practical guide that does not shame or preach. Is That Me Yelling? provides sensible, easy-to-use techniques using compassion and self-awareness to not only improve ourselves as parents and grandparents, but to also obtain desired behavior changes in our children. This refreshing go-to guide is destined to become indispensable, filling a void in current parenting literature.”
Shoshana Bennett, PhD, clinical psychologist, parental depression specialist, and author of Postpartum Depression for Dummies

“Rona Renner counseled me through my early parenting with a very spirited child, and saved us both from much heartbreak and disaster! That was me yelling—until I learned the skills and approaches her book offers. What a gift to parents, and to their children!”
Betsy Rose, mindful educator, musician, and parent

Library Journal
03/01/2014
Find an adult yelling, and you'll probably find a kid within spitting distance. Being a yeller is hardly a badge of honor, but all parents find themselves doing it. Parenting radio show regular (founder & former host, "Childhood Matters"), nurse Renner here offers parents a guide to curbing this default habit by examining why parents raise their voices, how temperament affects parenting styles, what to do instead of raising one's voice, and understanding triggers. Most yelling, she argues, is "not about teaching; it's about stopping behavior by intimidation or fear, and it's about expressing your negative feelings." VERDICT Renner includes exercises, personal reflections, narratives from other parents, and checklists for self-rumination. The book has a bit of a workshop feel to it, but those committed will find direction for keeping their cool when screaming seems like the only option.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608829095
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 260,636
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Rona Renner, RN, graduated from Brooklyn College School of Nursing in 1966, and she has since been dedicated to solving problems and helping people reduce their suffering. Her extensive experience includes working in medical hospitals and mental health programs in New York City and California; training women in childbirth preparation in Zaire, Africa (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo); helping to start a learning disabilities program in Pune, India; and providing parent education and ADHD and temperament counseling at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. Renner was the founder of the Childhood Matters and Nuestros Niños call-in parenting radio shows, and hosted the Childhood Matters radio show for ten years. She currently consults and teaches classes for mental health professionals, teachers, and parents throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Her greatest teachers have been her four children, two grandsons, and her husband Mick. She lives in Berkeley, CA. To learn more, visit nurserona.com.


Foreword writer Christine Carter, PhD, is a happiness expert, sociologist, and the author of Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kidsand Happier Parents. Carter has helped thousands of people find more joy in their lives through her books, online classes, coaching, and speaking engagements. She teaches happiness classes online throughout the year to a global audience on her website christinecarter.com. Her blog is syndicated on the Huffington Post and Psychology Today.

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