ParentingLets Make a Game of It

ParentingLets Make a Game of It


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Written in a snarky, "let's-be-real" tone, this entertaining book of easy to read, light-hearted stories inspire clever ways to get your toddlers, school-age children, and even headstrong kids to cooperate-willingly!

Wouldn't you like to make parenting easier? Through light-hearted stories, learn playful ways to stop struggling with your child and start having more fun. Designed for busy parents, you can flip through the book and read the standalone chapters in any order, whenever you have spare moments. By creating games to deal with frustrating parenting challenges, you'll make parenting more fun, you'll empower your children, and your family will spend quality time connecting. Goodbye nagging, yelling, and getting into those annoying power struggles. 

The author, a mom with two grown kids, has spent her life immersed in this playful approach. She wrote this book to help other families since this technique helped her-even as a stressed-out single parent.

Helps You Tackle Parenting Challenges:
  • Interact with your children, so they willingly listen and cooperate.
  • Stop your kids from misbehaving and throwing tantrums.
  • Reduce the struggles of parenting the strong-willed child.
  • Teach overwhelmed and upset children coping skills and calming techniques.
  • Experience less parenting stress and more joy with your kids.
Whether you're a parent, grandparent, caregiver, or someone who works with children, Parenting-Let's Make a Game of It will spark your playfulness. Tension turns to quality time and life becomes more playful.

What are you waiting for? Parenting, let's make a game of it!


"This is a fabulous book written by a fun mom who knows how to make parenting a game - and makes it easier for everyone! This book contains stories with examples of how to turn a tricky parenting situation from kids whining to engagement and excitement. I'm quickly noticing when I put on a huge smile and make a situation sound fun rather than tedious, my preschooler is much more receptive and we have fewer battles. Two thumbs up from us both!" -Julie S, "Fab Working Mom Life" mommy blogger

"A charming and helpful book for anyone struggling with their young children. Written in a whimsical tone, the book's gentle wisdom unfolds until you discover your ability to loosen up, have fun, and enjoy your kids." -Dr. Fred Luskin, author of "Forgive for Good" and director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects

"This book will help any family deal more effectively with their children. They will find it not only useful but fun as well." -Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, co-author of "Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul"

"Unlike most parenting books, this one is easy to read and entertaining. Instead of recommending consequences or rewards, this book teaches you how to create games to encourage desired behaviors in your children. What a joy to read!" -Marli Diniz, marriage & family therapist

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161186664
Publisher: Karen Thurm Safran
Publication date: 07/08/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Karen Thurm Safran works as a marketing executive in K-12 education technology, making learning fun for kids. She has a BA degree in psychology from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from Santa Clara University. Even though she works in an exciting industry, being a mom is by far her favorite job. As a parent, she gets to apply her problem-solving, organizational, and leadership skills to empower those she loves most-her two children.

When Karen's children were young, she found that parenting became more enjoyable, rewarding, and empowering when she used a positive and playful style, innovatively creating games to deal with everyday challenges. She wrote Parenting-Let's Make a Game of It in memory of her parents, and to spark playful parenting, encourage out-of-the-box thinking, and ease frustrating moments.

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