If you're like most parents, you sometimes struggle with raising your kids and handling their behavior.
Maybe you lose your temper with your child because she wants to be in charge all the time. You're finding it difficult not to get into a power struggle with her on a daily basis.
Or perhaps your four-year-old doesn't listen to anything you say. You have to ask or tell him 10 times to do something, then lose your cool and yell when he doesn't. The guilt that follows doesn't help the situation.
Sometimes you're so exhausted from your workday that you even find yourself letting your child do whatever he wants just to have some moment of rest. Next thing you know, he's acting up, demanding your time, and you wonder how in the world you're going to do this anymore.
You're definitely not alone.
Since publishing my flagship ebook, Parenting with Purpose: How to Prevent, Handle and Learn from Your Child's Challenging Behavior, I've helped parents like you find solutions to problems like the ones I just described.
Because it's hard struggling with your child's behavior, or feel like you've tried everything but nothing still works.
Parenting with Purpose lays out how you can prevent power struggles, how to respond when they happen, and what you can learn from these difficult moments.
"I LOVED this book. As a mom of two (a one year old and three year old) I struggle daily with discipline issues. I'm ashamed to admit, I lose my temper way too often than I should. There are times when I feel lost trying to navigate the responsibility of raising two decent humans.
Nina's book felt like she was talking directly to me. I loved her suggestions of connecting, and empathizing with your child rather than using brute force or punishment methods like time-outs. Her approach is loving, direct, and sensible. There were so many relevant and helpful tips, including a list of 20 actionable items you can follow to help you become a better parent.
I am so excited to implement some of these methods with my kids. Thank you Nina for sharing your wealth of experience and knowledge!!! Highly recommend this book to all parents or those thinking of becoming a parent!"
"I'm trying to be consistent and strong like everyone says, but I feel like I'm failing."
"The back-talking, not listening and attitude I get from her on a regular basis is just getting too much."
"My child seems to have the power to ruin everyone's day, with defiance, screaming and being rude."
We carry around this huge weight—of guilt, resentment, confusion—and feel like we're all alone. We figure we're supposed to know our kids best and should be able to make the right decisions based on intuition.
This is why I wrote Parenting with Purpose. To give you actionable steps that will have an amazing impact on your relationship with your child.
So that you're not tiptoeing around her, hoping to avoid yet another scream-fest, but actually looking forward to picking her up from daycare to spend time with her.
That you're not spending your whole day listening to back-talk, and instead encouraging your child to listen, even the first time.
And that you no longer feel like a failure, but a confident, competent parent ready to grow right alongside your child in this parenting journey.
After reading Parenting with Purpose, you'll learn how to:
"I found this book because I'm a longtime reader of Nina's informative and down to earth parenting advice blog. It didn't surprise me that her book is a winner. There are so many practical, easily actionable strategies and tips in here for making your home more peaceful and loving. I've been reading it on my iPad late at night and then trying out the different techniques on my 4-year-old. They work."
Hi, I'm Nina—author, blogger, and fellow mom going through the same struggles as you. In fact, I began my blog, Sleeping Should Be Easy, to record all the lessons I'd been learning as a mom. The blog began to reach many other parents like yourself who found the advice useful, insightful and transformative.
I hadn't set out to write a book when I started the blog. I wrote what seemed to work for me, and many of my readers not only found it useful, but wanted MORE. "You need to write a book about all of this," they said.
Two years ago, I set out to do just that, and introduced Parenting with Purpose to the world.
Because I too found myself at my wit's end, wondering whether I was doing this parenting right, or whether I was failing miserably. But I also learned a TON about how to communicate with kids, build a strong relationship with them, and actually ENJOY parenthood again.
Since then, I've made it my mission to provide the tips and guidance I'm confident can make a huge difference. The kind of advice you don't always hear about because parenthood is so misunderstood sometimes. But the kind of advice that not only works in the long-term, but also transforms your relationship for the better.
It's all here in Parenting with Purpose.
"I have a degree in early childhood education and taught using Piagetian philosophy for the academic side and what just kind of felt right on the discipline side. This book puts what I know to work with kids into words. Discipline is about teaching. Teaching the behaviors you want and teaching why some behaviors are undesirable. All the while respecting that your child is a person with real feelings and a will that deserve to be acknowledged."
"How is Parenting with Purpose different from your blog, Sleeping Should Be Easy?"
Parenting with Purpose is completely separate from the blog, Sleeping Should Be Easy. Sleeping Should Be Easy addresses many topics, lke parenting, how kids learn, sleep techniques, life with twins, and being a working mom, just to name a few.
In Parenting with Purpose, we go deep into one topic: behavior. You'll learn how to prevent, respond to, and learn from your child's behavior in order to strengthen your relationship with him.
I do address behavior topics on the blog, but Parenting with Purpose goes much, much deeper and will supplement what you read on the blog. They stand alone, but also work beautifully together.
"Who is Parenting with Purpose for?"
Parenting with Purpose is for any parent or caregiver who wants to learn how to better communicate with her child and address his behavior.
I speak mostly to parents of young children, but principles go beyond age. The same lessons you'd learn from the ebook apply to raising all kids, regardless of age (you might just have to speak to your child's level).
"Is this a physical book that will be mailed to me?"
No—Parenting with Purpose is a digital ebook in a PDF format. This helps keep costs low and allows you to download and access the ebook instantly.
"How do I know if this is the right parenting book for me? I've read a few already—what makes Parenting with Purpose different?"
Everything! Like yourself, I've also read my share of parenting books and love many of them. But so far, I haven't read any other that comes from a real-life, parent-to-fellow-parent angle in a helpful yet supportive manner. Most importantly, Parenting with Purpose helps you get the results you want.
"As a working mom to a 2 year old I found Nina's advice not only easy to understand but also easy to implement. As a reader of her blog, most of the concepts were not foreign to me but the book goes in depth on concepts covered and is a great read."
The book's format and layout are easily digested and results are obtainable. This book has made me not only more aware of my son's behavior and actions but also more mindful of my parenting techniques. I cannot recommend this book enough!"
Bottom line: I've read countless parenting books on effective parenting and Parenting with Purpose stands out! If you want to understand your child's behavior and learn new parenting skills aimed at getting positive results then order this book. It's a quick read and you will not be disappointed."
Take a step back and ask yourself what it would mean if you read and implemented the tips and advice found in Parenting with Purpose:
Maybe life won't feel so hectic anymore, and your attention can be evenly divided among all your kids, not just the one who up to now seems to demand most of it.
You could teach your chid how to communicate better, lessening the screaming and crying that you're growing weary of.
You'll no longer wake up dreading the exhausting battles you typically face or the petty arguments that leave you feeling miserable. Instead, you'll learn how to appreciate and even nurture her strong-willed personality all while reducing how often you fight.
I hope you'll grab your copy and make the difference in your home you've been hoping for.
"I'd say I score fairly low on the 'discipline' scale as a parent. So books like this one really speak to me. I truly appreciate Nina Garcia's parent-to-parent approach in Parenting with Purpose. She seems to have a gift for understanding what causes kids to act up or misbehave, as well as why we as parents tend to react in less-than-helpful ways.
"In lieu of having a personal parenting coach with me at all times, I can at least consider the tips and advice from this book the next time we have a meltdown over dinner or piano practice. Highly recommend for parenting inspiration and encouragement!"