Detachment Parenting: 33 Ways to Keep Your Cool When Kids Melt Down
Do you marvel at the patience and poise of your child’s preschool teacher and secretly wish you could act with the same calm demeanor? Now you can.
Detachment Parenting allows you to break out of fight-or-flight mode and respond mindfully, even when emotions run high. This practical e-book shows you how to:
• Stay calm when kids are out of control
• Engage kids in helpful discussions of intense emotional issues
• Coach kids to understand and manage their own moods
• Be confident that you can handle emotional crises, and
• Feel better about yourself as a person and as a parent
Written by a personality psychologist and mom of two young kids, Detachment Parenting presents smart solutions to one of the most challenging aspects of parenthood: Responding to kids’ emotions. It’s packed with 33 strategies you can use right away. You'll discover simple ways to change course in the heat of the moment – when you’re about to lose your cool – and learn how to guide emotional discussions so kids feel valued and validated.
Detachment Parenting teaches you how to spot emotional triggers and patterns, and find ways to respond without overreacting. Tips for maintaining a healthy emotional climate will help you increase your emotional energy reserves so you can give more of yourself and feel more fulfilled.
Armed with these simple stay-cool strategies, you'll be prepared for whatever kid chaos comes next.
When you buy the e-book, you’ll be eligible to download a printable Calm-Mom Techniques Poster FREE. It’s a useful visual reminder of how to keep your cool while you help kids handle their emotions. To get your free-download link, simply email your book receipt to poster at HeidiLuedtke.com.
Here’s What People Are Saying
Detachment Parenting is a terrific, go-to guide for those difficult moments in parenting. Dr. Luedtke's warm voice and user-friendly format make this book a pleasure to read.
---Harriet Lerner, author of The Dance of Anger and Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up
Detachment Parenting is an excellent guide for busy parents. Heidi provides solutions to everyday problems that can help you step back, compose yourself, communicate more effectively and find peaceful solutions with your children in even the most difficult moments. My favorite tip is #27, Make Me Time and Space. Read it and find your favorite tip too. You'll be glad you did!
---April O'Leary, Life Coach, Author and Founder of UofMoms.com
Finally, a parenting e-book that tells us what to do and how to do it! As a parent...you are your child's coping instructor. Unfortunately, when children spin out of control, parents often become reactive as opposed to proactive. Detachment Parenting gives parents concrete and creative strategies on how to respond in a productive, teaching way. This easy-to-use book is a must have for all who are faced with the most demanding profession on the planet...PARENTING!
--- Julia Cook, M.S., National Award Winning Children's Author/Parenting Expert
Psychologist and mom Heidi Luedtke has created an essential primer for parents of young kids. In this highly readable e-book, she helps parents learn to step out of frustrating meltdown-minefields, guide kids toward emotion regulation, and build stronger, happier parent-child bonds. Each of her 33 tactics is thoroughly, expertly explained and easy to implement. You’ll wish you read it sooner!
---Malia Jacobson, health journalist, mom of two, and author of Ready, Set, Sleep
As a self-described "attachment parenting mom," I found Heidi Luedke's book to be an excellent source of realistic strategies to help me be the mom I want to be. The book easy to read and full of practical ideas I will use in my everyday life. Detachment Parenting taught me what to do when I feel myself getting upset, and how to really listen to my son and help him understand, label, and work through his feelings. This is a book I will come back to again and again! ---Colleen Ament Rasey
- Heidi Luedtke Media, November 2012
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