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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (October 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575666081
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575666082
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #512,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The best parenting book I have ever seen, and sure to become a classic. -- Gail Siggelakis, Educator

This great book provides parents with great tools that will enable them to commit to a truly peaceful family and a more peaceful world. -- Anita Arnold, M.S.W., Family Therapist

About the Author

Naomi Drew is recognized around the world as one of the first to introduce peacemaking and conflict resolution into public education. She is the author of two other books, "Learning the Skills of Peacemaking" and "The Peaceful Classroom in Action".

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Naomi Drew is recognized around the world for her work in conflict resolution, bullying, and peacemaking. She is the award-winning author of seven books. Her landmark book, Learning the Skills of Peacemaking was one of the first to introduce peacemaking into public education. Hailed as visionary, Ms. Drew's work has enabled families, educators, and kids to live more peacefully on a daily basis. She has been called "a master teacher and a pathfinder in our culture."

Harvard Medical School's, Dr. Robert Brooks, praised Ms. Drew's Kids' Guide to Working Out Conflicts, as "an invaluable resource," and people of all ages attest to durable changes after applying the principles she outlines. Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers across the United States, including Time, Parents, and The New York Times. She has been a guest on syndicated radio and national TV, and has served as a parenting expert for "Classroom Close-ups," an Emmy-winning public television show.

Naomi Drew is a dynamic speaker who's inspired a diverse range of audiences. With over two decades of experience in the field of peacemaking and conflict resolution, she has worked with thousands of people of every age. Her parenting books, Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids and Hope and Healing: Peaceful Parenting in an Uncertain World, have brought the skills of peacemaking to families around the world.

"Peaceful Parents," Ms. Drew's on-line newsletter, has broad international readership, and her website, LearningPeace.com is a valuable resource to families and educators worldwide. A former educator, Ms. Drew has two grown sons, who were raised in accordance with the principles she writes about. Her work is considered cutting-edge because of its relevance, practical nature, and real life usefulness. You can chat with Naomi Drew on Amazon.com.

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Stacey Bray on April 10, 2004
Format: Paperback
When I received my copy of the book from Amazon.com, I began applying Naomi Drew's principles to my 3 1/2 year old daughter. She had been having tantrums and talking back. After only two days of following the advice of this book, my daughter's behavior began to change. She actually started using "I messages" and stating her own feelings. My house is more peaceful and I have become more consistent and happy with my children. Excellent, excellent, excellent book for all moms who want to have a more peaceful home!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Pat Ungaro on April 16, 2001
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I am an elementary counselor and have found this book to be filled with many helpful suggestions and ideas. I have recommended it to all my parents. There is a short summary at the end of each chapter for those who don't have a lot of time to read it through completely. The bibiliography at the end of each chapter has great resouces for both parent and child with web sites. It covers discipline, listening skills, conflict resolution, family meetings, anger management and much, much more. It is easy to read and has many real-life examples. It is clear, concise, useful and practical. Thank you Naomi for creating such a wonderful tool!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 12, 2001
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This book hits the target in so may ways. It is gracefully written, well-organized, and, sometimes, even entertaining. Compared to most self-help books it is also economically written, not padded with lots of redundant illustrative examples involving "real people". Most importantly, its advice is reasonable, persuasive, and clearly described. I found a pointer like "STOP, BREATHE, CHILL" before you dive headlong into a no-win verbal scrum with your child immensely helpful. One of the book's overriding themes is that by following its program "you will gain the freedom to CHOOSE your actions rather than simply REACT." I can't think of a more useful parental objective and the book really helps your chances of achieving it. My only quibble with the book is that sometimes the methods it advises are just too cumbersome for everyday type problems--that it wants you to resolve a little sibling dispute with the equivalent of a U.N. resolution. But if you want an effective handbook for heading off serious problems and improving the overall atmosphere of your family environment, then buy this book!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 20, 2000
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If you are trying to cope with the demands of work, taking care of your home and countless other obligations and responsibilities while ensuring the healthy development and well-being of your children, the sooner you read this book, the better! Naomi Drew's book provides practical and realistic approaches to everyday challenges faced by parents in relating to their children. Real-life situations are presented. You will undoubtedly say to yourself, "I know that scenario. I've been in it and this is what I can do to handle it more effectively and peacefully next time". The book also provides a wonderful context for peaceful parenting. Ms. Drew discusses the impact of raising caring and compassionate children who have learned peaceful approaches to problem solving not only to peace in our homes, but in our communities, our country and our world. Peace is a goal we all need to embrace. This book clearly demonstrates that achieving peace in the world can truly begin at home.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 14, 2000
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After my mom read Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids she made copies of the "Peaceful Kids Action Plan" for me. I hung each page in my room like the book said, and every day I followed the Peaceful Kids Action Steps. It's really helping me get along better with my family, even my little brother. I think more parents should get this book and use it with their kids. It really works. Plus my mom doesn't yell as much now.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ilaxi S. Patel on November 26, 2001
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Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids is one of the "number of points" self-help books that are so popular these days. The opening message that peace in the family begins with peace in the parent clearly moves us in the right direction.Author Naomi Drew has already had a hit along the lines with Learning the Skills of Peacemaking, also aiming Public schools. We can't just place the blame on television, school, other kids, or lack of time, not if we want to actually address the problem. Drew's some of her imagined resolutions are a little too elaborate, she uses concrete, realistic examples. It's important to aim high when you're planning a successful family. Even if you only manage half the book's aims, you'll be much better off. The author breaks the big job of bringing peace to the family down to seventeen points. Parental actions should be guided by love, compassion, fairness, respect, and integrity and nurture these attributes in children. Indeed! Peace is at every doorstep!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 25, 2000
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Excellent source for parents who really don't know what to do to bring peace and quiet into the home. Ms. Drew transforms blank pages into wonderful opportunities for parents to build peaceful, healthy relationships with their children. A must for any household that believes nothing can help! This book can.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 14, 2000
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This book is an aboslute gem! It's loaded with practical ideas to help raise more peaceful kids and it's exactly the book every parent needs to keep by their nightstand. Too many parenting books are filled with theory -- this one is one of the few that is different. It tells us exactly what to do to help our kids calm down, deal with handle and bounce back. I'm already seeing the results on my kids. This one I strongly recommend!!!
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