I spent my first fifteen years after college in New York struggling to become a famous actress. I did some theater, a tiny bit of film and a lot of television commercials. But fame eluded me. Actually steady work eluded me. Meanwhile, my husband and I renovated a brownstone ourselves, built a timberframe house from scratch (I built a 30 ft. high fieldstone fireplace) and renovated and built two more homes after moving to New Hampshire. But after my first child was born, I found that what I loved doing most was figuring out what goes on in a child's mind and talking to other parents about raising children. After fifteen more years of teaching and learning from parents, I had to write this book. Getting it published was a daunting pie-in-the-sky dream. But now that dream has come true. One thing after another fell into place, and I got an agent and a publisher within two months. How could I have been so lucky? Now I have the opportunity to tell what I know and believe to thousands perhaps millions, and I am in awe of this opportunity." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book is a fantastic read for parents. Bonnie Harris does a great job at explaining why kids push buttons and what parents can do to stop feeling so pushed and parent instead... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ariadne Brill
I first obtained this book from the library and enjoyed it so much I purchased on my Kindle and join her website. Read morePublished 19 months ago by L. P. Carvajal
We love this book; we love Bonnie Harris's approach on education. This book shaped the way we raised our son the first two years. Read morePublished 21 months ago by none
I started reading this book thinking that it would help me with my 5 year old step son who really knows how to push my buttons every second of the day, and about 150 pages into it,... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Katie
As I have started on the path of conscious parenting, this book is what I needed to transform my new found ability to gently observe into a renewed parenting style that feels... Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by Linda
Calm down, frazzled parents. Take a minute and read this book. It's like having an older, wiser friend who always gives you sage, practical and effective advice. What Dr. Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by S. Jackson
Great book! I was looking for ways to a more effective and loving parenting. Reading this one I noticed that I had childhood gaps reflecting on my parenting unconsciously. Read morePublished on October 9, 2012 by Malvarezr