"Kim Fredrickson's new parenting book is a compilation of some of themost effective parent training materials I have ever been exposed to. Ihave had the privilege of sitting in her classes andteaching alongsideher. You will find the material and advice to bepractical, based onsound research, and easy to understand. Parentsregularly comment thatKim's teaching frees them to experience child care in a more positiveand meaningful light."
~ Kenneth Logan, PsyD, Psychologist and Professor of Counselor Education, Western Seminary, Portland
"Kim's wise advice helped me learn how to validate a teen's opinion even when I disagreed with him or her. I learned to move from teaching teenstocoaching them. These skills and others helped me to fostertruerelationships with my own children and now enhance my relationshipswith them as adults. In fact, the concepts are so valuable, I use thesesame skills to inform my counseling practice."
~ Carol Karkazis, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Roseville, CA
"Kim shares practical advice that is simple, makes sense, andissome-thing you can do. Her motto regarding parenting is 'It's allaboutthe relation-ship,' and she offers guidance to develop acompassionaterelationship with your kids. Her principles are in linewith raisingresponsible and respectful children."
~ Betty Koons, Teacher and Mom
About the Author
Kim Fredrickson is a licensed marriage and family therapist of thirty-plus years. She loves to teach others about the power of self-compassion from a faith perspective. She is the author of Give Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend and Give Your Kids a Break: Parenting with Compassion for You and Your Children. She recently retired from her counseling practice when diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a terminal lung disease that developed as a rare complication from the chemotherapy and radiation she received for breast cancer. After her diagnosis, Kim wrote her most recent book to help her adult children and others with the challenges of parenting. She is married to her husband, Dave, of thirty-nine years, and they have two grown children. She writes two popular weekly blogs: Self-Compassion for Real Life and a patient column for Pulmonary Fibrosis News, Just Breathe…Compassionate Help for the PF Journey. Thousands of patients and their loved ones read her column all over the world.