- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Routledge (May 7, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1629560499
- ISBN-13: 978-1629560496
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Straight Talk on Parenting: A No-Nonsense Approach on How to Grow a Grown-Up Paperback – May 7, 2015
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Bold, clear and lifesaving. Vicki Hoefle is in the business of helping parents grow good grown-ups.” Heather Shumaker, author of It’s OK Not to Share
Hoefle’s candid, timely, and straightforward approach is perfect for today’s parents.” Amy McCready, Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and author of If I Have to Tell You One More Time and The "Me, Me, Me Epidemic"
I love this book’s encouragement to stop the nagging about the messes around the home, and instead focus on my responses and how to model values; the rest will fall into place.” Agnes de Bezenac, author of iCharacter” children's books
For parents who are ready to say goodbye to the role of criticizer, nagger, and servant-in-chief and hello to a more deliberate and relationship-focused method of raising children, this book will show you the way.” David C Rettew, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine; author of Child Temperament
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At a recent introductory class, I loved Vicki's response to a parent’s question of what parents can do now, until class begins:
1. Shift from telling to asking "what happens next?'
2. Stop doing so much for your kids
3. Stop talking
Yeah, this is not easy stuff, but we (our sanity and our kids sanity) are worth the effort to consider a different way. It is real work changing the way we have always done our parenting but so worth it for anyone interacting with kids, and especially for parents.
Here’s another thing Vicki says that sticks with me: "A child's relationship with his or her family is the blueprint for all future relationships." Wow, that’s a kicker. This is an eye opening approach to our role as parents. I want to grow an independent adult, one who is responsible, respectful and resilient – Vicki gives us permission and shows us the way to do it! Thank you, Vicki! If you are reading this, you are draw to these ideas. You are so worth the time and effort to step into your role as teacher and focus on your relationship with your kids.
Good luck, and remember you are not alone in this journey!
What I love about Vicki’s new book is that it provides a true framework and template that can be applied in a variety of situations. Furthermore, Vicki provides multiple real life stories and most importantly, of how to apply her template to these situations. As you continue to read through the stories, the impossible then becomes possible.
We have been following Vicki’s programs for over 6 years. Vicki and her processes have changed our lives in a very real and positive way.
What has been amazing to me over the last 6 years is that not only have I become a better parent, but I have also become a better person. I believe one of the true secret from Vicki is the concept of self-discovery. Vicki’s process forced me to look in the mirror, and be honest with myself. How could I possible expect my child to do anything that I was not modeling for them? It is one thing to say that we are a family that values kindness and self-respect; it is another thing to actually hold myself accountable for modeling these values.
Parenting is not a sprint; it is indeed, a marathon. I would highly recommend, “The Straight Talk on Parenting: A No-Nonsense approach on how to Grow a Grown-up” as an incredible resource for your parenting marathon.