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“This book will help any family deal more effectively with their children. They will find it not only useful but fun as well.”
–  Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul

“This delightful, whimsical book is a fun, easy-to-read treasure. It is playfully and powerfully presented for most anyone who has children in their lives. I am excited to pass this on to parents and educators who will benefit from its wisdom.”
–  Missy Brown, founder of Deep Play for Kids

“A charming and helpful book for anyone struggling with their young children. Written in a whimsical tone, the book’s gentle wisdom unfolds until you discover your ability to loosen up, have fun, and enjoy your kids.”
–  Dr. Fred Luskin, author of Forgive for Good and director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects

“This book will help anyone struggling with the challenges of raising young children. Through stories, parents will discover how to turn tears and conflict into joyful connection and positive change.”
–  Dr. Cheryl B. Lamin, clinical psychologist

“The author vividly describes creative solutions to real-life situations that many parents face which gives them control and empowers children.” 
–  Jody Cohen-Gavarian, rabbi and marriage & family therapist

Uh-oh, your child lifts his tomato-smeared plate and opens his mouth. His tongue darts around, slurping and lapping up the leftover sauce. What should you do?
Read a sample chapter and see the surprising and playful way the mom teaches her son table manners.

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“A real treat! The light, fun and engaging stories have depth. They highlight critically important elements of effective parenting—respect and empowerment. “Carrie,” the fictitious Mom, is highly attuned to her children and a master at creating “games” that resonate with their developmental and emotional stages. Her magic is that she respectfully involves her young daughter and son in game design, empowering them to feel in control of situations and assume responsibility. Through this process, the author demonstrates how children develop the resilience they need to conquer the challenges of childhood and build the internal structures that will continue to guide them as they grow.”
–  Dr. Jane Coles Ryter, clinical psychologist

“Love these inspiring stories! They shift unhappy and frustrating moments into fun learning experiences.”
–  Alice Wahl Lachman, educator and parent

“This should be required reading for all new (and not so new) parents. It is chock full of amazing techniques which will help you navigate the amazing adventure of parenthood. Author Karen Thurm Safran provides loving anecdotes filled with whimsy and humor, all designed to empower parents as they struggle with mealtime, bedtime, car trips, and more. Life in all its complexities is an adventure, and Thurm Safran reminds us how important it is to convey this wonder to our kids. It’s all about having a positive, can-do attitude. I highly recommend this book to parents and grandparents alike. Your children will thank you.”
–  Heidi Smith Hyde, director of education

“The book is full of creative strategies that solve daily parenting problems, and I loved the author’s let’s-be-real style of writing. She doesn’t paint herself or her kids as perfect people, but she encourages parents to tap into their innate creativity and work with their kids to make life more enjoyable–even while doing all the stuff that doesn’t seem fun at first glance.”
– Megan Harr, “The Many Little Joys” Mommy Blogger

“I started reading the book, “Parenting, Let’s Make a Game of It” expecting it to be another book on parenting where it would be written by another “expert” in the field of how to be the “perfect” parent. I have yet to finish one of these books because they never held my interest all the way through. To my surprise, Karen Thurm Safran’s book got my attention from the first story until the last. This is definitely a book I will be gifting.”
– Kris Holden

“I like this thoughtful, tenacious, and inventive mom, and I’m going to use some of her ideas! The stories are incredibly relatable and her inner dialogue is spot on. It’s fun reading stories that are relevant to my school-age kids.” 
– Carrie Sinosic, teacher

“The techniques covered in this book can be used in many situations. I used the Alphabet Search game to keep my bored niece entertained on a walk. Soon we were having so much fun finding letters on signs, license plates, and posters. Everyone on the walk joined in the game!” 
–  Alex Gomez

“The stories are engaging! I love the mother’s creativity to get her children to do something they didn’t want to do.” 
–  Barbara Ching

“What genius ways to turn difficult situations into incredible teaching opportunities!” 
–  Elissa Hatfield

“The stories reflect what parents encounter. They have the predictability of what I hear from kids, from their snarky remarks to the genuine intrigue.” 
–  Jeff Pietz, teacher

Uh-oh, your child lifts his tomato-smeared plate and opens his mouth. His tongue darts around, slurping and lapping up the leftover sauce. What should you do?
Read a sample chapter and see the surprising and playful way the mom teaches her son table manners.

Buy NoweBook only $4.99