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How to Get Kids to Listen

Are you exhausted trying to get kids to listen? And now that we’re cooped up with kids during this pandemic, parenting is even more challenging. If only there was a simple way to make parenting easier.

Good news, there is! Make parenting a game.

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“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and—SNAP!—the job’s a game!” —Mary Poppins

Instead of nagging and yelling at kids to listen, be playful like Mary Poppins. Kids love to play, so when you’re playful, you work with your children rather than against them. You’ll quickly discover that within minutes, even strong-willed kids will listen and cooperate willingly.

Make Parenting Easier—and More Fun

I’m Karen, a mom with two grown kids as well as a consultant in K-12 EdTech (Education Technology). I’ve spent my life immersed in this playful approach because it’s how my parents raised me and how I raised my children. This parenting style was a lifesaver, especially as a stressed-out mom. I want to share this technique so you too can enjoy being a parent. That’s why I wrote an easy to read, entertaining book for busy parents.

This is not your typical parenting book.

Book cover on learn how to get kids to listen

Parenting—Let’s Make a Game of It is a collection of amusing stories showing playful ways to stop struggling with your toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. Through relatable, light-hearted stories, you’ll learn how to turn everyday frustrating moments into fun learning experiences.

The results? You’ll make parenting more fun. You’ll empower your kids. And your family will spend more time connecting. 

Put the Fun in Parenting

The book’s down-to-earth tone leaves you feeling encouraged. 

  • Want your kids to help with chores? Chapter 5: A Playful Let’s-Keep-The-House-Neat-Unpacking Game will inspire you.
  • Children taking forever getting ready? Chapter 21: Avoiding the Morning Madness tackles this annoying issue.
  • Tired of your child procrastinating with school assignments? Chapter 25: The Spiffy Project Planning Calendar will nip that habit and teach organizational skills.
  • Is your child anxious? Chapter 11: The Secret Magical Breath teaches stress reduction with mindful breathing.
  • Do you want your child to overcome fears? Chapter 12: Winning the Spider Game will make you chuckle at this mom’s creativity.

An Amazon #1 New Release in 7 parenting categories. Look inside for a sneak peek of the Table of Contents.

Cheaper than a month of Netflix… and just as entertaining.

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Only $5.99 (Kindle) and $7.99 (paperback)


Read the glowing 5-star reviews on Amazon.

“Wonderfully written and so witty! I am usually skeptical of parenting/self-help books, but I could not be more impressed with this book! It is broken down into easy to read chapters and every snippet is so applicable to many aspects of parenting.”
Brittney, “The Honest Mom” mommy blogger

“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.”
—Missy Brown, founder of Deep Play for Kids

Man on how to get kids to listen“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

Want to read a sample story?

Here’s to playful parenting!