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How to Make Children Listen

The terrible twos, effing fours, sassy sixes, and troubling tweens. Endless power struggles! If only your children would listen.

Wasn’t parenting supposed to be fun?

If you want kids to cooperate, try this parenting approach. Instead of yelling, 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 toddlers, school-age children, and even strong-willed kids will cooperate.

How to make children listen
“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

Playful Parenting Makes Children Listen

I was a stressed-out mom, but parenting became easier (and more fun!) when I used my parent’s playful approach.

To help others, I wrote an entertaining, easy to read book showing playful ways to stop struggling with toddlers and school-age children. Parenting—Let’s Make a Game of It is not your typical parenting book. Through amusing stories, you’ll learn how to turn everyday frustrating moments into fun, learning experiences. Written for busy parents, each chapter only takes about 5 minutes. And the down-to-earth tone leaves you feeling encouraged.

The results?

Your children will listen

You’ll make parenting more fun

You’ll empower your kids

♥  Your family will spend more quality time connecting

An Amazon #1 New Release in 7 parenting categories, this book shows how to put the fun in parenting.

Book on how to make children listen
Look inside for a sneak peek and samples
  • Need kids to cooperate? Spark your playfulness with chapter 1: Pumpkin, Pumpkin Drink
  • Want children to help with chores? Make it fun, like in chapter 5: Let’s-Keep-The-House-Neat-Unpacking Game
  • Children taking forever getting ready? Tackle this annoying issue with chapter 21: Avoiding the Morning Madness

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

Praises for the Book

Check out the glowing 5-star reviews on Amazon.

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

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

Inspire Your Playfulness

Here are examples of how Parenting—Let’s Make a Game of It has helped parents:

Shannon’s racing game made cleaning fun

Last night, I needed the kids to listen and help clean the house, fast… they wanted to see a quick episode on TV. But I really needed the house cleaned up before we had people over. So, here’s what I told them.

“Okay… here’s the deal… I’m going to call out 10 random clean-up tasks each… and 10 for me too. When we’ve each done 10, we’ll watch the show. As soon as you’ve done a task, come back quickly and I’ll give you another.”

The house, seriously, was tidied up in FIVE minutes.

Jody’s mystery game stopped a tantrum

My two-year-old granddaughter was sobbing when we couldn’t find her special yellow dress. While her mom and I frantically searched the house, she cried and screamed louder and louder.

We could see a meltdown ready to erupt. After a few minutes of this two-year-old catastrophe, I remembered your trick and clasped my hands and squealed, “We’re going to play a mystery game! Want to play with us?”

She immediately stopped crying and held my hand while I cheerfully said, “Is your yellow dress in this drawer? Let’s look! Nope, not in there. Where else could it be?” Pretty soon she was squealing with us as we went through the house and finally found it in the dryer.

You’re right, making parenting a game works! The game changed this dreaded event into something fun.

Ready to end power struggles and connect with your kids? Get Parenting—Let’s Make a Game of It on Amazon for as low as $5.99. It will spark your playfulness and turn parenting challenges into a game.