Positive Parenting

Book Review: “How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Kids: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent”

Carla Naumburg, Ph.D., gives straightforward yet compassionate advice to parents struggling to keep their cool around their kids.

How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your KidsHow to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Kids: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent

by Carla Naumburg, Ph.D.
Workman; $15.95
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This book offers strategies to prevent parental meltdowns. Parents with ADHD and parents of children with ADHD will benefit from the author’s experience as she documents the triggers behind “parental sh*t loss.”

Carla Naumburg’s no-nonsense, conversational tone works well. A list of the author’s own pressure points reminds readers that even parenting experts sometimes have meltdowns. The details about changes she has made in her own life validate the advice she offers.

The book reassures readers who have blown up at their children that they are not bad parents, and that change is possible. Big-picture tips, like simplifying physical clutter and minimizing choices and activities, will help readers make the “space” they need to keep calm. Any parent who loses it will benefit from her insight.

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Updated on October 8, 2020

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