How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids (Paperback)

A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent

By Carla Naumburg

Workman Publishing Company, 9781523505425, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 20, 2019

List Price: 15.95*
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Description

Ever lose it with your kid? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Parenting is stressful, children are insane, and you’re only human. Carla Naumburg, PhD, a clinical social worker, was so at a loss with her daughters that she found herself Googling “how to stop yelling at my kids” during a particularly grueling evening. That moment led to this book—a short, empathic, insight-packed, and tip-filled program for how to manage your triggers, stop the meltdowns, and become a calmer, happier parent with calmer, happier kids.

How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids not only explains why we explode at our children but also teaches us everything we need to know to decrease stress and increase patience, even in the most challenging family moments.

Based on recent research and evidence-based practices, and written in the warm, funny, instantly relatable tone of a parent who’s been there, the book guides even the most harried parents toward a new way of engaging with their children. Readers will come away feeling less ashamed and more empowered to get their sh*t together, instead of losing it.
 


About the Author

Carla Naumburg, PhD, is a writer, speaker, and clinical social worker. She is the author of Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family (New Harbinger, 2015) and Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters (Parallax, 2014). Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and Mindful Magazine, among other places. Carla is a sought-after public speaker, and she coaches overwhelmed parents on how to make parenting less stressful and more fun. Carla lives outside of Boston with her husband and two young daughters.
 


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

“How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids will make you laugh out loud, nod in agreement, and cry tears of relief as you realize that you are not alone and you do have the power to make healthy changes that benefit the whole family. Highly recommended during any stage of the parenting journey.”
—Katie Hurley, LCSW, author of No More Mean Girls and The Happy Kid Handbook

“Funny, honest and real, this is the book I needed when my kids were toddlers—and middle graders—and yesterday afternoon. Naumburg reminds me that I have to deal with my own shit to have a fighting chance at helping my kids deal with theirs, and she doesn’t shy away from hard truths and challenges about the process, or skimp on practical ideas for getting there. I'm going to need multiple copies of this one—one for me, and one for pretty much everyone else I know.”
—KJ Dell'Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life and Loving (Almost) Every Minute 
 
“Reading this book is like going to the best parenting class and leaving feeling taken care of and motivated to make changes. Naumburg’s concrete tips, honesty, and thought-provoking suggestions will inspire and empower you.”
—Catherine Pearlman, PhD, LCSW, author of Ignore It! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction
 
“Makes you feel hugged rather than judged. By the end not only are you laughing your ass off, but you’ve gained a sense of self-compassion and a concrete action plan.  Part self-help manual, part funny textbook (complete with helpful metaphors and saucy acronyms), and part poignant memoir, How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids ​ is a must-read for any parent!”
—Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD, author of ​The Tantrum Survival Guide
 
 “This book hits the trifecta: it’s enjoyable, easy to read, and full of expert information I will actually use. It’s like sitting down with a really wise, funny friend who has all the answers, but doesn’t act like she does. It’s already in my top five parenting books you have to read!”
—Kate Rope, author of Strong as a Mother: How to Stay Happy, Healthy, and (Most Importantly) Sane from Pregnancy to Parenthood
 
 “This wise, compassionate book will give comfort and useful ideas to every parent, whether they lose their sh*t once a year—or once a day!”
—Katherine Reynolds Lewis, author of The Good News About Bad Behavior