Parenting isn’t always the joy it’s made out to be. On the contrary, many parents feel they are struggling to maintain their sanity and control of their young children’s behaviors. Enjoying the Parenting Roller Coaster offers realistic, practical advice for parents who want the joy back in parenting. Instead of getting bogged down in negative cycles, the book will help readers leave those behavior struggles behind and turn children on to cooperation and respect. The book will also help adults model their “best self” and show children how to live.
Unlike other parenting books that focus on problem behaviors or parental wellbeing, this book is grounded in research from child-development specialists and focuses on creating a home that is consistent, responsive, and loving.
“I have read hundreds of parenting books in the past two decades both as a mom and as a journalist and what I liked most about “Enjoying the Parenting Roller Coaster” is that it provides lots of practical information. I love the quotes from real parents throughout the book. I also appreciated the authors focus on the unresolved conflicts and hurts that many of us carry from our own childhoods. The message throughout the book is positive and consistent — we can gain insight from our past and we
can move forward to create strong family connections for ourselves.”
“Far too often parenting books paint this picture of complete fantasy when it comes to
making the best decisions for our families. This book is practical with its personal stories and examples.”
NAPPA Project Manager
“This book offers realistic, practical advice for parents who want the joy back in parenting. Instead of getting bogged down in negative cycles, the self-help guide will help parents leave those behavior struggles behind and turn children on to cooperation and respect. Exceptionally 'reader friendly' in organization and presentations, "Enjoying the Parenting Roller Coaster" is very highly recommended for community library Parenting Skills collections.”
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
“This book will be most impactful to parents who need a change in outlook,” says
NAPPA Project Manager, Carolyn Richardson, “Enjoying the Parenting Roller Coaster will make that perfectionist parent relax, and that anything-goes parent come back to the middle.”
NAPPA Project Manager