From the website:
Imagine . . .
- Correcting your child without yelling
- Your child listening without arguing
- A parent/child relationship that enhances self esteem for everyone
What makes this book different?
I believe that parents know, deep inside of themselves, what to do and how they want to parent. The confusion begins when a parent is involved in a whirl wind of emotions. When parents are stressed their minds become flooded with emotions and they react. When parents respond their minds remain clear enough to activate the learning needed for the situation.
No parent has the emotional capacity, when involved in an emotional situation, to put the situation on pause while they read a chapter to search for a way to arrive at a calmer outcome.
This book is written in a way that makes that possible.Stop Reacting and Start Responding™:
- Is a no-nonsense, reality-based book written in the “blog” style, using short, concise tips
- Offers quick reminders of what to do when a parent and/or child is reacting
- Tackles the emotions that are produced during the everyday situations that parents face
- Explores a different way to look at situations, and shares a new perspective that ignites a parent’s own wisdom, allowing them to resolve situations calmly, lovingly, and firmly
- Allows parents to enjoy the read and then use it as a tool to remind and support them when they or their child are reacting
A perfect example would be, when a child says, “No!” A lot of parenting information only addresses how to stop a child from saying “No!” Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ explores why a child might be saying “No!” and shows a parent how to acknowledge those emotions, while teaching the child what they should be doing instead. And does it all without punishment.
About the Author:
Sharon Silver is a proud mom, an educator and a powerful speaker. Her sense of humor, and teaching style, make her easy to listen to, and creates a trustworthy environment for learning. Her mission has always been to create programs that help parents focus on what else can be done instead of going straight to punishment. Proactive Parenting™ is the result of that mission.
With an education in Parenting and Early Childhood Development, four certifications as a Parent Educator, as a facilitator for The Cline/Fay Institute and Redirecting Children’s Behavior, and with practical experience as the mother of two young adults, there’s very little she hasn’t seen.
Sharon has worked in Corporate America, for small and large businesses, as well as owned her own comedy club with her husband of 31 years. As a result, Sharon understands the pressure parents face each day as they try to balance all that’s on their plates.
She has been a radio and TV host, and is currently the host of Stop Reacting-Start Responding on MomTV.com.
Through Proactive Parenting, Sharon does telephone and online seminars for corporations and working parents, does live seminars, locally and around the country, and is a public speaker for events of all kinds.
Over the past 18 years, parents, public and private school teachers, colleges, day-care directors and providers, corporations and service groups have all benefited from the programs and speeches she gives about how to use a balanced, real-life approach when disciplining, teaching and raising children.
Sharon’s commitment to children and families resulted in her appearance on an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show called “Hitting, Spanking, Smacking: Should it happen to your child?”
As a parent, I am always open to resources that will help me to do my parental job better. Let’s face it, kids know how to push the parental buttons and bring about reactions that aren’t always positive. We parents are human and thus react that way. But what if you could have a secret weapon to help you overcome those tendencies to react in the wrong way? What if there was something that could help you to stop the button pushing and help you to refocus that energy in a positive manner?
Enter the new book by Sharon Silver, Stop Reacting and Start Responding™. Filled with common sense parenting strategies and advice, this book is essentially a reference guide for positive reinforcement. There were several great reminders of how to handle those sticky parental situations. I knew a lot of the things that were in the book. However, I don’t always remember them.
But even though I did know several of the strategies and have used them throughout my parenting career, I did find some new gems of wisdom tucked within these pages. In fact, I have used several of these strategies in the nursery class I teach at church each week. They have helped me to solve a few issues we were experiencing without the need for heavy-handedness. We have seen positive changes in the children by adapting and implementing the advice of the author.
The book covers issues such as behavior, choices, feelings, frustration, grandparents, learning and out in public. It also deals with scenarios such as power struggles, reacting, real life, rules, self esteem, separation anxiety, siblings and travel. Pretty much anything you can think of is covered in this parenting book. The book is also divided into subcategories, so if you are needing advice quickly, you can immediately turn to the section you need. The book is easy to read from cover to cover as well.
I highly recommend having the book, Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ by Sharon Silver on your parenting bookshelf. It never hurts to have sound advice at your fingertips in this crazy experience of parenting.
NOTE: I am a participant in a Living My MoMent campaign for Proactive Parenting™ and have received the e-book Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ by Sharon Silver as part of my participation.