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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Calm Parents and Children by Gayle Kimball, Ph.D. is an engaging and handy manual that gives good tactics and techniques to make parenting easy, peaceful, and less challenging. Being a parent is a meaningful and important job but the pandemic has skyrocketed stress and anxiety levels. This book is the perfect tool to make family life less stressful, more peaceful, and enjoyable. The author emphasizes practicing effective communication, listening to children, giving discipline, and also understanding their point of view. The book covers various topics ranging from kids' questions, understanding the stages of parenting, generation Z, and stress reduction. There are visualization tools for children, and the questions of parents are answered. Stress reduction techniques are also addressed.
Calm Parents and Children is very useful, and Gayle Kimball tackles the subject deftly by stressing positive thinking and the power of visualization so that the thought patterns in the brain can be changed. The author speaks about the topic extensively and expansively, making it easy for readers to comprehend and incorporate it into their lives. The ten daily actions for calm parents and children are quite helpful and can be practiced easily. The author also speaks about the power of the mind and how powerful thoughts can be. Each chapter has something thought-provoking and insightful for readers, and the chapter which has questions for parents and kids is very helpful in dealing with various ways of teaching and learning. It is definitely a book that should be on bookshelves as it will help create a relaxed and calm ambiance in homes where there are children.