The Father, the Son, and the AHA Moment

Tools For Helping You And Your Child Develop A Path To Happiness

Non-Fiction - Parenting
186 Pages
Reviewed on 03/08/2022
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Author Biography

In May 2015, Steve graduated the eight-month intensive coaching program from the Gestalt International Study Center in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, giving him a foundation in the Gestalt model and the Gestalt Core Concepts and Behaviors to work from.

In September 2021, Steve graduated from Miracle Minded Coaching with Marianne Williamson and the team at Difference Press, giving him an even wider range of coaching skills to use with his clients.

Currently, Steve is the owner of Steve Barton Coaching, which provides coaching for individuals, businesses, and groups.

Steve has registered with the United States Trademark Office, a process that he uses in his coaching practice. It is in the format of a psychological game and mindset practice. It is called The Game of Ten ®. His hope is to train others to teach this process to the psychological, coaching, and wellness community.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Father, the Son, and the AHA Moment is a work of non-fiction in the self-help and parenting subgenres. It is suitable for the general reading audience and was penned by authors Steve and Spencer Barton. The book is an exploration of the parent and child relationship written with a view to helping parents overcome the barriers in building a positive relationship with their child. Focusing on giving parents the tools they need to concentrate on the important aspects of their relationships and overcome their frustrations and roadblocks, the book aims to cultivate an emotionally open and supportive relationship between parents and their children.

The nature of being from different generations naturally creates a huge barrier in the relationship between parents and their children, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be so. As the author team Steve and Spencer Barton demonstrate throughout this book, through their insightful and well-considered advice and guidance, it is reflection, self-awareness, and the ability to see what’s really important to you both that can break through these barriers and create a strong and meaningful relationship with your children. The Father, the Son, and the AHA Moment wisely avoids portraying this goal as something that is easy to achieve, but instead of simple answers, it strives to provide the necessary tools and support to make the journey yourself. Throughout these pages, anyone who is struggling for insight into bonding with their children will find intelligent and sage advice on how to accomplish this in a lasting and meaningful way.

Pikasho Deka

The Father, the Son, and the AHA Moment is a memoir/self-help guidebook by Steve and Spencer Barton. Estranged from his wife since 2015, Steve Barton and his son, Spencer, were diagnosed with ADHD in 2020. In this book, the authors draw from their own life experiences to provide readers with a set of easy-to-use guidelines to help them form a better bond with their children and live a fulfilling life devoid of anxiety and fear. It's easy to get frustrated or, at times, seemingly be overwhelmed by the enormous responsibilities that come with raising children. Through this book, the authors aim to bridge that child-parent divide by helping readers abandon their past baggage. Barton creates The Game of Ten to encourage readers to measure their level of self-awareness.

According to father-son duo Steve and Spencer Barton, one of the ways to live a fulfilling life and achieve a symbiotic relationship with one's children is by gaining a hyper sense of awareness. Through The Father, the Son, and the AHA Moment, the authors intend to help potential readers do just that. With years of experience as a life coach, Steve Barton uses his expertise in the area to provide valuable life lessons that can be useful for not only parents but also people in general. He depicts examples from multiple clients and cites experts from a wide spectrum of fields to reinforce his ideas and showcase their real-life applications. If you're looking for a motivational self-help guidebook as a parent, The Father, the Son, and the AHA Moment is just the book for you.

Vincent Dublado

The Father, the Son, and the AHA Moment by Steve and Spencer Barton begins its first chapter with a challenging question: Do you have what it takes to be a great parent? We may not grasp perfection in parenting skills; we simply want to be good parents to our children. And the purpose of this book is to help you with a life skill that they never taught you in school nor something you can find in many self-help books and therapy sessions. As children need to be parented to become better persons, there is no 'one size fits all' solution in dealing with children. While this is not the Holy Grail of parenting, it provides you with helpful concepts, many of which you may probably have heard before but don’t know how to implement. The Game of Ten, for example, is a parenting game developed to overcome the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs which hold you back from peace and joy.

The father and son duo of Steve and Spencer Barton has written an enlightening and thought-provoking book to help parents develop a new mindset that, when put into practice, provides realistic outcomes to the challenges that parents face when it comes to parenting. With the use of Gestalt Core Concepts, the Bartons offer you simple yet powerful step-by-step approaches on how to better your relationship with your child and also how to navigate life in general. The Father, the Son, and the AHA Moment represents a significant focus on the study of human relationships, which is a scholarly discipline in its own right. This book is going to appeal to parents who wish to raise their parenting awareness to a deeper level.