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Publisher's Summary

“A wise and fresh approach to mindful parenting.” (Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance)

A kinder, more compassionate world starts with kind and compassionate kids. In Raising Good Humans, you’ll find powerful and practical strategies to break free from “reactive parenting” habits and raise kind, cooperative, and confident kids.

Whether you’re running late for school, trying to get your child to eat their vegetables, or dealing with an epic meltdown in the checkout line at a grocery store - being a parent is hard work! And, as parents, many of us react in times of stress without thinking - often by yelling. But what if, instead of always reacting on autopilot, you could respond thoughtfully in those moments, keep your cool, and get from A to B on time and in one piece?

With this book, you’ll find powerful mindfulness skills for calming your own stress response when difficult emotions arise. You’ll also discover strategies for cultivating respectful communication, effective conflict resolution, and reflective listening. In the process, you’ll learn to examine your own unhelpful patterns and ingrained reactions that reflect the generational habits shaped by your parents, so you can break the cycle and respond to your children in more skillful ways.

When children experience a parent reacting with kindness and patience, they learn to act with kindness as well - thereby altering generational patterns for a kinder, more compassionate future. With this essential guide, you’ll see how changing your own “autopilot reactions” can create a lasting positive impact, not just for your kids, but for generations to come.

An essential, must-listen for all parents - now more than ever.

“To raise the children we hope to raise, we have to learn to become the person we hoped to be…. This wonderful book will help you handle the ride.” (KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent)

“Hunter Clarke-Fields shares her wisdom and personal experience to help parents create peaceful families.” (Joanna Faber and Julie King, coauthors of How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen)

©2019 Hunter Clarke-Fields and Carla Naumburg (P)2019 New Harbinger Publications

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  • 2021-02-28

Applicable summary of several key parenting books

I recognized the advice from other parenting books I had heard and read. I like how practically this book is laid out and I think I'll pick up a hard copy when I come across one. I liked the author's writing prompts. I did not like the narration. While the narrator's voice is pleasant, her tone ups and downs make it hard to know when sentences end. It made difficult for me to follow the flow unless my attention was 100% on listening.

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Cut out after 6 minutes even though it was paid for and downloaded. So disappointing.

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Very helpful for a FTM

I am navigating parenthood with my 7 month old son, and I found this book to be very helpful in shaping who I want to be as a mother and how I'd like to raise my son. I was raised in an authoritarian household where I was disciplined often and it left me resentful and less likely to be honest with my parents. I want to do better for my son. I will listen to this book again in a year or 2 as he gets older to reinforce these ideas

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Soul touching

Beautiful description on the key concept of being human. I hope more parents read it so we can have a brighter future.

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Will be listening to again.

Great book. I listened to the entire book and now plan on listening to the book chapter by chapter and doing the exercises.
I hardly ever reread or listen to a book more than once.

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  • 2021-04-23

amazing!

Really great book! it gives absolutely amazing tips and tricks for improving yourself so you can improve as a parent. I love how its set up with tasks and goals for the week to kind of guide your learning and growth!

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  • 2020-09-11

Great Book About Parenting and Teaching Kindness!

I loved this book! It gave me some perspective on the importance of connecting with my young children and being mindful about how I react to them. I realized I no longer want to be an authority figure, but show them love and empathy while teaching boundaries. I highly recommend this book.

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  • 2021-06-26

Useful for angry parents

Good if you or your family have a history of anger issues. Otherwise, as someone interested in how to be an even better parent, you're probably a good enough parent already to not benefit much from this book

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  • 2021-04-16

Good Aggregate of Multiple Frameworks

I found this book to be very helpful. Like other reviews, if you have already read multiple parenting books, you can skip this one. If you haven't read any this book is perfect.

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  • Kme
  • 2021-10-03

A must read!

This is the best parenting book I have ever read. Highly recommend! There are many practical ideas that are so effective.

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  • rollingtothetop
  • 2021-08-31

Mindfulness Applied to Parenting

While primarily focusing on the application of mindfulness to parenting, there were also some great methodologies to apply in supervision of other adults. I believe this will get a second and third read from me.

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  • Aurora
  • 2021-11-16

Unoriginal

Little new information if you’ve ever taken a meditation class or smoked pot. Daily practices in self awareness don’t solve everyone’s problems and it doesn’t relieve the hardships of parenting. Waste of money.

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  • 2021-07-15

More for moms than dad's.

Good for moms I can say that. For dads it may not be suffice.

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  • Nate S
  • 2022-02-05

I’m just not sure

I couldn’t make it through the second chapter. I understand the concepts and lessons but overall this book is just not for me. My spouse who shares my account was asking the same questions about the book.

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  • KareNina
  • 2021-09-14

practical and achievable advice

i really enjoyed this book, it was a reminder of what a privilege it is to be a parent. The audio was spoken very fast, but it is packed with practical and implementable suggestions for better, kinder and more connected parenting.

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  • ron schreibman
  • 2021-09-13

No content, repetitive and BORING!!!!!!!!

What a disappointment. Filled with questions, judgements, generalities and NEVER gets to the "solutions." Unending prattle about disappointments and speculations regarding emotions and reactions. Such a WASTE of time and even the measley $6, which I doubt is refundable. Count how many times the word mindful is said in one chapter only. The constant reference to what we are going to learn is tedious. The use of the word you and we is offensive. She doesn't know the reader and there is NO we!

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