Is That Me Yelling?
About the Book
Being a parent is hard work! And when your child refuses to do even the little things-like picking up their toys, taking a bath, or getting in the car to go to school-it's easy to become frustrated. But what if there was a gentle, effective way for you to improve your kid's behavior without losing your cool or raising your voice? In Is That Me Yelling? leading authority on parenting, Rona Renner outlines effective communication strategies that focus on your child's unique temperament.
While most books on discipline are “one size fits all,” this book offers a tailored parenting approach. Inside, you will learn powerful mindfulness techniques based in cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) and temperament theory to help reduce conflict and foster cooperation, respect, and understanding in your family. You will also learn the real reasons behind your frustration, how your unique temperament, as well as your child's, can contribute to you losing your temper, and how you can start feeling calm and connecting with your child in a positive way, right away.
As a parent, you are often under a great deal of stress. Between helping your child with their homework, running a household, and working, it's only natural to feel overwhelmed at times. But that's why you need real, practical solutions to help you communicate effectively and compassionately with your children in a way that will benefit you both. This book will show you how.
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-Deepak Chopra, MD
“Is That Me Yelling? is a complete and compassionate companion for every parent, educator, and parenting educator. . With excellent examples from her extensive professional and personal experience, nurse Rona illustrates fundamental psychological principles and functional parenting practices with empathy and enthusiasm. Bravo, thanks!”
-Marisol Mu?oz-Kiehne, PhD, clinical psychologist, parent educator, author, columnist, and former host of Nuestros Ni?os radio show (www.nuestrosninos.com)
-Lawrence Rosen, MD, founder of The Whole Child Center (wholechildcenter.org)
-Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, editor at the Psychological Bulletin; professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley; and vice-chair of psychology in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco
-Katherine Ellison, author of Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention and Square Peg: My Story and What It Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, and Out-of-the-Box Thinkers
-Rhonda Collins, documentary film editor and mother of twins
-Jorge Partida, PsyD, author of The Promise of the Fifth Sun and A Week of Awakening
-Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, EdD, author of Raising Your Spirited Child and Sleepless in America
-Shoshana Bennett, PhD, clinical psychologist, parental depression specialist, and author of Postpartum Depression for Dummies
-Betsy Rose, mindful educator, musician, and parent
-Joshua Coleman, PhD, psychologist and author of When Parents Hurt
“I have known and worked with Rona Renner for over several decades. Clearly, she understands that no single behavioral approach fits all children. Instead, each approach must take into account the particular temperament of the child-and often also that of the parent! In this respect, Is That Me Yelling? sums up a significant portion of Rona's learning curve. . So parents, if what should work doesn't, if your pressure gauge is `way up'-this is the book for you!”
-James Cameron, PhD, executive director at The Preventive Ounce, a nonprofit, preventive mental health organization for children (preventiveoz.org)
“Is That Me Yelling? is simply a gift for parents. Filled with wisdom but delivered with both humor and humility, this book is of value for families in need of minor adjustments, major overhauls, and everything in between. Renner challenges us without judging. The clarity of the writing belies just how transformative these practical recommendations can be for our children and for ourselves.”
-David C. Rettew, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, director of the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, and director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Clinic at the University of Vermont, College of Medicine
“When it comes to aiding and supporting parents in the care of their children, I believe most caregivers want honest, straightforward, and uncomplicated suggestions from someone who has been there and done that. Rona Renner's book, Is That Me Yelling? is a breath of fresh air. Authentic, helpful, easy-to-read, and useful are words that describe her messages to parents as well as professionals.”
-Intisar Shareef, EdD, cochair of the Early Childhood Education Department at Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA
“The future will be defined by the generation we are raising right now. In the face of global challenges, we must remember that we, as parents, shape the future one decision at a time. Our children will be the ones to reinvent society, business, and humanity's relationship with the natural world. They are the innovators and the peacemakers; the caretakers and the stewards; the visionaries and the implementers. It is our duty to our children and to the planet to give them the best start possible. This begins with knowing ourselves, healing our families, and acting intentionally. As Renner eloquently states, “world peace begins at home.”
-Rinaldo S. Brutoco, futurist, business leader, and founding president of the World Business Academy
“Is That Me Yelling? is a great way to bring guidance from the wise and warm Nurse Rona into your home. With extensive experience as a nurse, temperament counselor, parent educator, and parenting radio host, her advice is valuable for anyone with kids. Regardless of how much they yell, moms and dads are certain to feel more calm and confident having her by their side.”
-Will Courtenay, PhD, “The Men's Doc” and author of Dying to Be Men
“Yelling doesn't work-at least not for long. Kids get inured to it and stop listening. Then parents have to yell louder, and say more hurtful things. Is That Me Yelling? is the best book I've seen on parenting because it shows how to stop the damaging anger and create a spirit of true cooperation with your children. Highly recommended.”
-Matthew McKay, PhD, author of When Anger Hurts Your Kids