Book Review - Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ (Sharon Silver)

~ Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 9:53 AM ~

Few weeks ago, I posted about this awesome Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ campaign and that I'll be following up that post with my review on the e-book which I received as part of my participation in the campaign. So here goes:


Title: Stop Reacting and Start Responding™
Author: Sharon Silver

Publisher:  One Voice Publishing
ISBN: 9780983156109
Ebook: 224 pages

Description from the product page:
"There are many wonderful books out there sharing new ways to parent. The question is, “Do you have the emotional capacity, or time, to read about a new method when you’re in the middle of a whirlwind of anger or reactions?”  Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ addresses that issue.

When a parent is involved in a whirlwind of emotions, anger or reactions, it’s hard to think. Being too emotional to think also makes it difficult to search for answers to change what’s going on so you can arrive at a calmer outcome. 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.

This book is for parents with children from ages 1 to 10. I love the title! Stop Reacting and Start Responding! That's the way how us, parents should do!

Plus, this book is very easy to read! I like that the book  is divided  into 15 chapters and from each chapters, it's further described into situations that parents encounter on a daily basis. You can just flip over to any pages and you'll bound to identify with one of the many situations yourself and learn from it!

I like the tips on giving our children choices (two choices only of both are approved by ourselves, that way, either choice our child choose is still OK with us!),  not ignoring our child (as it will let them think they need to do more things to get our attention!), how to handle children's tantrums, the importance of our tone of voice when disciplining our child and so on. I do however feel that some of the situations given are not applicable to me yet.

In my opinion, the "Stop Reacting and Start Responding™" is a good choice for parents to learn more about how they can respond to their child in a positive way!

You can get this book from

** Disclosure: 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.

All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

And if you'd like to read my previous book reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My Book Reviews"

Comments (7) -


This looks like an interesting book. I love reading books about parenting, self motivating etc. Never try reading an e-book yet, I prefer the traditional way of reading a book, in bed, keh keh keh


What a beautiful website design!
I am your newest follower from the blog hop!
Happy Tuesday!

Would love for you to stop by and follow.

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Aries,
E-book is as good as hardcover book Smile Try it!

Hi singlemom2008!
Thanks for following my blog, I've returned the favor! Hope to see you in my blog sometime! Cheers!


Hi there, saw you on the Where are you Wed blog hop =) thought I'd stop in, it's been a while!!  This book looks exactly what I need, thanks for posting =)  Have a wonderful day.

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Rita!

Thanks for stopping by! You have a wonderful day too! Smile


Hmmm.. Though I would not be using this now but I think I should consider buying this book.  When I my daughter was still in my womb I bought lots of books about pregnancy.  I didn't buy books when she's a toddler.  I just relied on the internet.  I suppose I have to buy books with good reviews so that I know it is reliable and effective.

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hello Marj!

I agree with what you said! When I was pregnant, I buy lots of books, those What to Expect series and prep myself up with info on breastfeeding, baby care and all. But none so much of books when they are in toddlerhood now!

I am glad to be able to have opportunity to review parenting books now as I get to read awesome books like these. If you are really looking for a good parenting book, other than this one, do consider Zig Ziglar's 'Raising a positive child in a negative world' and Dr. Jenn Berman's 'Superbaby' books.

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