Book Review - Listen to Me Please! (Ava Parnass & Dr. Ron Taffel)

~ Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 10:40 PM ~

(*Article first published as Book Review: Listen to Me Please! Time-In Not Time-Out by Ava Parnass & Dr. Ron Taffel on Blogcritics.)

I was obviously intrigued when I saw the book title! I mean, "Time In"? Without further ado, below is my review for the "Listen to Me Please! Time-In Not Time-Out" book:

Title: "Listen to Me Please! Time-In Not Time-Out"
Authors: Ava Parnass & Dr. Ron Taffel
Illustrations: Kate Kaminski, Laura Waldusky & Bianca Black
Publisher:  Ava Parnass (2011)
Paperback & E-book

Description from the product page:
"This book is a game changer, Ms Parnass coined the phrase Time-In Not Time Out and shows parents exactly how to do that! The book is part parenting field guide and part interactive story book.  It’s a book both parents and children will want to return to again and again.  Using this book with  children is fun and helps connect with them on a deeper level. Use it and  watch misbehavior disappear!  It’s pure relationship magic!  Excerpts from the book appeared in Nick Jr. Family Magazine for 3 consecutive months."

We have started using Time-Out approach about two months back. Maybe it's because of Alyson's arrival that causes Ben to be more demanding and throwing tantrums when things does not go his way (to seek our attention perhaps?) The problem with Ben is the moment he starts crying, he tunes out and it's hard to talk to him until you get him to quiet down and stop his crying. So the title of this book "Listen to Me Please!" just hits the note as that's what I said to Ben whenever I try to calm him down and stop his crying.

I like that this book guides you on how to use it, when is the most appropriate moment and timing to read this book with your child and to encourage your child to choose the page he/she likes the most.

I also like that there is some pointers under "Conversation Starters" that gets the discussion moving along between parents and the child.

There's even parenting tips provided (page 6-12) that includes ways to tackle the specific problems.

I hope to be able to use the approaches from this book whenever the situation arises. I personally learned a lot from this book and I am glad to be able to review this book!

Room for Improvements?

* I would prefer if the illustrations are all of the same type (maybe it's just my weird preference)

You can get this book from website, Amazon and many more.

I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a PDF copy of the book by the author in order to facilitate my review. 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"

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