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Welcome to our page. We are moms, educators and therapists who hold a firm belief in gentle, mindful parenting. We hope to empower you with current research, personal stories, and inspired readings to help you approach parenting through a mindful awareness of how your connection to your children affects their present and future behaviors and emotional intelligence. When children are treated with kindness, respect and unconditional acceptance they have the freedom to grow in to healthy, compassionate and responsible adults.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Giveaway and Book Review: "Whispers Through Time"

Thank you everyone for joining us on your parenting journey.
The book winners were notified.

 

If you're interested in reading "Whispers Through Time" and/or "Two Thousand Kisses A Day" you can purchase them here:

 
Whispers Through Time ($7.19 + shipping)
 
Two Thousand Kisses A Day ($7.19 + shipping)
 

  Come back and tell us how you've applied these gentle parenting principles at home and remember to review it on Amazon!

 


“Whispers Through Time” is now available and we’re excited to promote it. Author L. R. Knost focuses on the importance of communication in parenting. While she acknowledges the challenges we face as parents, she also gently reminds us that the connection we have with them when we first meet their beautiful newborn eyes is the same connection we hope to have with them when they're teens and grown adults - and she explains how communication is the key to maintaining that amazing connection.



Knost asks us to consider our children's behaviors as attempts to connect and communicate with us, rather than actions to drive us crazy. Knost offers practical approaches to 

  • Temper tantrums
  • Whining
  • Tattling
  • Chatterboxes, and
  • The "I dunno" of adolescence

This approach to communicating with children empowers children and parents alike while maintaining the parent-child connection through gentle, respectful parenting practices.

 
TO WIN YOUR OWN COPY...simply comment on this blog.
Giveaway ends Saturday, June 22, 2013 @ 10p Eastern.
Winners will be chosen at random and notified on Sunday, June 23.
(This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, per Facebook rules.)

 

If you don’t want to wait to read the book, it is now available on Amazon:
 
 
This post is part of the Virtual Book Tour for the launch of L.R.Knost's newest release Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood. Click here if you’d like to check out all of the other stops on the tour! 


 About the Author
 
 

 

Best-selling parenting and children’s book author, L.R.Knost, is an independent child development researcher and founder and director of the advocacy and consulting group, Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources. A mother of six, her children range from 25- years down to 25-months-old. Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages and Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood are the first in her Little Hearts Handbooks series of parenting guides. The next book in the series, The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline is due to be released November 2013. Other works by this award-winning author include the children's picture books A Walk in the Clouds, Petey’s Listening Ears, and the soon-to-be-released Grumpykins series for ages 2 to 6, which are humorous and engaging tools for parents, teachers, and caregivers to use in implementing gentle parenting techniques in their homes and schools.

56 comments:

  1. I would love to read this book. :)

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  2. I have a 19 month old with another little guy due in September, as well as a 13 year old. :) I'd love to read this book! What a great offer. Thanks!

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  4. I've only discovered Linda recently, and am very anxious to read her newest book!

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  5. I;m excited to read this parenting resource!

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  6. New fan! I would be delighted to add this book to our library. Thanks for the chance to win a free copy.

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  7. Just stopping by to wish everyone good luck in the giveaway and to thank Parenting Beyond Punishment for participating in my Book Launch Tour! You're awesome! :)

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  8. I would love to read this book. I have an almost 2 year old and would like to avoid the "trying twos" as much as possible!

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  9. What a wonderful giveaway! I have a 4 year old, a 3 year old and a home daycare with 3 other children. This would be a treasure in my mommy library!

    jennbeeler@hotmail.com

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  10. I have 3 children of my own, ages 13,6,&2 1/2. I also work in the child care field and am always looking for good reads related to children and positive teaching.

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  11. I would really enjoy the opportunity to read this book. I have 4 children also spaced out in age! From 19 year old to a 1 year old. I'm looking for better ways to connect and communicate with each of them. I feel I fail on so many levels of parenting right now. I need better ways of solving all these issues that come up daily.

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  12. This books sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win a copy

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  13. Am looking forward to reading this. Can never have enough positive ideas for parenting!

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  14. I have a 2 and 3 year old girls. I would really love to read this book to help me raise the girls in a calm and loving environment. This books sounds like the perfect book.

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  15. I've been following Little Hearts for ages, but could still do with reading the book! Amazing lady.

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  16. Looks really interesting! We could definitely use practical approaches to temper tantrums and whining for our 16 month old.

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  17. Would love to read! I have recently started making changes toward the better in my parenting and communication with my kids

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  18. What a fantastic giveaway! Sounds like a terrific book to read. I would love it :)

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  19. Such an awesome thing for you to do! Thanks for the chance to win this book, I've been following you page for awhile and love the lessons I learn daily! Hope to be blessed with winning your book!

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  20. I would love to win a copy!

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  21. The book sounds great and as a first time mom I would live to read it.

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  22. What a great giveaway, I would love to win a copy. Appreciate new ideas and approaches to peaceful parenting.

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  23. I am really curious about the book. As a therapist and a mother of three adult children I am against all types of physical punishment as a way of discipline. Thanks!

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  24. Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to win.

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  25. Thank you! I would love to have this!

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  26. Crossing my fingers! Hope luck is on my side?! It would be wonderful to win!

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  27. I would love to have this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  28. I have a two year old and number two due in November. I would love to win a copy. Thanks.

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  29. This would be a great tool to use with our little one.

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  30. This looks amazing and exactly whay I need to read as my peaceful parenting approach hit a gigantic wall with my 3and half year old boy. Would love to gond strategies yo return to the calm household again

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  31. I just bought Two Thousand Kisses and love it and would love to win this one!

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  32. I would love to read this to avoid any upcoming issues with my oldest about to turn 10 and gaining a bit of attitude.

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    1. You've won a copy of her book! Please send me an email at beyondpunishment@gmail.com

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  33. I'd be thrilled to win this book. I really liked her first one.

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  34. I adore her 1st book, would love to win this one.

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  35. i would love to add this to my mommy library :)

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  36. Looks like a great book! Would love to win!

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  37. We're expecting our first kiddo in September and I love your Two Thousand Kisses book! It was my favorite tub read while in my first trimester. Thank you for sharing your wisdom--those of us looking to parent in a more gentle way than we were parented are eternally grateful for people like you!

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  38. This looks like a great read! I'd love to win it!

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  39. Would love to add this to our parenting library!

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  40. Would be very interested in reading this book.

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  41. Looks like it could be a big help to many of us, would love to read this!!!

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  42. I have a 10 year old with Aspergres who I am desperately trying to reconnect with. His behaviour has been violent at school and he has now ust got a conviction of aggravated assault. I would love the opportunity to read this book and be re ecucated in ways of restoring peace and the special connection between parents and child again.

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