“Reminds me of a favorite cookbook that will become well-worn with use. Real-Time Parenting is a warm yet straightforward approach to parenting that I believe will resonate with many.”
~Annie Burnside, Author of Soul to Soul Parenting
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Real-Time Parenting offers new approaches to parenting that help to see and understand youself and your child. You will gain clarity about what is true for you and put your vision into action to create meaningful change. With an emphasis on the connection between you and your child, choose action steps that reduce conflict and improve interactions.
A collection of stories and activities help you test out approaches to parenting in real time. Our ten practical tools become your personal toolkit for taking positive action in the heat-of-the-moment. Create a personalized plan to manage stress and continue new habits. Be more confident, feel more at ease, and discover more joy in the everyday moments.
Advance Praise for Real-Time Parenting
There is no greater responsibility – and no more urgent necessity – than for adults to become good parents, elders, and teachers to our children. The children of the world belong to all of us. Each of us bears the responsibility to raise them in a loving, safe, secure environment. Unfortunately, we have created a world where everything involved in education and socialization has become unnaturally complicated. We have become disconnected from the natural world – its healing rhythms and inherent wisdom. Parenting has become riddled with confusion, complexity, and doubt. This magnificent, guidebook, created by Amy Armstrong, Mary Funari, and Beth Miller, stands tall. It is an exquisitely formulated, comprehensive roadmap for navigating the challenges of parenting in the 21st Century. Every conceivable situation and potential conflict has been addressed with clarity and insight. Real-Time Parenting should be required reading for all human beings venturing into the morass of conflicting emotions, impulses, and pressures known as “parenthood.” I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
John E. Welshons, author of One Soul, One Love, One Heart; When Prayers Aren’t Answered; and Awakening From Grief
I love the format of this book. It is inviting. A guidebook for parents highlighting everyday situations that arise while parenting children of all ages, the authors offer insightful explanations and tools for parents to consider. It reminds me of a favorite cookbook that will become well-worn with use. Real-Time Parenting is a warm yet straightforward approach to parenting that I believe will resonate with many.
Annie Burnside, author of Soul to Soul Parenting and From Role to Soul
Real-Time Parenting is a welcome addition to the library of all parents. It provides the nuts and bolts day-to-day techniques that all parents need, while not ignoring the psychological needs of children. Real-Time Parenting presents parenting in an optimistic manner that will buoy any parent living in the trenches of every day parenting. It presents concepts based on both science and practical experience. It presents wisdom in a tone that is respectful to parents who feel like they’re trying to get through just another day, and in a way that emphasizes the importance of each of these days to the long term well being of their children. Every parent will benefit from reading Real-Time Parenting.
Kevin T. Kalikow, MD Child Psychiatrist, author of Your Child in the Balance
This book offers insightful and research-based self-awareness opportunities to help parents become more mindful of their experiences and how they show up for their children. The action steps in this book shift how parenting is viewed creating an opportunity to connect with children in a more authentic and meaningful way. I have had the honor of working with all three of these women, so I know they are not only well-qualified and inspiring parent coaches, they walk the walk of these teachings in their own lives. Reading this book is a gift to you and your family…don’t miss it!
Cathy Cassani Adams, LCSW, podcast host and author of Zen Parenting
What a gift to parents everywhere! Real-Time Parenting is an approachable, insightful and invaluable guide, packed with practical action steps and relatable stories, that provide busy moms, dads, and caregivers the support, encouragement, and tools they’re looking for. Real-Time Parenting should be handed-out to every parent as they leave the maternity ward! I recommend this book for all parents who are currently in the trenches, striving to raise good humans.
Meredith Sinclair, author of Well Played
Real-Time Parenting is the Real Deal! It bubbles over with practical ideas and inspiring stories from three experienced and knowledgeable parent coaches. Each chapter builds on the previous one to combine insightful tools with do-able action steps that naturally lead to present-moment, positive changes for families. An indispensable guide for all moms and dads!”
Gloria DeGaetano, Founder/CEO, Parent Coaching Institute
Real-Time Parenting is a skills-building guide par excellence! You will develop a personal parenting vision, adjust your parenting style to the unique needs of your child, and learn to respond to parent-child challenges with skill and grace. Strongly recommended for parents seeking practical strategies rooted in loving care.
John A. Moran, Ph.D. author of Overcoming the Alienation Crisis: 33 Coparenting Solutions.
As a working mom of two teenage boys, I found Real-Time Parenting to be a great resource. The tools are unbelievably practical and make a lot of sense. I constantly had that, “Of course!” thought in my head. I’d recommend this book to any busy parent who needs some fresh ideas to navigate common parenting challenges
Karen Rafeedie, Writer
This is a book that gives parents suggestions for day-to-day interactions with their children. I highly recommend this book for parents looking for an effective means of communicating with their children to build positive relationships. The authors provide useful tools and exercises for building self-confidence and helping parents to understand their own parenting styles. As a mother of a 28-year-old, I thought I had conquered it all. However, I truly came away with new understandings.
Lisa Barsky Firkser, Ph.D. Executive Director CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties
This guide is a delightful read full of positivity, support and practical guidance delivered in a nurturing and respective manner. Emphasis on self-reflection, having a vision, being present and the unique fit between each parent and their child combined with 9 essential pillars of parenting lay the foundation for developing practical tools and realistic steps for establishing routines, honing effective communication skills, implementing solutions and making intentional parenting decisions. The many real-time every day examples leave the reader feeling validated and respected as both a person and parent and filled with hope that change is possible. I will definitely recommend this book to clients, friends and professionals who work with parents!
Barbara Jo Fidler, Ph.D., C.Psych.