Taking a Stand The Art, Science, and Practice of Resetting
In working to fully implement the Nurtured Heart Approach, have you found it difficult to avoid being triggered into negative reactivity by your child's boundary-pushing behaviors?
- Do you struggle to manage your own emotions even as you work to support a child or children in managing theirs?
- Has your own intensity stood in the way of your being the parent you want to be?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this book is for you.
Nurtured Heart is an approach for guiding and supporting all children-particularly, intense and challenging children-in living out their greatness.
One of the first steps toward implementing this approach is learning to train our attention on and connect with children around what we DO want rather than what we DON'T want.
As both positive and neutral behaviors are reflected to the child as illustrating their many great qualities, the child becomes convinced the the MORE they were searching for through negative behaviors is now easily obtainable through positive choices. The child begins to joyfully live out greatness.
Many adults struggle with the stand of NOT giving their relationship energy to negativity. The internal reset required to avoid getting hooked in by a child's poking, pushing, and testing can feel nearly impossible for adults who have stronger emotionality, or who have expereinced certain challenges with their own intensity.
This book adds to the Nurtured Heart Approach library of books a trauma-informed look at learning and practicing this Approach-an invitation to consider the impact of our own history of early attachment, adverse experiences, and trauma on our parenting, and to use the NHA to notch up the ability to manage our own emotions...while holding accountability in a way that leads to real change.
This book is a journey toward mastering our own intensity. Through the mastery , we are supported to channel the intensity of children in our care into fuel for greatness.
Life-changing!I wish I could give this book 100 stars! I’m still new to the Nurtured Heart Approach but this book has given me so much clarity. I needed more help with personal understanding of controlling my own emotions around triggering situations. The personal examples of the authors’ use of NHA are very helpful as are the well-explained, inter-woven explanations of brain science. I’ve read a lot of helpful parenting and psychology books and I now put this high on my list of recommended reads for ALL parents! The understanding of emotional intelligence, the ability to become emotionally aware and to reset are life-changing skills that will benefit all parents at any stage of parenting. Many thanks to Dr. Howard Glasser and the Nurtured Heart team!
Great book for NHAIf you like the idea of nurtured heart approach, but gave been struggling with it this he book for you.
Mariangelica Duque –
Best parenting book for Every OneFrom all the books I’ve read about parenting, this one has been the most helpful because it does base it’s theories in the parents first, and their experiences as human beings.It has always felt difficult for me to really practice and experience what the books say about parenting, because I am always dealing with my own history, my own parents, my own stories.This book instead, talks about this in a realistic way, and brings so much compasion for me as a mother, for me to myself. I highly recommend it to every parent, it is the best one you can get. Plus it is not really attached to any specific approach, it is really for everyone. I loved it and will keep reading it several times, I hope.
Comprehensive and accurateThis is a comprehensive and easy to follow guide for dealing with triggers, including the science behind why triggers happen and how our childhoods affect our own parenting skills. I’ll be recommending it to all of the parents attending my Nurture Heart trainings.
Concise and digest-ableI thought the book was great because it pairs concise, practical discussion of the Nurtured Heart Approach with the stories of real families working to implement the approach. I found this super helpful for understanding what the NHA is and how it looks when implemented.
Game changerI wish I have read this book before. Lots of ideas.