Playful Parenting

  • by Lawrence J. Cohen
  • Narrated by Lawrence J. Cohen
  • 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Playful Parenting means joining children in their world of play, focusing on connection and confidence, giggling and roughhousing, and following your child's lead. This audiobook is an exciting approach to raising children that will help you nurture close relationships and solve behavior problems.
Think about the loving gaze of an infant, the no-hold-barred embrace of a toddler, the intimacy of a shared bedtime story, or a silent hand-in-hand walk. These moments of heartfelt connection with our children are part of the great payoff for the hard work of parenting. Yet this connection all too often eludes us. We find ourselves locked in battle instead of joined in partnership. Play can be the long-sought bridge back to that deep emotional bond between parent and child.


What the Critics Say

“A welcome reminder that the serious business of parenthood also can be fun.” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
“Using examples from his practice, research and personal experience, [Cohen] intelligently guides parents through the possibilities awaiting them if they are willing and able to loosen up. The book explores play with compassion, but is often so funny that parents will find themselves chortling out loud with recognition and anticipation.” (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Helpful book

I love all the ideas for games to play with kids - useful for kids aged 2 to 12! Not sure I agree with his philosophy 100%, but there's definitely lots of useful content.
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- H

Great only book needed for happy home

really good advice that resonates as the right way to approach parenting, i wish my parents had read this one back in the day.
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- Mr Clarke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-05-2010
  • Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie