Nationally acclaimed parent coach and trainer Tina Feigal returns with this revised edition of her book, formerly titled The Pocket Coach for Parents. With new content on trauma-effective parenting, Present Moment Parenting: Your Guide to a Peaceful Life with Your Intense Child will help you:
- Understand the connection between the child’s heart and brain
- Recognize how the brain responds to stress and trauma
- Learn effective parenting strategies to decrease intensity and create peace at home
There are many reasons a child doesn’t respond to typical parenting techniques—a mental health diagnosis (such as ADHD or ODD), a life challenge (such as divorce or removal from home), autism, attachment issues, giftedness, physical or emotional trauma—or simply being “hard to handle.” Whatever the root cause of the intensity, Present Moment Parenting will give you the tools you need to create a peaceful life.
“Tina Feigal has mastered positivity with the practical strategies and concrete examples of positive parenting found in Present Moment Parenting. Want a happy and healthy child and a peaceful household? Practice the skills in this book!” —Kim Allen, PhD, BCC, CFLE, President, Family Life Coaching Association, and Author of Theory, Research, and Practical Guidelines for Family Life Coaching
“Present Moment Parenting’s well-researched, theoretical frames offer ‘right now’ application tools, promising huge benefits for today that feed a healthy tomorrow.”—Dr. Sandra Morgan, Director of Vanguard University's Global Center for Women and Justice in Costa Mesa, California
Tina Feigal, MS Ed., is a former school psychologist who has been coaching parents since 2000. She is the director of Family Engagement at Anu Family Services/Center for the Challenging Child. Her passion is healing families by providing effective tools for parents.