The Calm Parent AM & PM™

5 Audio Lessons (+ 1 Bonus CD), 113-page Workbook

4.6 out of 5 based on 114 customer ratings
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Remaining calm is a universal challenge for parents, especially when managing defiant and aggressive kids. While you can’t just “will” yourself to be calm when your child is pushing your buttons, you can learn to stay calm in the most emotional situations with your child. The Calm Parent AM & PM gives you realistic solutions to help you keep your calm and sanity and become a more effective parent.

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  1. 5 out of 5


    I titled my review as Really beacause that was my reaction to being able to calm myself and deescalate the situation. My child and nephews really responded well to the program! I really enjoyed it myself, I found myself yelling less and staying more calm!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Great parenting tool

    A therapist once told me I needed to create a space between my child and I when I am angry. I had no idea what that meant and didn't know how to do that. I listened to the calm parent CDs and did the workbook and guess what? I found the tools to create that space. My relationship with my son has improved More immensely and our household is more calm. I'm so glad I ordered the CDs and did the work.

  3. 3 out of 5

    Calm Parent Review

    The overall objective of this program makes sense. I purchased the program to better help me deal with my son who is defiant at every turn. The Calm Parent is logical however is easier said than done. In order for it to work you have to be willing to operate with grace and keep starting over with the More Calm Parent intention in mind. I have had the program almost two months not quite. I have not seen any changes in my son however my guilt has gone down dramatically which helps me to think more clearly with him. Once I'm calm I know I didn't do anything fir him to respond to which means that I am closer to getting to the root of the problem.

  4. 4 out of 5

    What a difference!

    I started using the Calm Parent program as a supplement to the Total Transformation program. I had a knack for flying off the handle when disputes would arise, which is neither good for me or my children. Following the lessons and taking the time to fill out the exercises in the workbook, along with More using the tools I learned with The Calm Parent has made significant changes in our household. I no longer hold on to the emotional aspect of anger when a dispute arises, I let go of the "why" I feel angry, re-adjust my perspective and focus only on how we will come to a calm and concise conclusion. I would recommend the use of The Calm Parent Am & PM as a stand alone guide, as well an accompanying program to the Total Transformation - The title is simple, and it works! We now have conversations instead of arguments - we get to the source of the conflict and we all walk away calm. AMAZING!

  5. 3 out of 5

    Knowing your child's needs

    I purchased the program because I was not in control and I believed that trickled down to my child. But, the result was simply that I didn't understand my child's needs. Now, I do to a much greater extent. We are both more in control from use of the program's techniques.

  6. 5 out of 5

    The Calm Parent

    I am a grandparent as well as a Nanny and it has helped tremendously. It is still hard and I have to think about the program before I react, but I know that by being calmer and not arguing with the children, it does work. I am giving them the responsibility to make their own choices and then they will More have to deal with the consequences. This program is work in progress. I do see better results with the children.

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Product Features:

  • 3 Calm Parenting Audio Lessons on CD
  • 1 AM Audio Lesson CD
  • 1 PM Audio Lesson CD
  • Bonus Audio Lesson CD: “The Instant Calm Down”
  • 113-page Workbook

Keep your cool, and your sanity.

If it were easy, every parent would be cool, calm and collected in the face of their child’s anger. Just remember that it is doable. This program shows you exactly how to respond to your child in a calm way, especially in stressful day-to-day situations.

Move beyond being reactive.

  • Respond calmly when your child pushes your buttons
  • Don’t allow the adrenaline of anxiety overtake you
  • Separate from the anxiety and be more effective
  • Stop taking your child’s misbehavior personally
  • End the anger, resentment and embarrassment about your child’s attitude and behavioral outbursts

In this program, you’ll learn:

  • Why, like most parents, you react to your child
  • What’s been missing in your attempts to stay calm with your child
  • How to recognize your reactivity and understand it
  • What your specific triggers are
  • How to separate emotionally from your child’s behavior and think more rationally
  • Techniques you can use in the moment to not lose control
  • Boundaries to set with your child that let you remain calm and teach him responsibility
  • How to apply the calming process in everyday morning and evening scenarios

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Q: My child's behavior is so bad! Can I really become more calm by listening to this program?

A: In short, yes. The author, Debbie Pincus, has years of experience helping parents to respond more effectively to a child’s acting-out behavior, rather than reacting out of frustration or anxiety. The techniques described in The Calm Parent can be applied to most parenting situations you may encounter, from mild disrespect to more outright defiance and noncompliance.

Q: I have both The Total Transformation® Program and The Calm Parent AM & PM. Which program should I start with?

A: Both programs can be helpful in changing the relationship between you and your child. Starting with The Total Transformation Program can assist you in addressing your child’s inappropriate, acting-out behavior. The program will give you step-by-step tools to start making changes in your family. The Calm Parent AM & PM can help you with changing your own reactions to your child’s behavior, such as yelling at your child, giving your child the silent treatment, or simply feeling overwhelmed with his/her behavior.

Meet Debbie Pincus

Debbie PincusFor over 25 years, Debbie Pincus, MS LMHC, has offered therapy and coaching to individuals, couples and parents, helping them heal their relationships using Bowen Family Systems Theory. Debbie is the creator of The Calm Parent AM & PM, and has authored numerous books for children and young adults on interpersonal relationships.

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