True Parent Coaching Announces a Guide for Parents - Real-Time Parenting: Choose Your Action Steps for the Present Moment as an antidote to comparison culture

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This timely parenting guide is for the everyday, "real" family moments, understanding there is no one-size-fits-all parenting. Parents with children of all ages benefit from a personalized approach to using ten practical tools for reducing power struggles, handling discipline issues, and improving parent-child interactions.

Given the comparison culture endorsed by internet overload and social media, parents are left dazed wondering how to be both informed and authentic.These three coaches-turned-authors offer the best of both worlds – concise parenting tips from experts and a path to enact the specific action steps that fit the family's needs in the moment. Parents discover ease and achieve their goals for parenting. Parents learn to trust themselves in the heat of everyday challenges. They get unstuck from frustration and stress and start having fun again.

Real-Time Parenting means being “real” with practical action that makes sense for an individual parent in “real time” interactions – moment by moment every day. Real-Time Parenting is a fresh approach to manage the overwhelm parents feel with all the competing influences on children today.

According to Real-Time Parenting, when parents are not clear on a personal vision for their family, they end up in “survival mode,” just going through the motions of making moment-to-moment decisions. The authors are parent coaches, which means they ask meaningful questions and support parents to discover their own answers. As parents gain awareness and clarity on who they are at their best, they embrace their own personal parenting vision so that at the end of the day they can boldly say, “That was a good day: let’s do it again tomorrow.”

Teenagers and parents create technology use plans that are safe and doable.
Parents and kids resolve homework issues and create routines for meals and chores.
Solutions emerge to make bedtime calmer.
Family communication becomes respectful and productive without all the yelling.
Everyone learns to relax more as relationships are restored and anxiety is reduced.

Beth Miller, Mary Funari and Amy Armstrong have collaborated to bring coaching to life in this hands-on approach. They are Certified Parent Coaches® dedicated to teaching and coaching parents with skill and insight. Ask Beth, Mary or Amy and they will tell you stories of everyday parenting moments transformed through coaching. Sharing research, stories, and activities, Real-Time Parenting brings relief, a clear vision and concrete action steps to every parent.

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.” - 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

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.

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

Real time parenting offers a fresh approach to to parenting support. It’s not a “how to” book, but a “how to be” book that stresses the importance of learning about yourself and your child’s unique gifts as the foundation of effective parenting practices. The pages are loaded with guidance in handling everyday challenges in family life, and apply the best information that social science has to offers. It’s like having a parenting coach at your fingertips. - Matthew J. Sullivan, Ph.D.

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.

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

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