No longer do you need to spend hours reading dozens of resources to find the skills and solutions you seek. This author has done the research for you! She spent over ten years researching hundreds of resources to put the best parenting advice at your fingertips. There are new ideas you’ve never heard and techniques that have worked for generations.
Gone is the inaccurate, unhelpful, confusing and contradictory advice that detours your progress. Seven years of field testing by thousands of parents from all walks of life and family-service professionals resulted in statistically significant improvements in parenting skills.
From toddlers to teens and beyond–these are solutions that work, every day, at home, at day care and in the classroom-and they will work for you, too!
PARENTAL LOVE MAY COME NATURALLY, BUT EFFECTIVE PARENTING SKILLS ARE LEARNED!
The Parent’s Toolshop® is like a self-paced workshop, taught by a parenting expert, in the comfort of your own home. Step by step, you’ll learn how to build a healthy family by using the special language and action toolsets of effective parenting:
This book is incredible. Every chapter is so comprehensive. I learn so much. When I finish a chapter I think the next one can’t possibly be as good – – but it always is! I’ve read many books by the likes of Scott Peck, Stephen Covey and Melody Beattie. The Parent’s Toolshop® pulls it all together and shows you how to live these revelations. This book is not just about parenting! – –
Jeff Smith, Oakwood, Ohio
I have done a lot of reading and research to be an effective parent and The Parent’s Toolshop® is the most comprehensive, clearly communicated and exciting format that I have come across. I see the success of this information when I am in public with my children and adults compliment me on how well behaved my children are. I’ve even had strangers come up to me on the playground and ask me “Where did you learn to talk to your kids like that?
Carolyn McDermott, Centerville, Ohio
The Parent’s Toolshop® is fantastic! It makes so much sense! The “blueprint” form of your book is ideal! What relationship would not be improved by this respectful, yet straight forward, approach? I can’t put the book down for long……what a gift this is!
Lauri Orr, Oregon
I purchased The Parent’s Toolshop® at the Parent Expo in Missoula, Montana, after hearing Jody’s keynote speech. I’ve just finished Chapter 3, the “Universal Blueprint®.” I am so thrilled by the comprehensive framework for parenting that I see in this book!!! As a grandmother of two and mother of two, I wish that I had this when I was raising my children and I’m sending a copy to my son, the father of my grandsons
Oshara Petaja, Oregon
The Parent’s Toolshop® book is unique because of the way it is presented. The author has combined information from different resources to bring us the best from each. Plus, she is so knowledgeable herself, she explains it in a simple way everyone can understand. By adding stories about her own and other parents’ experiences, everyone feels understood and supported.
Jill Lyle, Dayton, Ohio
I especially like how The Parent’s Toolshop® book takes everything in sequence and puts it into an order that is easy to follow. Jody spoke in my language, so I could understand. Plus, she gave examples so we could relate it to our everyday lives
Karen Brooks, Columbus, Ohio
I can’t wait to read the book again – and again. There’s so much in it, I want to digest it all. Every time I read it, new things jump out at me that I didn’t notice the first time. There were some sentences and sections that were so powerful that I just had to put the book down and think about what was said for awhile. That’s how awesome some of the concepts are. This book and class have changed my life, every area of it, for the better.
Rita James, Springboro, Ohio
I have read dozens of parenting books and this is the very best. The Parent’s Toolshop takes the advice from the best parenting books and puts them together into one practical, easy-to-remember-and-apply approach. I considered myself an above average parent before, but since reading this book my parenting skills have greatly improved.
Gloria Turner, Texas
The Parent’s Toolshop® is my parenting Bible!
Cynthia White, Springboro, Ohio
I can’t thank you enough for The Parents Toolshop®. It is one of the most wonderful books I’ve seen. It is logically clear and easy to memorize but also talks about feelings, psychology and family issues. It also shows your wonderful personality, too. My relationship with my son was suffering because I didn’t know how to discipline him. Then, as I read your articles and book, I’d stop and say to myself, “Oh, this is so right! Thank you Jody!” Your approach gives real results, good feelings and confidence. It has healed our relationship and my son is starting to appreciate me. Sometimes he says that I am the best mother!
Ester Notik, Israel
“An innovative way to choose helpful responses to almost any problem, including those in adult relationships! Most important, Pawel’s advice is positive and trustworthy. I highly recommend it.”
Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
Author of Positive Discipline
“A comprehensive and valuable resource for parents, teachers, counselors–anyone who works with children. A must for every parenting library.”
Author of Kids are Worth It!
“This is a fabulous resource for any parent. If you read this comprehensive book, you’ll likely have enough information to qualify for a B.A. in parenting from any university!”
co-author of the New York Times #1 best-selling
Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and President of
Self-Esteem seminars and consulting
“Wow! This book is packed with wise and practical ideas for almost every parenting challenge you could imagine. And through it all runs Pawel’s warm message of love and respect for parents and children alike.”
Martha Farrell Erickson, Ph.D.
Director of the Children,
Youth & Family Consortium, University of Minnesota
“The Parent’s Toolshop is dynamite! It’s packed with tons of practical ideas. I keep it by my bedside and recommend it to the parents with whom I work.”
Dr. Dennis O’Grady
author of Taking the Fear out of Changing
“A complete and well-organized toolbox — very helpful, well organized and easy to use. I’m impressed with not only the content of the book, but also with the heartfelt writing style.”
Authorof The 12 Gifts of Birth
Ditch your Dr. Spock paperback; eschew Miss Manner’s guidebook on the proper way for your children to eat petit fours; pitch ‘Parenting for Dummies.’ This book is it – a parenting guide par excellence! It’s chock full of tips, trends and positive parenting techniques that are truly informative and most important – effective.
If you have kids–I don’t care what age–this book is IT. It’s like a parenting Bible. If I had a million dollars, I’d buy up all of Jody’s books and give them to everybody who has any kind of interaction with children at all.
I do this program 5 days a week. Regular listeners to the program know that we have a lot of parenting authors on the program. . . have for many years now. I don’t think I’ve ever seen – ever – any book as comprehensive. You can tell it’s a decade worth of work.
“Bless her heart — Jody Pawel has done the footwork for all us floundering parents. All the tools for building a healthy family are in here — and she gladly tells us how to gain these skills in a friendly and upbeat manner. Many of us may find the long journey of parenthood to be profoundly challenging. With insights garnered from The Parent’s Toolshop, at last we have a map.”
“Pawel tackles dozens of common issues and empowers parents with a reliable system for resolving any problem on their own. This book, written in a conversational tone, gives parents everything they need to know to parent their children, no matter what age.”
“Here are practical solutions, not just philosophy. Some books warn what not to do. Pawel has an almost bottomless “tool box” of things to do, where and when. Quick fixes and contradictory stuff are omitted. The author has assembled an organized program of related solutions that respect all sides in a conflict and suggest procedures with clarity…Incisive text, effective exercises, 100 “best-of” skills. Extensive research and testing gives this masterpiece a leg up.”
Whether you are trying to get your toddler dressed for school in the morning, trying to get your 10-year-old to stop fighting with a sibling, or resolving the conflict over phone use with your teenager, the way you plan a response to each of these parenting problems is the same—the Universal Blueprint®. Hectic schedules mean many parents don’t have the time to take a parenting class, but now there is a process any parent can follow at any time. The Parent’s Toolshop® leads parents through a self-paced parenting workshop that teaches a reliable problem-solving formula and dozens of practical techniques. Over 2,000 parents tested this process and found it improved all their relationships. The book details the experiences of dozens of parents (including the author) who successfully use the blueprint. When parents face a problem, the blueprint leads them to the best response by asking the right questions.
You usually have to read dozens of books to find all the information you need for an effective parenting plan. The author of The Parents Toolshop® has done all that research for you, making The Parent’s Toolshop® a one-stop resource that equals dozens of books combined. This will save you years of research and hundreds of dollars on resources.
Here’s a short list of the authors The Parent’s Toolshop References:
- Dolores Curran, Traits of a Healthy Family
- Donald Dinkmeyer, Sr. and Gary McKay, The Parent’s Handbook: S.T.E.P Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
- Rudolf Dreikurs, M.D., Children: The Challenge
- Albert Ellis, A Guide to Rational Living
- Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk
- Thomas Gordon, P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training
- Alfie Kohn, Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise and Other Bribes
- Mary Sheedy Kurchinka, Raising a Spirited Child
- Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., Positive Discipline series
- Michael Popkin, Active Parenting
- William Sears, M.D., Creative Parenting
- Gary Smalley, Hidden Keys to a Loving Relationship
- Dr. Gary Sweeten, Listening for Heaven’s Sake . . . and dozens more!!
Of all the books and magazines I’ve devoured regarding parenting skills, this one put them all to shame. I learned more from this book than I could have learned from one hundred put together. – – Debbie Klein
The Parent’s Toolshop® (and other Universal Blueprint® resources) teaches a logical step-by-step plan for choosing the most helpful response to any situation and presenting it effectively. This helps you organize what you’ve learned into a useful format you can easily remember and use. When a crisis strikes, it can take just a matter ofseconds for you to respond effectively.
I especially like the Universal Blueprint™ formula. It gives me a tangible, visual way to organize all that I learned and use the ‘tools’ to their full potential. My professional training uses similar teaching methods, so it’s great to learn about parenting using the same process. Parenting is never easy, but this book makes it easy to understand. – – Mike Lowery
The Parent’s Toolshop® (and other Universal Blueprint®resources) teaches the special language and actions of effective parenting and gives dozens of examples of applications for all ages and hundreds of real-life challenges. It also offers practice exercises designed to help you more quicky master the skills and apply them to your family.
This is the most complete practical guide to human interaction I’ve ever read! – – Wendy Adams
The Parent’s Toolshop® tells you what you can do and exactly how to do it; there are many choices, within healthy limits. You will feel empowered and confident about solving problems, because if one tool doesn’t work, you have plenty more from which to choose.
I like The Parent’s Toolshop® because it focuses more on the positive aspects of parent-child interaction as opposed to discipline and punishment; also because it is practical in its approach rather than theoretical. In addition, there are a lot of devices for remember the proper steps to take, so parents can really make the method “theirs.” – – Bryelle Broome, LSW, LPC, Parent Involvement Coordinator, DPS Head Start Program
Step by step, The Parent’s Toolshop® explains why, when, and how to use each tool to its full potentialm while avoiding common misuses or abuses of effective skills. You will experience fewer problems, enjoy your children more, develop deeper relationships with your children ad enjoy being a parent again.
I learned not only what the tools are, but how and when to use them. Anyone who’s interested in being a better parent can benefit from Jody’s classes and resources. She is an inspiration to me and helped me become the parent I wish I had. – – Lynn Ervin-Dale
Every tool in The Parent’s Toolshop® has been carefully selected, is consistent in philosophy, and can be cross-referenced with reliable parenting resources that have stood the test of time. They have been been tested and proven effective both through long-term research as well as in real-life with tens of thousands of parents just like you.
“A valuable resource, not only for parents, but for grandparents, relatives, babysitters, teachers, care providers–anyone who influences a child’s world.” — Wendy W. Gordon, Child Safety Advocate and Author of the I’m Safe! Series, published by BackYard Books