Book (Parents)


The Parent’s Toolshop BOOK

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, Centerville, Ohio

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, President, The Family Network and parent, Centerville, Ohio.

Your book 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

I read Parents Toolshop in my Psychology class at Cal State — San Bernardino and I love it! It has helped me to see the light on so many things. I can’t wait to have kids even more now than I did before! — Jennifer Panella, CA

Out of all the books I have and research I’ve done, yours is the best one and puts it all in order! — Diana Santiago Rice, Masters Student in Mental Health Counseling @ Nova Southeast University

I liked this book because it gave me power – not over my child, but over the situation and myself. It also empowers my children to be in control of themselves. I’m spending less time being in power struggles and she’s learning to make choices. I know, now, that there is going to be a solution to every problem. I especially like the fact that the book tells me what to do, instead of what not to do. – – Bonnie Sessely, Columbus, Ohio

This book and class 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 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 especially like the universal blueprint. 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, Kettering, 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

If there was an instruction manual for parents, this would be it! – – Eileen Jackson, Bellbrook, Ohio

I feel like I’ve tumbled head first into a treasure chest of jewels! Here, I’ve finally found a parenting book that supports my own perspective and approach, but doesn’t leave me just feeling good about my good intentions. “This ‘system’ is amazing! It leads you along effortlessly as you collect and put to use all that you find. The dialogues alone make the book priceless.” – – Susan Kendrick, Hayward, Wisconsin

The Parent’s Toolshop is great! I’ve looked up specific questions and found easy and workable solutions. It was truly beneficial to me in dealing with my children, adult relationships and learning more about myself. – –Jacki George, Springboro, Ohio

What I really got out of The Parent’s Toolshop was how to control my temper, not to shout and yell so much about everything that happens and to spend a little more time with my children and other kids in the neighborhood. – – Charles Epps, Dayton, Ohio

I’m almost forty years old and don’t like books. This is the first book I ever bought! I love it! I read it every night. I’m going to show it to my daughter. When she finds out I bought a book, I know she’ll read it. – –Mary Beth Stroade, grandmother, Xenia, Ohio

The greatest benefit of reading The Parent’s Toolshop was self-awareness — recognizing my own feelings, speech, and actions. The F-A-X Listening and Keep Your Cool chapters were real eye openers for me. I now feel like I have the knowledge and hope to be able to work on our challenges. I now feel hope instead of frustration. I know how to start. – – Elizabeth Valencia, Centerville, 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 has given me some great tools to improve my relationships with both my children and others that I work, meet, and deal with. It has shown me areas that I can improve in for how I relate with my children. It has reinforced and strengthened areas in my life. I have the book now as a resource to go back to and refer to over the coming years. – –Garth Stolz, Centerville, Ohio

I just wanted you to know that we have had a wonderful week here at our household. My husband and I are going to make a Parenting Plan; my husband has already started to change his praise into encouragement with our two children!! I have also changed my attitude to a more positive one and have seen wonderful results already in just four days!! – – Dawn Armey, Warsaw, Indiana

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

“I firmly believe that one of these books needs to be passed out at the hospital when a couple’s first child is born. It is THE manual for maintaining parental sanity, from toddlers to teens. The class that goes with the book is a great introduction to parenting, and then the book acts as an ongoing reference manual. This helped my family so much that I am buying one of the books for my niece (a new mom). You’ll be happy to know that the kids have turned out OK, thanks to your guidance!” — Susan Mancey-Sutton, Springboro, OH

The Parent’s Toolshop is my parenting Bible! – – Cynthia White, Springboro, Ohio

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