The Parent Fix

When Parents Change . . . Kids Change
by Maggie Stevens

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Have you ever tried to change another person? If you have, you probably know it is next to impossible. Most parenting books teach parents how to change the child. The Parent Fix focuses on the parents, emphasizing a parent’s need to change to inspire family improvement.

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Published By Familius

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 220

Publication Date 08/05/2014

ISBN 9781939629203

Dimensions 6.06 inches x 9.06 inches

The Parent Fix powerfully influenced me and my wife, causing us to question and, ultimately, alter some of the parenting attitudes and methods we had developed and used for years with our five daughters. What a difference those changes have made in our lives. The book opened our eyes not only to what we really wanted to accomplish as parents, but how best to accomplish it. We always loved our children, but had a eureka moment when we read that our home, first and foremost, should be a safe haven from a crazy world, that our top priority, come what may, should be nourishing strong relationships, not worrying about enforcing a list of rules by which to live. We discovered we could become better parents by examining our own behaviors first and making changes in order to effectively guide and influence our kids, to love them and teach them important things that will help them along their way.

“Readers who open their minds and follow the book's recommendations will see positive changes in their family. Every parent wants that at some level.”
—Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune

“In today’s day and age of troubled youth, broken families, and a slew of mixed messages from the media, the Internet, self-help books, and talk shows, this book is a breath of fresh air in its honest and down-to-earth approach to helping parents be the best parents they can be, while making clear that mistakes will be made and that there is no quick fix for dysfunctional family, unruly teens, and family fights. It is also refreshing to hear the author speak from her own experiences and explain how parents need to be open to change in order for their children to change. Stevens, additionally, offers sound advice for approaching their teens’ ‘odd’ interests (hobbies, haircuts, styles), by not dismissing them altogether, but by getting to understand them and finding ways to compromise—something that takes an open mind and an ability to let go of some control over their children’s lives. Stevens’ advice is very practical, very doable, and can create a peaceful home, a good relationship between parents and kids, and aid in the formation of responsible, educated, happy, young adults.
—Writers Digest Magazine

ParentFix is a well thought out, well-formed book and different from any parenting book I have read. There is so much research in book form, it is so revolutionary, very forward thinking. If Oprah had kids, Maggie would be on her show. It’s like the dog whisperer . . . he rehabilitates dogs and trains humans—she rehabs kids and trains parents”
—Shawn Harrison, CEO Harrison Industries