Book Signing for 'ParentShift'
The local author of the newly released ParentShift: Ten Universal Truths That Will Change the Way You Raise Your Kids, will be signing books and speaking at an event at Barnes & Noble on Saturday. The authors will be signing books upstairs at 12:30 p.m., and speaking downstairs at 1 p.m.
About the book: This extraordinary guidebook offers a refreshing new approach to raising confident, healthy, whole human beings, from toddler to teen. Groundbreaking in both its scope and methodology, ParentShift challenges some of our most popular disciplinary tools — including punishments, threats, bribery, and rewards — all of which, science has shown, sabotage long-term goals we have for our kids. Child development experts Linda and Ty Hatfield, along with award-winning journalist and author W endy Thomas Russell, dismantle the pervasive myths that have given rise to these tactics and provide more than a dozen “toolkits” design to help parents solve virtually any household challenge while strengthening the parent-child relationship and protecting each child’s self-esteem.
About the authors: Linda Hatfield is a former elementary school teacher, certified parenting instructor and family coach. Her husband, Ty Hatfield, is a retired police lieutenant who specializes in juvenile justice. In 1999, Linda and Ty teamed up to create Parenting from the Heart — an innovative, research-driven parenting program in Southern California. The couple lives in Huntington Beach, Calif., and has three grown daughters. Wendy Thomas Russell, an award-winning journalist and online parenting columnist for the PBS NewsHour. She is the author of Relax, It's Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You’re Not Religious. A PBS- produced video featuring her controversial views on disciplinary timeouts has been viewed more than 6.5 million times. Russell lives in Long Beach, Calif., with her husband and daughter.