Listen To Me!

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A new inclusive and effective approach to parenting, and discipline methods that really work, from trained specialist and clinical therapist Dr Anna Martin.

Are you confused by all the different parenting advice on how to discipline your child?

Have you been trying a variety of different methods for years that don’t really work or feel uncomfortable to use – or are you just starting out on the parenting journey and want sound information? Regardless of your situation, you might find it helpful to change the way you think about discipline altogether.

Using research and knowledge, Dr Anna Martin has turned traditional methods on their head to come up with effective strategies that put listening and the well-being of children before lecturing. Whether your child is 2 or 22, the clear step-by-step methods in Listen to Me! are all you need to minimise conflict in the family and encourage a secure relationship between you and your child.

I’ve read many books on how to discipline children – and this is by far the best. It’s wise, compassionate, and deeply respectful of child-parent relationships. It’s also very practical. If you have kids of any age this book is worth its weight in gold.
– Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap

Rethinking your parenting style is hard, but this book challenged me to do so, and I’m grateful for Dr Anna’s insights. My inner child was also popping up to tell me ‘seeeee, I just wanted someone to listen to me!’ Easy to read, offering long-lasting effects, this book is a great investment for families.
– Stacey Morrison, The Hits


Stop, Think, Engage

Dr Anna’s first book, is a humorous and informative book that pulls together her own professional experience, her PhD research and numerous national and international studies.

The new discipline methods are presented in an easy to understand step-by-step format, with limited jargon. Anna, an experienced clinical practitioner, researched discipline and the parent/child relationship for her Masters paper and PhD thesis.

Parenting is challenging and is probably one of the most important jobs to undertake, yet parents have very little training and often need to learn as they go. They often question if what they are doing is right and helpful for their children’s development. Stop, Think, Engage provides parents with evidenced-based discipline methods using step-by-step guidelines and emphasising key points in a humorous way. Parents suggest that there is a lot of conflicting information, this book provides them with an all-in-one parenting tool to help them understand why and what to change in their discipline approach.

Dr Anna Martin is a child, adolescent, adult and couples therapist. Anna was awarded her PhD from the University of Auckland and her Master of Counselling from Massey University. Her PhD thesis involved undertaking research that explored the discipline process and the parent/child relationship. Anna also investigated some of the mainstream discipline methods widely used by parents. Anna found that the methods often did not provide the parent with the necessary tools to achieve a productive discipline event outcome, or support the parent-child relationship. Anna developed two new discipline methods (Awareness Discipline Method and the Reflective Discipline Method), based on the ‘Stop, Think, Engage’ format to encourage a new discipline paradigm. These methods support the bond between the parent and child and help work towards a productive discipline event outcome.

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