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Break Free from Reactive Parenting

Gentle-Parenting Tips, Self-Regulation Strategies, and Kid-Friendly Activities for Creating a Calm and Happy Home

Published by Ulysses Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

Learn how to be a parent who reacts with patience and kindness instead of anger and frustration and overcome the cycle of reactive parenting.

Pretty much every parent has been reactive at some point. Reactive parenting encompasses the negative behaviors that stem from frustration, like yelling, threatening, screaming, and over-rewarding or bribing. It’s difficult not to snap when you’re overworked, overtired, and faced with a child experiencing extremely high emotions. That’s where this book comes in.

Wherever you are in your parenting journey, there are ways to improve, connect, and find calm in the chaos. Instead of repeating the same patterns, feeling overwhelmed or uncertain of what to do next, today can be the day you let go of the guilt and shame around feeling like a “bad” parent or telling your child they’re being a “bad kid.”

Break Free from Reactive Parenting offers up a new approach toward self-regulation and child expression, focusing on the family as a whole to create a calmer, more equitable home environment. From addressing the issues that cause and result from being reactive to implementing a more effective parenting approach, this book serves as your support system as you seek to bring meaningful change into your home. Within these pages you’ll find helpful advice and tools including:
  • Creating healthy morning and nighttime routines
  • Dealing with anger and power struggles (yours and your child’s)
  • Moving from mind-full to mindful
  • Self-regulating for kids and adults
  • Setting family goals and creating day-to-day balance
  • And so much more!

About The Author

Laura Linn Knight is a parenting educator, author, mindfulness and meditation leader, mother of two and former elementary school teacher who helps families create a calmer home. Laura’s work has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, Romper, PureWow, Motherly, Good Day LA, and other media outlets. To learn more, visit

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"At last, a parenting book with practical, pragmatic and proactive strategies that we can actually use and that actually work! Thank you Laura Linn Knight for creating this beautiful guide that allows us to be the parents we always wanted to be."

– Christopher Willard, author of Growing up Mindful and Alphabreaths

“Dear frustrated parents, this book is really good medicine. It has wisdom and humor and honesty that will help, calming your heart and inspiring your best parenting."

– Jack Kornfield, PhD, author of A Path with Heart

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