It Starts with You: How Imperfect Parents Can Find Calm and Connection with Their Kids

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Broadleaf Books
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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Nicole Schwarz is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Parent Coach with over fifteen years of experience working with families and children in various settings. She is the owner of Imperfect Families, LLC, coaching parents to use positive, respectful parenting strategies. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and three daughters.

Rebecca Eanes is the bestselling author of Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, The Gift of a Happy Mother, The Positive Parenting Workbook, and The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parenting. She is the creator of the Facebook page Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond which serves over one million parents. Rebecca writes parent to parent from the trenches of motherhood with the perspective of a mother who has made the paradigm shift from conventional to positive parenting. She delights in sharing her journey with her readers and inspiring families to choose joy and love. Her greatest joy is in raising her two sons.


"The guidebook parents need to end generational patterns, silence shame, and parent from a grace-based perspective." --Kim Lange, MA, LCMHC, founder of Emotionanigans and Growing Up Confident

"A must-have resource for parents. . . . With a gentle, steady hand--never shaming, never blaming--Nicole Schwarz teaches what she calls parenting grace, a connection-based approach to calm, compassionate parenting." --Dawn Huebner, PhD, author of The Sibling Survival Guide and What to Do When You Worry Too Much

"This heartfelt book is not about adding more to your parenting to-do list but rather about where to put your energy so that it truly counts. With great warmth and wisdom, this book weaves together personal stories, science, and practical tips." --Ashley Söderlund, PhD, creator of Nurture and Thrive

"In her engaging and honest writing style, Nicole Schwarz helps parents get out of the shame spiral and focus on the power of grace when raising their children. The focus is on connection, not perfection, which is a breath of fresh air!" --Janine Halloran, LMHC, founder of Coping Skills for Kids

"It Starts with You belongs on every nightstand. Instead of creating unrealistic ideals that are useless in the real world, Schwarz gives parents real and actionable ways to change their own behavior, embrace their imperfections, and improve their parenting skills." --Traci Smith, author of?Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home?

"It Starts with You is like having a knowledgeable, supportive friend walking along with you through your parenting journey. Instead of focusing on 'hacks' or 'tricks, ' Schwarz focuses on parents and their emotional background." --Amy Webb, PhD, writer at The Thoughtful Parent