“…filled with helpful, practical strategies and conversation prompts…a must-read for the busy modern family.”

- Madeline Levine, PhD, New York Times best-selling author of "The Price of Privilege" and "Teach Your Children Well"

“Dr. Alamar and Dr. Schlichting have created a useful resource on how to raise healthy, independent adults by providing parents with the tools on how to be respectful listeners, provide unconditional love while creating strong guard rails of limits that will support the journey as it swerves. The Parenting Project's easy-to-use prompts and activities will help kick-start daily conversations.” 

- Marjo Talbott, Head of School

“A warm and compassionate guide to sparking conversations that matter with your child. You don’t have to be perfect—and neither does your kid. It’s all about learning and growing together.”

- Ann Douglas, author, "Parenting Through the Storm

“…the authors provide the reader with prompts and various ideas to foster a flowing, productive conversation with their children, which can be so challenging in this day and age.”

- Kellysthoughtsonthings.com

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In a world full of many influences, The Parenting Project shows you how, through the practice of daily conversation, to maintain influence in your child's life.

Are you losing the influence game with your children? If you want to direct your child's growth, then they need to get to know you. In The Parenting Project, parenting experts Dr. Amy Alamar and Dr. Kristine Schlichting show you how to talk with your children on a regular basis to gain their trust. In a time when kids have many things vying for their attention, you want to become the go-to person, the one they turn to the most for advice and comfort. 

Sometimes it's difficult to speak with your children about serious subjects. That's why The Parenting Project teaches you how to make a habit of it, providing you with prompts to help start potentially difficult conversations across a broad range of subjects that apply to everyday life. The authors have divided these conversations into five categories to inform your approach--Heart-based, Difficult, Dangerous, Character, and Brave--because each type requires different strategies and "conversation starters." The book includes story after story of how parents have built extraordinary relationships with kids through the act of talking with one another, day by day.

With some help from Dr. Alamar and Dr. Schlichting, it will be easier than ever to open up conversations with (rather than at) your children so that when the big questions arise, your child will turn to you first.