Sunday, March 25, 2012

E-book Give-Away! Consciously Parenting, Book 1

Today is the day!! 


I'm launching my first book as an e-book and an audio book: 
This is the first book in a 4-part series. I'm SO excited to get this book off my computer and into the hands of parents.

I'm also excited to announce that I'm giving away an e-copy! 
Scroll down to the bottom of this post for how to enter. 


If you win and you already bought it, I'll refund your money!

You can also click here to sign up to receive the first 3 chapters at no cost to you.  Here's an excerpt from the book:
As parents, we have a steady diet of conflicting information coming at us from all directions. The long list of essential dos and don’ts has most of us spinning our wheels in indecision, not knowing what we’re actually supposed to do to parent our children. We follow parenting advice from “experts” even if it doesn’t feel right because we aren’t sure what else to do or we feel that someone else must know what our child needs better than we do.

Consciously Parenting is about listening to your own inner guidance system, trusting your own inner voice about what is needed in your family and for your child. It is also about finding what you need and finding a way to meet your own needs in a way that still respects the needs of your child and the needs of the relationship.

Consciously Parenting gives us a compass and a map to help guide us on our parenting journey with 8 guiding principles based on current science, using intuition as our guide. No one knows our child the way we do and yet we’re so close to our own children that we can’t always see the bigger picture. Consciously Parenting is about gaining a different vantage point and remembering that the most important thing we can do as a parent is to focus on the relationship.

We’re going to make mistakes. And that’s OK. Actually, “mistakes” allow us the opportunity to reconnect and repair the relationship when there has been a disconnection, which is a critical part of attachment. Sometimes we will reach out to reconnect and sometimes it will be our child. And sometimes it will take a while before we can see that our own story is getting in the way of reconnecting.

Parenting is a journey, not a destination. We’ll take “wrong turns” and end up in scary back alleys, but we need to remember that it is only a wrong turn if we don’t learn from it. Eventually. Lessons will be repeated until learned and parenting does a great job of providing opportunities for us to learn.

We become parents because we want to have a loving connection with our children. We want to feel joy and wonder and we become frustrated when we feel anger, resentment, confusion or pain, when we see our child is suffering and we don’t know how to help her. Or maybe we’re aware that we are the one in pain. When we begin to focus on the communication behind the behaviors, we begin to see our child in a new light. And we begin to understand ourselves more deeply. Parenting becomes a gift, a treasure.
             Copyright © 2012, The Consciously Parenting Project, LLC. All Rights Reserved.


Mandatory Entry:
  • Simply leave a comment below letting me know why you’d like to win!
Additional Optional Entries: (not required to win, come back here and leave a separate comment on this post for each additional entry.)
Enter to win @tcparentingproj e-book! Enter thru 4/1/12!
  • Giveaway Details:  The give away will be open until midnight EST Sunday, April 1, 2012. Winner will be announced by Monday, April 2, 2012.
  • No purchase necessary to win.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
  • If prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded at my sole discretion.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. Winner will be chosen at random!
  • Odds of winning based on number of entries.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • NOTE: In order to enter the contest you must leave a comment on my blog post. To leave a comment scroll to the bottom of the post fill in the form. (If you are reading this via RSS, you will need to visit my actual blog to post a comment.)
  • If you purchase the e-book and win a free copy, we'll refund the amount of your e-book purchase.
  • Good Luck!

53 comments:

Susan B. said...

I'm excited to have your book(s)come out. I look forward to the emails and the articles in your blog. It has certainly changed and improved my parent/child relationship with my son. Thank you.

K Boyer TX said...

I am a parent of 3, plus a Special Education teacher. I believe this book will encourage and empower me with my own children, as well as equip me while working with my Special Education students. These students are in great need of emotional health in light of the burden caused by their academic struggles, and I would love to educate their parents regarding working with them and where to find additional resources (such as at the Consciously Parenting website.)

Sarah said...

I'm familiar with nonviolent communication and I am always looking for ways to change my parenting and myself.

KO said...

I have loved reading the email highlights and can hardly wait to ready the entire book.

Joan said...

I want to give my one-year-old the respect and healthy relationship he deserves, and I don't always feel able to do that. I hope your words will support me in my quest.

Sara said...

I'd love to win because I,m the mom of four young kids who needs to connect to them bettet!

kimberlycreates said...

I'd love to win a copy! My kids are both adopted from foster care, one is diagnosed RAD and driving me to my wits end most days. I find myself often falling into habitual reactivity with her and want to break out of that.

Blondine said...

I would like to win this book because I am a Simplicity Parenting Group Leader and also I did a training in What BabiesEWant via Myrna Martin via Ray Castellino which you also did ,
nd I loved your idea of a cruise for parents& childre n and could totally see myself contributing or being part of your next trip!
I am also an ECE Waldorf teacher , a mother of 7 , and Grand Mother of 8 ...so could totally share whatever little treasures are in there ...
gratefully Blondine

Unknown said...

I've just gobbled up the first 3 chapters - I love your compassion for parents, your kindness to children and your honesty about what it's like to try and build close connection with our kids. The insights you share are so helpful. Thanks for all the time and energy you've put into writing this book and sharing what you've learnt with the rest of us. I so look forward to reading it all and learning more. Winning a free copy would be wonderful! I'm a mum to two boys - 5yo and 4mo.

Umm Abbaad said...

I have two spirited children (3.5 and 1.5) and they test me almost every minute of the day. I have been aware of nonviolent communication and have been a subscriber to the email his here at CP for some time, however, when the heat gets turned up, everything I've learned goes out the window. I look forward to reading the first 3 chapters and hope to find some words of wisdom to help me stay on course.

Janet Rowan

Paula Gessert said...

I'm a step-Mom or Mom of 5 kids -- 3 special needs domestically adopted kids -- and Consciously Parenting has been the only thing that has really been working for us. I will give this book to my husband and parents since we all live together now so we can get all on the same page in regards to how we should be "handling" our kids. I've personally had so many "aha" moments with your highlights you've sent out (just ask Bethany) that I can't wait to get my hands on at least one copy of the entire book! Going to read the first 3 chapters now. Thanks for all you do!

Umm Abbaad said...

I have "liked" CP on facebook

1234 said...

I find myself attracting questions from other parents who don't know much about conscious parenting... and in my own journey, I find I am needing a boost... On the recovery path from 4 hurricanes, 2 floods, and severe thunderstorms, our life in the past few years has been one of survival. I'm hoping to move past that, creating a life of connections, compassion, and health. It would be so great to have such a great resource! Thanks for writing it!

Paula Gessert said...

I "liked" you on Facebook.

Paula Gessert said...

I am following you on twitter now.

Paula Gessert said...

I shared your e-book on Facebook.

Paula Gessert said...

I just re-tweeted about your e-book!

Paula Gessert said...

oh yeah...and I am subscribed to your newsletter! Whoo-hoo! I did it all :-)

At Home with Montessori said...

Would love to win a copy of the book. Enjoy putting your email advice into action every day. Can only think that the book will be even more useful!

I am the mama said...

Happy to hear the book is ready. I've been receiving the daily emails for a couple weeks or so. I'm mom to two adopted from China, one is especially challenging. Thanks!

I am the mama said...

I 'liked' this on facebook! (And even left a comment citing my anticipation for reading the book.)

Dori Brown said...

I would absolutely love to win this book to help me with my parenting skills! I have been saying that I want to learn how to be a great parent to my two boys, especially considering how I was raised. It would mean so much to me and finding your page has been an answer to my prayers!

jennymartin116 said...

Wow--I enjoyed the excerpt--looking forward to the real thing!

jennymartin116 said...

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Umm Abbaad said...

I am signed up to your newsletter

Mrs.B said...

I have been patiently waiting for your e-book.
Yay!
I can't wait to read it!

p.s. bohemian said...

I'd like to win because, simply said, your ebook sounds like a great resource for this mama of three <3

Gauri said...

As a doctor and a mother with a special interest in gentle conscious birthing and parenting I understand the value of conscious parenting. It is a significant tool to enhance empower and grow gentle kind confident balanced children. And at the same time offer us an empowering joyful wonder-ful tool as we progress in our journey of parenting. I will use the book to give parenting classes to parents to be, parents and patients! And myself!! Thank you for your work.

Susan F said...

I would love to win a copy of your book to learn how to raise my children in a more connected way.

E.K. said...

Hello Rebecca, Congratulations on your book and I already look forward to reading it.

being the best mom I can said...

I am a single mother of 3. My youngest and only girl has made it through several challenges. From self mutilation,yelling, aggressive behavior and living in residential home for children I have seen huge changes in just connecting with her. I have done this all on my own with the determination to help her be happy with herself. With that said I also need the tools to help me. That is why I would love to have a chance for a copy of your book to help me get one step closer to a wonderful family that we all deserve.

natália said...

I would like the ebook cause portuguese parents do need support too ;) If I had your book you could reach this small country cause I am supporting parents and would do so using your info beside the nvc and api approach I use:)

Lindsay said...

Going to be the best book I've ever read! This is the information I've been searching for, Thank you! from my heart & soul xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

My daughter and I deserve this connection, and so do my grandchildren's children

kqwatsy said...

I want to win because I have two kids and a husband I am trying my heart out to navigate how to be the best Mother and wife so that I can create a happy family. Its hard sometimes to not go back to how I was parented. I need all the encouragement and guidance I can get because they are the biggest treasures I can imagine ever being blessed with. Plus my sister's only child is very challenging to me and I am hoping your help will guide me to goodness with her as well. Thank You.

Sunshine Bright said...

I would like this book because i want to prove to CPS that i can parent and get them to give my son back.

Unknown said...

Hello rebecca!

Congrats on the book! I'd love to win the book as I find your words to be a source of inspiration and centering in my topsy-turvy world of parenting. I can't wait to hear more of your wisdom!

tlcadams said...

I love putting your advice to practice....have 2 adopted children (one with attachment issues) and it has helped immensely. Looking forward to more practical advice!

Meredith said...

I'd like to win the book because I have enjoyed your conference calls, e-classes, and blog entries in the past, and I believe that the information you give to help us parent is very valuable!

Meredith said...

I now follow you on Twitter.

Meredith said...

I am a subscriber to your newsletter.

Sofia said...

Working with you since the Fall of 2010 both with personal coaching and taking some of your teleclasses has been an invaluable asset to our family of 3. I can only imagine how much more WISDOM and INSPIRATION to live as a Conscious Family your e~book would offer us and how truly blessed we would be to have a copy of it. We congratulate you on the completion of this first part and wish you great success. We also look forward to the parts that follow. Thank you for continually sharing your knowledge and experiences, it is such a blessing to know someone like you who is truly interested in making the world a better place by sharing what you know.

tatev said...

I am a mother of a 3 year old and a Life Coach. I find myself more interested in Parent Coaching, as i believe its going to benefit our society trememndously.

trytryandtryagain said...

I'd like to win as sometimes I feel I'm not giving my daughter all I could and I think this book could help me identify why I sometimes feel helpless and help us get to the relationship my daughter deserves.

Gwen said...

I would like to win because I can use all the help I can get consciously parenting my three year old

Gwen said...

Liked The Consciously Parenting Project on facebook

Gwen said...

following The Consciously Parenting Project on twitter

Gwen said...

Signed up for the newsletter.

Gwen said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/exosquish/status/185340801847529472

Rebecca Thompson, M.S., MFT said...

Thanks to everyone who entered our e-book give-away! I so loved hearing all of your comments and seeing such enthusiasm! I used a randomizer to choose a name for fairness (and randomness, too). Sunshine Bright is our winner! Sunshine Bright, please send an email to admin @ consciouslyparenting dot com (without spaces and without the word dot) to Lianne to get your free book!

If you would like to purchase your own copy, here's the link: http://consciouslyparenting.com/book/purchase.php

There are three more books to come, as well as an e-course, so stay tuned for more give-aways! Thanks for sharing the love! Tell a friend about the book. Or better yet, gift them with a copy!

Let me know what you think of the book as you read it. I appreciate your questions and feedback.

Warmly,
Rebecca

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