Playful Parenting AUDIOBOOK

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Pub Date: May, 2010

“A welcome reminder that the serious business of parenthood also can be fun”- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Using examples from his practice, research and personal experience, [Cohen] intelligently guides parents through the possibilities awaiting them if they are willing and able to loosen up. The book explores play with compassion, but is often so funny that parents will find themselves chortling out loud with recognition and anticipation.”- Publishers Weekly

“Magical and inspiring.”- Michael Thompson

Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.

Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist specializing in children's play and play therapy. In addition to his private therapy practice, he is also a speaker and consultant to public and independent schools, and a teacher of parenting classes and classes for daycare teachers. His regular column in Nick Jr. Magazine was the winner of the 2003 Golden Lamp award from Education Press, and he also answers parents' questions online at

Dr. Cohen is the author of numerous published articles in professional journals and popular magazines, and he has presented his work at professional conferences, workshops, classes, and public appearances.

Audiobook edition, read by the author (abridged)

Playful Parenting is an exciting approach to raising children that will help you nurture close relationships, solve behavior problems, and encourage confidence.

This audiobook covers all of the key elements of Playful Parenting, from joining children in their world to reversing the roles, from empowering girls and connecting with boys to following your child’s lead in play and rethinking discipline.

Think about the loving gaze of an infant, the no-hold-barred embrace of a toddler, the intimacy of a shared bedtime story, or a silent hand-in-hand walk.  These moments of heartfelt connection with our children are part of the great payoff for the hard work of parenting.  Yet this connection all too often eludes is.  We find ourselves locked in battle instead of joined in partnership.  Play—together with Playful Parenting—can be the long-sought bridge back to that deep emotional bond between parent and child.

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