5 Minutes for Books — ScreamFree Parenting

by Jennifer Donovan

This is review one of two. For the other one, click here.

ScreamFree Parenting by Hal Edward Runkel is a unique parenting book (or revolutionary, as he describes it in his subtitle). Lest you think that you don’t need this book, because yelling at your kids isn’t something that challenges you, the concept of “screaming” is a pretty broad one–including actual screaming, disconnecting, and overcompensating. So, even if you interact with your children in a calm way, you might still need a little mentoring in being ScreamFree, which Runkel defines as

taking hold of your own emotional responses no matter how anyone else chooses to behave; learning to focus on yourself and take care of yourself for the world’s benefit.

He begins the book by telling the reader to take what you wish from the book: “You do not have to accept all that I say in order to enjoy the types of relationships you crave or become the type of parent you desire to be.” Yes, he believes in the principles that he’s teaching, but what a refreshing change from many of the parenting books that insist that you follow each dictum to the letter in order to have a successful family.

For some of us (I say, raising my hand guiltily) the lack of emotional control is where we most need help in relating to our families. For others, perhaps it’s being forced to admit that if Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. He encourages parents that we must take care of ourscreamfree-parenting.jpgselves in order to parent our children with the proper perspective and level of commitment that it takes to do so well. As he so rightly observes, “Parenting is not about children, it’s about parents.” He fills us in on the definition of a true show of love, being not I love you for your benefit, or I love you for my benefit (as many parents do), but I love me for your benefit.

I found the chapter on labeling to be quite helpful (humorously titled, “You are not a prophet (and neither is Grandma).” Not only does Runkel advise parents not to label their children (You are a Math wiz! or You are always so creative), but he tells you how to better express yourself–use “sometimes” or “can be” instead of always in order to allow room for a child to change instead of assigning them a certain personality within the family.

The second chapter that I should probably read daily until I can apply the concept is “Empty threats are really broken promises.” As a parent my words and actions (or lack of actions) are so critical to my children’s success. I know that parenting takes work, and this book perfectly straddles the line of encouragement, practical advise, and sometimes a much-needed kick in the pants!

For more information visit screamfree.com where you can take the ScreamFree Living quiz, and watch video clips and read the first chapter of the book. Leave a comment right here for a chance to win one of five copies of this book.

This giveaway is linked to Bloggy Giveaway’s Fall Y’all Giveaway. Click over there for many more giveaways, and come back here every Monday for a new book review and giveaway and the winners of this giveaway



Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Le Anne October 29, 2007 at 12:27 am

I could really use this book. I feel my patience slipping more and more lately and my first reaction is to yell.
Le Anne
yardsaleprincess1@yahoo.com

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2 Carrie K. October 29, 2007 at 1:11 am

I could definitely use this book.

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3 Tracy October 29, 2007 at 1:15 am

I could really use this book.

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4 Amanda October 29, 2007 at 1:16 am

oh man I NEED this book!

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5 Lisa Brendle October 29, 2007 at 6:21 am

I need this book. Please count me in.

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6 brandy w October 29, 2007 at 6:53 am

i could use this book

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7 Fiddledeedee (It Coulda Been Worse) October 29, 2007 at 7:11 am

This sounds like a book I could use. My husband says that I sound like I’m insane whenever I yell. Not that I yell, really. Hypothetically speaking. Ahem.

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8 emily October 29, 2007 at 7:16 am

I would love to read this book.

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9 roberta October 29, 2007 at 7:47 am

Information is power! I’d love to have a copy of this book.

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10 Carrie October 29, 2007 at 7:56 am

I always love new ideas for parenting!

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11 TheAngelForever October 29, 2007 at 7:59 am

LOL – How perfect this would be as my four year old son keeps testing mommy and daddy.

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12 Lisa C October 29, 2007 at 8:06 am

I would LOVE this book. I try not to yell, but every now & then I lose my cool! :)

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13 Thea October 29, 2007 at 8:31 am

I really, REALLY need this book!!

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14 Saph -Walk With Me October 29, 2007 at 8:47 am

Sounds like a really good book! Pick me!!

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15 Cathy October 29, 2007 at 8:49 am

I would LOVE to have a copy of this book.

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16 Mama Zen October 29, 2007 at 8:49 am

Oh, I need this!

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17 Grace October 29, 2007 at 8:50 am

I would love a copy! Count me in.

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18 Jessica Hopper October 29, 2007 at 8:57 am

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!YES!!!!!!!!PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

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19 kathy z October 29, 2007 at 9:29 am

I have 17 mth old triplets…and yes…patience is a virtue…but some days…let me put it this way…this book comes in handy!!!

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20 Ginny October 29, 2007 at 9:35 am

I’d love to read this book!

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21 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls October 29, 2007 at 9:36 am

I’d love to have a copy of this one! :)

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22 Laura October 29, 2007 at 9:38 am

Gosh I would love this book!!!

Thanks!

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23 Laura October 29, 2007 at 9:42 am

With 7 children, there are days I need this!

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24 Breeni Books October 29, 2007 at 9:54 am

Oooh, I’d love to read this.

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25 Leanne October 29, 2007 at 9:54 am

This would be great to win!!

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26 SusaninGermany October 29, 2007 at 9:59 am

Would love to have this book! THanks a ton:)

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27 Susanne October 29, 2007 at 10:01 am

I’ve been screaming way too much lately! This sounds like the book for me.

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28 Becca October 29, 2007 at 10:16 am

Definitely something I need – glad to see others need it too :) Thank you!

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29 Jill October 29, 2007 at 10:20 am

I’d love to have this book. Thanks for the chance.

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30 Veronica October 29, 2007 at 10:23 am

I would love a copy of this book!

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31 jenna October 29, 2007 at 10:23 am

Great book. Enter me.

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32 Sarah W October 29, 2007 at 10:41 am

Oh, sign me up….sounds good!

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33 Nichole R. October 29, 2007 at 10:42 am

I’m actually in line to read this from the library. I would love to have my very own copy!

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34 Jamie October 29, 2007 at 10:44 am

Would love this, please count me in!

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35 Tiffany M October 29, 2007 at 10:44 am

I just got this from the library. Would love a copy of my own. Sign me up.

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36 Mom Chatter October 29, 2007 at 10:48 am

Any parenting advice is much appreciated so count me in! :)

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37 Jessica October 29, 2007 at 10:56 am

What? You aren’t supposed to scream? Just Kidding! Kinda! :)

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38 Sara October 29, 2007 at 10:56 am

I NEED this book.

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39 Shannon **Gabi's Mom** October 29, 2007 at 10:56 am

I am in very much NEED of this book!

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40 Susan October 29, 2007 at 10:58 am

I LOVE their email tips… please count me in for the book!

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41 Erin October 29, 2007 at 11:03 am

I’d be crazy if I think I won’t need this book…

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42 Cocoa October 29, 2007 at 11:09 am

Any extra parenting advice is much appreciated at my house.

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43 Kim October 29, 2007 at 11:27 am

Another Mom who really NEEDS this book!

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44 Ashley October 29, 2007 at 11:30 am

Before being a parent, I was definitely a control freak. I am getting much better, but still have a hard time when things don’t go as planned (and my son is almost 2)! I am getting better, but this book would be so much help!

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45 Patti October 29, 2007 at 11:36 am

I think we all need this book!!

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46 Valarie Elswick October 29, 2007 at 11:41 am

I CAN’T BELIEVE SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT SCREAMING AT KIDS!!!!!!!! (my computer scream! haha) Seriously, not a daily issue for me but I’ve been known to let it fly now and then so I’m on my way to take the quiz. Scared, but gonna do it! =)
Thanks for sharing this!

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47 Beth October 29, 2007 at 11:42 am

Great prize! Thanks!

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48 Amanda Y October 29, 2007 at 11:49 am

Oh how I want to win this book!

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49 Stacee October 29, 2007 at 11:50 am

Looks like this would be a great read.

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50 Qtpies7 October 29, 2007 at 11:58 am

Ok, I’ll admit, I need this book. I have a lot of broken promises.

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51 Awesome Mom October 29, 2007 at 11:58 am

My kids would tell you that I do lose it occasionally and I hate it when that happens.

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52 Doreen October 29, 2007 at 12:02 pm

As a mother of 3 I need this book!

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53 Nunny11 October 29, 2007 at 12:07 pm

This sounds really interesting…I would like to learn more about his parenting philosophies and compare them to other books on parenting I’ve read! Thanks!

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54 sam October 29, 2007 at 12:10 pm

I know just who to give this book to…

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55 Amy Grant Bayliss October 29, 2007 at 12:11 pm

I have three mischievous little boys…. this is a must! Please put my name in!

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56 Becca October 29, 2007 at 12:13 pm

My baby’s only seven months old, but I’d love to read this book BEFORE I need it.

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57 Tracy N October 29, 2007 at 12:14 pm

I need this book.

tnayar at cox dot net

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58 Kena October 29, 2007 at 12:16 pm

This book would really help… : )

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59 Tonya October 29, 2007 at 12:28 pm

With a 4 year old, I am in desperate need of this book.

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60 Mercedes October 29, 2007 at 12:30 pm

Yeah! I could really use this books. Learned habits are hard to break.

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61 Kyra October 29, 2007 at 12:32 pm

My son is too smart for me, I NEED this book! PLease count me in!

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62 Tina October 29, 2007 at 12:33 pm

Sounds great!

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63 Shannon October 29, 2007 at 12:33 pm

I could use this. Count me in!

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64 Jenn October 29, 2007 at 12:37 pm

hmmmm, I think I could make good use of this book :)

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65 Katrina October 29, 2007 at 12:43 pm

Please enter me!

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66 Mary October 29, 2007 at 12:47 pm

Count me in!

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67 Amy A. October 29, 2007 at 12:51 pm

Thanks for the chance to win this book. Who hasn’t found themselves screaming and thought, “I can’t believe I’m doing this!”

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68 Trina October 29, 2007 at 12:57 pm

This sounds maaaah-velous dahling! Put me in!!

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69 Meleah October 29, 2007 at 12:59 pm

I have twins (‘nuf said) — Please count me in!

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70 Lisa M October 29, 2007 at 1:00 pm

Would love to win this book

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71 Nikki October 29, 2007 at 1:02 pm

Please enter me.

Nikki

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72 Carrie October 29, 2007 at 1:06 pm

I would love to read this book. I’ve been a subscriber to the ScreamFree newsletter and bought ScreamFree bracelets.

I’ve been trying to contact them to get a representative on the show but they won’t get back in touch. :(

Anyway I would love a copy. I like the philosophy.

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73 Melanie October 29, 2007 at 1:09 pm

Sign me up! I can definitely read this!

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74 Jen E October 29, 2007 at 1:10 pm

Sounds like a great book for me!!!! I’m in!!!

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75 kim October 29, 2007 at 1:11 pm

With a toddler entering the “terrible twos” and another on the way, I’d love to read this book. Thanks!

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76 slawebb October 29, 2007 at 1:12 pm

seems I may need this more than I want to admit

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77 Shawna Garcia October 29, 2007 at 1:21 pm

Hi I would REALLY get GOOD use out of this book with 5 kids in our house

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78 Jill H. October 29, 2007 at 1:25 pm

Sounds like a great read!

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79 Jenn in AZ October 29, 2007 at 1:25 pm

I saw an interview with the author on some talk show (cannot remember!) and it intrigued me. Thanks!

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80 Laurie October 29, 2007 at 1:26 pm

I would love to win this book. Sign me up.

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81 Renee October 29, 2007 at 1:30 pm

I could really use this book!! Pick me!!!

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82 Kacy October 29, 2007 at 1:38 pm

Good luck to everyone! I’m sure many of us could find some useful information in this book ;)

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83 Caryn October 29, 2007 at 1:38 pm

I need this! : )

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84 Robin October 29, 2007 at 1:43 pm

I’ve heard really good things about this book. Count me in please.

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85 missbecky75 October 29, 2007 at 1:47 pm

mom of 3 boys could use some help! :) pick me! pick me!

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86 stacy October 29, 2007 at 1:49 pm

I’d love to read this book.

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87 Amy R. October 29, 2007 at 1:51 pm

I would love to read this book. I have 3 little girls!

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88 Karla ~ Looking Towards Heaven October 29, 2007 at 1:53 pm

oh PLEASE!!! You don’t know how badly I need this!!!

I’d LOVE this! add me, please.

blessings,
karla

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89 Elaine October 29, 2007 at 2:05 pm

Oh, man. Yesterday, I found myself screaming, “I’m in the BATH-ROOOOOOOOOOOm!” in an oh-so-not-very-nice-tone. My two-year-old came in afterwards and said, “Sorry for yelling, Mom.” Oops!

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90 Richelle F October 29, 2007 at 2:11 pm

Sound useful!

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91 JewelsHud October 29, 2007 at 2:19 pm

Yeah – this would be nice to read. I’d love to win!

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92 Michelle B October 29, 2007 at 2:25 pm

Please enter me in this contest.

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93 Michelle October 29, 2007 at 2:30 pm

I’ve read a lot about this book and it’s been on my “to read” list. Please enter me!

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94 Filomena October 29, 2007 at 2:33 pm

Would find this useful. :)

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95 Melanie Stevens October 29, 2007 at 2:38 pm

oh yes! i need this one!

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96 Killlashandra October 29, 2007 at 2:50 pm

Wow, thanks for the information and sign me up. I’ve never heard of this and with a 2 year old, 14 year old and a 16 year old somedays I wonder about my sanity. :)

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97 Lauren October 29, 2007 at 3:00 pm

Please include me!

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98 Jessica October 29, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Thanks!

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99 Shama-Lama Mama October 29, 2007 at 3:32 pm

I have three exaspirating boys and wonder if its my fault at times… could use this book.

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100 Toblerone October 29, 2007 at 3:34 pm

I’d love this! Count me in.

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101 Jennifer October 29, 2007 at 3:35 pm

Please include me!

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102 Jess October 29, 2007 at 3:44 pm

Wow, 98 comments already! Obviously there’s a need in the world for books like this, and I’m excited about this one that seems both practical and encouraging. Please sign me up!

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103 Lisa W October 29, 2007 at 3:56 pm

We definitely need this book in our house!

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104 Laura October 29, 2007 at 4:07 pm

I think this could help everyone.

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105 Lisa October 29, 2007 at 4:10 pm

I would also love to read this book

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106 Donna October 29, 2007 at 4:17 pm

I NEED this book!

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107 MamaChristy October 29, 2007 at 4:25 pm

Yeah, I had a melt-down this morning when my three year-old did. I think this would do me some good…

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108 Sarah October 29, 2007 at 4:34 pm

I think this book could please me!! =)

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109 April October 29, 2007 at 4:42 pm

I could use this one.Please enter me, Thanks!

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110 JenM October 29, 2007 at 4:47 pm

This book sounds AWESOME.

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111 Lisa October 29, 2007 at 4:49 pm

This book sounds great — thanks for this giveaway!

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112 Amanda October 29, 2007 at 4:57 pm

This looks like a great book! Please include me in the drawing!

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113 Lisa O October 29, 2007 at 5:01 pm

I need this book. I saw the author featured on the Today show last week.

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114 Adena October 29, 2007 at 5:02 pm

Oh, if I win could you please overnight it to me?? JK. Great giveaway.

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115 Tamara (AK) October 29, 2007 at 5:05 pm

More winter reading material – yay! Tossing in my comment for a chance… Thanks! :-)

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116 Jolene October 29, 2007 at 5:09 pm

With two teenagers and an almost 5 year old I’m really needing something like this right now!

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117 Jamie October 29, 2007 at 5:24 pm

I could use some help in this area…please enter me!

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118 Christine October 29, 2007 at 5:36 pm

I think every parent could probably benefit from something like this. Please enter me. Thank you

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119 kd October 29, 2007 at 5:39 pm

this looks like an amazing book. thanks for entering me!

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120 Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry October 29, 2007 at 5:47 pm

Oh Wow, could we use that book around here. Not that we scream or anything, oh no. But one can always use a bit of improvement! :>)

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121 CanCan October 29, 2007 at 5:48 pm

I realize that screaming/lecturing isn’t effective with my 3 year old, but I don’t know what to replace it with. Please help!

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122 Eden October 29, 2007 at 5:48 pm

Wow! What a great giveaway! Please count me in. I’m doing a giveaway over at my place too. Hope you drop by for a quick visit!

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123 Renee October 29, 2007 at 5:52 pm

Please add me to the list! I was just reading about this book!
Blessings!
Renee

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124 Cincy October 29, 2007 at 6:38 pm

Every one could use a little help!

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125 Julia October 29, 2007 at 6:54 pm

Please enter me. I am a “disconnecter” and would like to learn how to respond differently.

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126 Shannon October 29, 2007 at 7:19 pm

After the day I just had, PLEASE COUNT ME IN! :)

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127 Holly October 29, 2007 at 7:22 pm

Enter me please.

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128 Erna October 29, 2007 at 7:38 pm

I had to smile at how many who comment need this book. :0) Me too! It’s nice not to feel like “the only one.” ;0)

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129 Bethany October 29, 2007 at 7:41 pm

Thanks for the opportunity.

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130 phyllis October 29, 2007 at 8:14 pm

hope i win this one!

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131 Angela Willis October 29, 2007 at 8:44 pm

They really need “scream free baby – a babies guide to not driving your mommie insaine!” :) We’d really love to read this book my son goes from wonderful to purple faced screaming and sometimes I feel like running outside to scream but I don’t.

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132 Jill October 29, 2007 at 9:30 pm

I am sad that I need this.

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133 palmtreefanatic October 29, 2007 at 9:31 pm

I need all the help I can get and would so LOVE to be enteresd in this fantastic contest! please count me in!
Thank you ever so much!
Tina

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134 Sarah Gwin October 29, 2007 at 9:41 pm

We have a potty training toddler and a two month old. :) Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.

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135 Teresa October 29, 2007 at 10:03 pm

Please enter me!

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136 Renae Horner October 29, 2007 at 10:19 pm

My son is 15 months and not quite to the tantrum stage, so this would be great to have…before the tantrums start! Count me in!

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137 Elaine H October 29, 2007 at 10:37 pm

I love it! Thanks for the drawing!

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138 Keryn October 29, 2007 at 10:45 pm

Wow! If I don’t win, I should probably go buy this book for myself.

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139 Sarah October 29, 2007 at 10:47 pm

As a homeschool mom and babysitter of twins my patience usually falls short very quickly.

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140 Diana October 29, 2007 at 10:59 pm

Yes, please!

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141 Capturing Today October 29, 2007 at 11:01 pm

I’d love to have a copy of this book!

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142 Christa October 29, 2007 at 11:07 pm

Sounds like a great book! Count me in!

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143 Melinda October 29, 2007 at 11:11 pm

I’ve heard about this book. I could use it. I don’t like screaming.

Hugs,
Melinda

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144 Fruitbearer October 29, 2007 at 11:11 pm

Please enter me in this giveaway. Thanks!

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145 Kim October 29, 2007 at 11:13 pm

I’d love this.

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146 Alyson October 29, 2007 at 11:14 pm

Have you been spying on me? (wink, wink) Boy, could I use one of those books! Please sign me in for the drawing and Thanks!!

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147 Melanie October 29, 2007 at 11:22 pm

I need this!

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148 KellyE October 29, 2007 at 11:27 pm

Looking forward to reading this book, even if I don’t win.

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149 jen October 29, 2007 at 11:29 pm

please put me into the draw

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150 Chrissy Hooker October 29, 2007 at 11:41 pm

Hoping to win this one… we could certainly use less negative emotion around here.

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151 Kerry October 30, 2007 at 12:27 am

I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about this book. I could really use it, that’s for sure!

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152 Becky October 30, 2007 at 12:34 am

I think I could benefit from this book.

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153 Lynn October 30, 2007 at 12:42 am

looks like a great book. hope I win.

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154 stacey October 30, 2007 at 1:00 am

after today, i really know i need this!

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155 GlamBoutique October 30, 2007 at 1:02 am

I’d love to win!

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156 Laura October 30, 2007 at 1:06 am

enter me please. I could use this book

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157 Wendy October 30, 2007 at 1:13 am

There are plenty of days lately when I could really use this book. Please count me in!

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158 Jodi October 30, 2007 at 1:41 am

I would love this book! With a 14 year old and a 2 year old I need it!

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159 tanyetta October 30, 2007 at 1:52 am

thank you :)

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160 Sarah October 30, 2007 at 3:30 am

This sounds great – I’m just starting to need it now with my daughter just turning 2!!!

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161 Christy October 30, 2007 at 3:46 am

sign me up!

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162 Lisa - The Scrap Princess October 30, 2007 at 6:53 am

Wow – I have this book title written on a notecard on my desk from last week! I read an article that Hal wrote about him losing his temper with his children and have been wanting to get this book. I’d love to win it but if not, it’s on my list for the next trip to the Christian book store :) The article I read last week was excellent! And he has great tips for keeping your calm as a parent (even when it seems impossible to do so).

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163 Dorothy October 30, 2007 at 8:47 am

Enter me please!

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164 Dawn October 30, 2007 at 8:56 am

Excellent giveaway. Enter me, please! I could definitely use this some days!

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165 Melissa October 30, 2007 at 9:39 am

count me in!

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166 Lib October 30, 2007 at 9:54 am

This would be a wonderful win. Count me in!

Good luck to everyone :)

Lib
http://not-much-more.blogspot.com
notmuchmorethanthis [at] gmail [dot] com

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167 Princess Leia October 30, 2007 at 10:00 am

I’m about ready to lose it right now as my 10-month-old who woke at midnight, 2, 3, and 5:30 (for good) last night, and who is currently STANDING ON MY RIGHT ARM as I type…is driving this very sleepy mama nuts.

Any parenting/coping techniques would be very welcome!

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168 Shannon October 30, 2007 at 10:16 am

Hey I am a new mom to a 6 month old that was born 3 months early and has many special needs and sometimes I find myself wanting to scream. I would love this book. Thanks.
SHANNON
palmersf@comcast.net

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169 CPA Mom and Soccer Mom Angela October 30, 2007 at 10:27 am

What I wouldn’t give to win this book. We could use it!

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170 Allanna October 30, 2007 at 11:02 am

I, too, could use this. SO BAD.

My children would thank you.

Not that I, of course, ever raise my voice or let my emotions get the best of me. *shifty eyes* Where would you ever get that idea? *shiftier eyes*

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171 Sara October 30, 2007 at 11:31 am

Sounds like a wonderful book. Enter me please!

http://www.ladybugsandlilypads.com

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172 Amy W October 30, 2007 at 11:42 am

I could really use this book as well…

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173 Saph -Walk With Me October 30, 2007 at 11:50 am

I could definitely use this book. =)

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174 Toni October 30, 2007 at 11:55 am

This book sounds really helpful.

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175 Ann'Re October 30, 2007 at 12:05 pm

I admit that I need a book like this. :( Thanks for a very useful giveaway. :)

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176 Suzanne October 30, 2007 at 12:27 pm

Guilty! I need this book SO bad! I seem to ALWAYS be hollering at my kids (granted, sometimes I think it’s the only way they’ll hear me!)

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177 Corey October 30, 2007 at 12:27 pm

I’d love to win this book! thank you!

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178 Kelly October 30, 2007 at 12:29 pm

I would love to win!

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179 Linda SS October 30, 2007 at 12:40 pm

I’d love to win to give to my adult children to read:)

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180 Amanda October 30, 2007 at 1:09 pm

I wish it wasn’t true, but I could sure use this book!

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181 Shelly October 30, 2007 at 1:16 pm

Sounds like a great book!

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182 Angelic October 30, 2007 at 1:44 pm

There are days when my kids won’t listen to me unless I am yelling. I HATE this! I would LOVE to learn from this book!

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183 Tamri Allen October 30, 2007 at 2:01 pm

I heard this book was a life savor when it came to getting your kids to sleep!

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184 Kristi October 30, 2007 at 2:03 pm

I would love to win, thanks!

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185 Kimberly October 30, 2007 at 2:19 pm

I could certainly use a book like this.

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186 Carmen October 30, 2007 at 2:50 pm

I would love to win this book. Thank you.

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187 America October 30, 2007 at 2:58 pm

OMG, I so need to read this book! My husband is gone so much (ARMY) and will be leaving soon on a 15 month deployment and I am already agonizing over what and how I am going to keep it together since we have a newborn now and not just the two year old and I have found myself this last month just losing it and telling myself I have got to figure something out before my husband leaves permanently for the deployment. So lucky numbers pick me!

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188 Leia October 30, 2007 at 3:20 pm

I could really use this book. >.>

Thanks for the entry! I’ll be sure to read it even if not chose. :)

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189 Brandi October 30, 2007 at 3:40 pm

Somedays I feel as if I am going to pull my hair out…..I think I would benefit from this book.

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190 Karen October 30, 2007 at 3:46 pm

Looks great – could definitely use it!

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191 Richelle Robinson October 30, 2007 at 3:48 pm

Unfortunately, I could really use this book. Just ask my boys.

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192 Tonsofsons October 30, 2007 at 4:03 pm

I have 5 boys. (: Pleezzzzzzzzze pick me!

http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

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193 melissa October 30, 2007 at 4:03 pm

great book

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194 Callista October 30, 2007 at 4:44 pm

Me please! I could use this book!

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195 Tori October 30, 2007 at 5:16 pm

I only scream on the inside. Would this book still help? Enter me please. Thanks!

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196 Jaime October 30, 2007 at 6:23 pm

I could definitely use this book. My son is starting the Terrible Two’s!! HELP!!

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197 kelli October 30, 2007 at 8:11 pm

ME! PICK ME!

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198 Emily October 30, 2007 at 8:48 pm

I think that that is going to be something that I’m going to need in the near future.

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199 Christi October 30, 2007 at 9:02 pm

Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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200 Bailey's Leaf October 30, 2007 at 9:13 pm

Sweet mercy, please sign me up. My child is 3. Need I say more?

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201 Julie Sivley October 30, 2007 at 9:31 pm

“GET IN BED NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Do you think I need this book?

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202 Donna October 30, 2007 at 10:09 pm

This sounds like a book I need to read!

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203 emily October 30, 2007 at 10:21 pm

this would be a great book to read! please enter me. :)

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204 Tiffany October 30, 2007 at 11:04 pm

My husband, 3 year old, 20 month old, and twin 4 month olds would thank you. Count me in.

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205 Hannah C. October 31, 2007 at 12:04 am

I love it!! (and need it..)

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206 Lesha October 31, 2007 at 12:49 am

Count me in! :)

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207 Emily October 31, 2007 at 1:07 am

I won’t deny it. I do need this.

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208 Sisterlisa October 31, 2007 at 1:10 am

Sounds like a great book! I’d like to sign please.

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209 joy October 31, 2007 at 1:21 am

I would like to be entered for this, I am at the cusp of losing my mind over knowing how to parent my toddler!

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210 Chelsea October 31, 2007 at 2:19 am

Wow, I could really use this book.

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211 Courtney October 31, 2007 at 3:37 am

Oooh, I’d love to win this one!

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212 Stephanie October 31, 2007 at 9:35 am

Looks like a good read!

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213 Amy October 31, 2007 at 10:50 am

Thank you for a great giveaway!

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214 Kat October 31, 2007 at 11:09 am

Please enter me…would love to win!

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215 MommaBlogger October 31, 2007 at 11:12 am

This sounds good. There is always so much noise in my house I usually have to yell just to be heard some days.

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216 Michelle October 31, 2007 at 11:28 am

This sounds like a great book! Please enter me, I could always use the help. :) Thanks!

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217 Lisa M October 31, 2007 at 11:36 am

could use this!!!!
Please enter me

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218 Beth S. October 31, 2007 at 1:08 pm

Great Giveaway! Please enter me.

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219 Mommy Brain October 31, 2007 at 2:15 pm

What a great concept. I could really use this book.

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220 Dawn October 31, 2007 at 2:33 pm

I would love to know how to do this. I don’t want to be a mom that yells all the time.

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221 Michelle O. October 31, 2007 at 3:05 pm

I’d really like to read this book. I always appreciate new ways to interact with my kids. Thanks!

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222 Andrea October 31, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Count me in, my favorite topic to read about a better parenting.

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223 abrianna October 31, 2007 at 4:11 pm

I;m in

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224 Noreen October 31, 2007 at 5:04 pm

would love to win

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225 Elliemae October 31, 2007 at 5:20 pm

What a great giveaway! Hope I win!!!

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226 melissa October 31, 2007 at 5:57 pm

count me in!
melissa nassraway

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227 Dawn October 31, 2007 at 6:07 pm

I could definitely use this book. I admit my voice gets a little loud sometimes when dealing with my kids. But then again, you’d think they would hear me better than they do.

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228 Shonnie October 31, 2007 at 6:28 pm

I have a couple of friends who could use this book :)

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229 VLK October 31, 2007 at 6:50 pm

I could use this!

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230 Mary_Freebies October 31, 2007 at 7:04 pm

I’d love to win this book!

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231 Beth October 31, 2007 at 8:14 pm

Sounds like a great book. Count me in!

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232 twosquaremeals October 31, 2007 at 10:56 pm

Count me in. I would love this book.

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233 Rebecca October 31, 2007 at 11:09 pm

Scary how many of us say “I could really use this”. Funny tho, I was going to look for this one at the library. Please count me in on your drawing. Thank you!

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234 Amy November 1, 2007 at 12:36 am

PLEASE….enter me in :) !!

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235 Pastormac's Ann November 1, 2007 at 1:48 am

Count me in.

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236 Tobi November 1, 2007 at 1:56 am

Sounds like a good read and one we could all benefit from. Thanks for the chance to win.

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237 sharijoy November 1, 2007 at 2:10 am

that sounds like a MUST read!!

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238 BChsMamaof3 November 1, 2007 at 3:27 am

Please add me into your draw :) Thanks so much!

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239 Ron Miller November 1, 2007 at 7:24 am

I’m beyond screaming…. need a book for THAT!

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240 Jenny M November 1, 2007 at 7:51 am

Sounds very interesting. Id love to read this books for more ideas. Thank you!

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241 Judy Aschenbrenner November 1, 2007 at 8:30 am

My kids would love for me to have this book!

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242 ColleenR November 1, 2007 at 10:57 am

Was this written about me? Eneter me, please!

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243 Taowyn November 1, 2007 at 11:20 am

I was a screaming baby, I guess there’s a good chance my baby will be too.

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244 Jherica Younge November 1, 2007 at 12:36 pm

please count me in, i remember my mom screaming at us when we were younger, and now that I have my son I want to stop it.

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245 Andrea November 1, 2007 at 1:07 pm

Sounds like a great book! I’d love to read it! :)

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246 Mommy November 1, 2007 at 3:57 pm

Please Count me in! Thank you :)

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247 Lindsey in AL November 1, 2007 at 5:10 pm

Oh boy! That sounds like something I could use. I think I’ll see if the libray system has it, if I don’t win it, of course :D

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248 Amanda November 1, 2007 at 7:50 pm

Of course, I could use this book :)

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249 Crissy Hensley November 1, 2007 at 8:06 pm

What a great book to read when you finally find a few minutes to read.

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250 Regina November 1, 2007 at 9:02 pm

i would love to read this book! pick me pick me!

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251 Jennifer Barr November 1, 2007 at 9:38 pm

cool book!

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252 Holly November 1, 2007 at 10:05 pm

I would definitely put this book to good use… count me in please!

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253 jennifer November 1, 2007 at 10:17 pm

if the kids would quit screaming I could enter more giveaways! I’d like to read this! Thanks for the chance!

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254 mama k November 1, 2007 at 10:27 pm

we need that book too!

thanks!

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255 Jessica from NB November 1, 2007 at 10:53 pm

Looking forward to reading this book! (Please :-)

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256 Molly B November 2, 2007 at 8:59 am

As baby number 5 approaches my life, I’m needing more and more help….

Thanks for sharing!

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257 Jennifer November 2, 2007 at 9:09 am

This is great! Thanks!

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258 JC November 2, 2007 at 10:07 am

I could really use this.

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259 Amity November 2, 2007 at 12:05 pm

Please enter me!!

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260 jessica November 2, 2007 at 12:31 pm

Would love this book!

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261 Rean Day November 2, 2007 at 1:08 pm

Sign me up!

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262 holly November 2, 2007 at 2:24 pm

Icould really use this book!

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263 Sarah November 2, 2007 at 3:12 pm

I’d like a chance to win this book… for a friend. Yeah, that’s it. For a friend. ;-)

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264 Pammy November 2, 2007 at 4:50 pm

Please count me in!! Thank you.

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265 Andrea November 3, 2007 at 1:02 am

Please count me in! Thank You!!

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266 Jen ~ A little bit about me!! November 3, 2007 at 8:27 am

If I don’t win it, I know I’ll be checking to see if I could get it from the library!

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267 Lisa November 3, 2007 at 9:12 am

Oh I would definitely love this book! I read all things parenting, all the time! Thank you!

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268 Jill W. November 3, 2007 at 1:30 pm

I saw this the other day on the today show & wanted it then. Haven’t felt the need to scream yet, as my daughter is just 7 months old, but I know it’s coming! Thanks!

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269 Melissa November 3, 2007 at 8:43 pm

I would love to read this book.

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270 Amy November 4, 2007 at 9:27 am

This sounds like a great book to read! I would love to win one!!

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271 Sarah November 4, 2007 at 5:54 pm

This book sounds like a must-have.

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272 Dave Markert November 6, 2007 at 9:41 pm

Carrie:

I do public relations for screamfree! I’m sorry if noone has gotten back to you! Please contact me directly on davem@screamfree.com or call tiffany, who schedules interviews at 770-239-1733.

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273 Ginny November 21, 2007 at 8:20 pm

Hope I win :-)

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