Listen to Me!
Taking the conflict out of child discipline.

By Dr Anna Martin

Are you confused by all the different parenting advice on how to discipline your child?

Have you been trying a variety of different methods for years that don’t really work or feel uncomfortable to use – or are you just starting out on the parenting journey and want some sound information? Regardless of your situation, you could find it helpful to change the way you think about discipline altogether.

Using research and knowledge, Dr Anna Martin has turned traditional methods on their head to come up with effective strategies that put listening and the well-being of children before lecturing. Whether your child is 2 or 22, the clear step-by-step methods in Listen to Me! are all you need to minimise conflict in the family and encourage a secure relationship between you and your child.

When there is a roadmap with simple information, parents can feel less stressed and more able to be present with their children, even in the most stressful times. When you have a greater understanding and knowledge it can help you to make more sense of parenting experiences.

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Russ Harris AUTHOR OF THE HAPPINESS TRAP

“I've read many books on how to discipline children - and this is by far the best. It's wise, compassionate, and deeply respectful of child-parent relationships. It's also very practical. If you have kids of any age, this book is worth its weight in gold.”

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Stacey Morrison THE HITS

“Rethinking your parenting style is hard, but this book challenged me to do so, and I’m grateful for Dr Anna’s insights. My inner child was also popping up to tell me ‘seeeee, I just wanted someone to listen to me!’ Easy to read, offering long-lasting effects, this book is a great investment for families.“

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“Disciplining kids can bring up a host of uncomfortable feelings for both adults and children. Here, clinical therapist Dr Anna Martin provides some useful alternatives to the strict and autocratic style that parents often fall into. She stresses the importance of allowing children to have their say during a 'discipline event' and discusses how a parent's personal hang-ups can cause them to misinterpret a child's behaviour.”

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