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A new inclusive and effective approach to parenting, and discipline methods that really work, from trained specialist and clinical therapist 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 sound information?

Regardless of your situation, you might 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 wellbeing 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.

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. Stacey Morrison, The Hits.


For me, the best thing about this book is that I could sit down and read it in a couple of short sessions. It’s almost a pocketbook compared with some of the text tomes that other authors compile. I loved the short, succinct writing that just jumps straight in and gets on with the tips and tools that parents need. No waffle, no historical autobiography on the author’s life, just practical ideas laid out straight. I learnt a lot, and highly recommend parents get a copy of this book. If you’re in any way struggling with discipline in your household, or even just want to become even more reflective in your parenting, this book will not disappoint. Five stars!

Jarrod Rendle, Kiwi Families

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    June 4, 2019

    Random House NZ

    240 pages

    RRP $30.00

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