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The Child Whisperer: The Ultimate Handbook for Raising Happy, Successful, Cooperative Children

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You've been there—feeling helpless, clueless, when a child you love totally bewilders you.

Maybe it's the tantrum at the store, or the hour-long bedtime battle, or the head-scratcher of getting your child to eat veggies. You wonder what on Earth to do, so you get advice, read books, watch videos, ask the internet. And still, something's missing.

You need a plan that addresse
Paperback, First Edition, 432 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Live Your Truth Press (first published September 10th 2012)
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This is actually an "abandoned book" for me.

I was so excited to read this book. A couple of blogs that I like a lot recommended it and I trusted their judgement. Then I got the book and realized that those blogging women must have been paid to say what they said. Which is really dishonest, you know. A blogger builds trust with it's readers as they share parts of their lives and insights and then throws out some fake review of a really terrible book! What is up with that?! I have been reminded th
I'm loving this book and crying while reading it...
This concept of personality types being broken into 4 types has been around since the 1920's. I really have no respect for an author that takes an established idea and acts like its their own. Note all the citations are to her own work! Personally, I'm surprised she hasn't been hit with some plagiarism.

She does have some neat ideas as to how to deal with different personality types, so I did finish the book. However, she mostly uses her own children and her apparently perfect and superior parent
I have five young children, and although I may know my kids better than anyone else, I learned so much more about each of them through reading this book. Our interactions, discussions, and even difficulties have become much simpler and more joyful. It's true that a one-size-fits-all parenting approach doesn't work when you've got children that have different motivations, different ways of moving through the world, and different natural expressions! One of the things I love about this book is tha ...more
I have read dozens of parenting books, and this is like none of them. This isn't a book about discipline--it's a book about understanding. I have three daughters with very different personalities, which I now know are really different energy types. Understanding the characteristics of each type has helped me understand my children SO MUCH more! I now know why they act the way they do, what they really need, and how I can support them, even though they are so different from me. Most parenting boo ...more
I did not find this book worth the time. It was WAY too repetitive and could have been summed up in just a few chapters. I also have a hard time with Tuttle making claims with no field study or peer reviews. All of her examples seem to be from friends and family. I just didn't buy into her "profiling" with face shapes. I also found it funny that she didn't want to create labels, so instead they were just "labeled" Type 1, 2, 3, and 4. I don't know - call me a "Type 4", but I just don't think it' ...more
I feel a little generous giving this book a 2, and then sometimes I feel like I'm being mean. I kind of went off the book when she started talking about what physical traits each "type" (there are 4) has. Isn't that something that comes from your genes...? round your head is, sharp your nose is, shape of cheekbones, etc? I found that really odd. There were some good points, and I could relate one of my children to one of her types, but as for my other 3 children, I couldn't really relate ...more
Loved reading this book! I'm excited for it to officially come out so I can reread it and keep it as a reference. For me, this really undid everything practical I've learned about parenting but it all made so much more sense. Totally recommend it to anyone who is a parent, will be a parent, or who had parents, or just anyone that had a childhood.
I understand that everyone has different philosophies when it comes to understanding and raising kids-- so I don't mean to offend anyone with my review. If someone believes this, and it works for them, then I think that is super. However, I had a hard time adopting her views and philosophies. Specifically, using someones physical characteristics to describe their "energy type" is extremely distasteful to me. I believe it increases stereotypes of children and personalities. I feel if you sit down ...more
Sep 13, 2013 Sally rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone who has children in their life.

"The Child Whisperer" has become one of my favorite books on parenting. I refer to it often. I've worked in the field of Child Development for over 12 years and have a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. With all of the training I received and books I have read, the concepts presented in this book have made a huge impact on my parenting beliefs.

Carol helps parents view their children with a new perspective. This book provided me with profound insight about Child-Centered Parenting, Ch
I've worked in the child development field for over 28 years and have a degree in professional child care. With all of the training and books I have read, I have never seen such a thorough resource for understanding children's individuality and how to guide them into joyful, productive adults. It's one of those "wish I would have had it years ago" book full of incredible information on understanding the four types of energy profiles in children. I have 6 children and 6 grandchildren and am thril ...more
Brooke Swift
I was a child development major in college and since then I feel like I have read every parenting book on the planet. In the last few years I have grown disenchanted with this genre. Every book and the discipline theory behind it will work for some of my children part of the time, but nothing works for every child, every time. Of course this is because every child is different! I loved this book--devoured it in 24 hours and will keep it on my nightstand to refer to often. It finally acknowledges ...more
Many parenting books focus on specific methods to apply to all children, regardless of their individual personalities. This one-size-fits-all approach may work well for some children but not for others. Rather than becoming frustrated, what if we tailored our parenting to their true natures (which Carol refers to as "types")? For example, the words and approach we use for a "soft, sensitive child, or type 2" would be different for a "determined child, or type 3". As a parent of both types of chi ...more
As a student of Dr. Maria Montessori's work, I have found Carol Tuttle's book, "The Child Whisperer" to be very helpful and informative. Dr. Montessori's method for educating children involves observing them and then presenting new work/lessons to the child based on their interests. I have been trying to observe my son since he was 4 months old and I first read "The Montessori Method" but have felt loss as to what my observations of him actually meant! With Carol's guide in "The Child Whisperer" ...more
I have NEVER had a book so clearly and thoroughly help me understand EACH of my children, individually. Not to mention get positive results QUICKLY, like within a day of applying the tools the author, Carol Tuttle, offers in this book!

I have always heard that "every child is so different" but when I go to look for a parenting book when problems come up...I have only ever found "one-size-fits-all" solutions...which usually end up NOT being solutions...because, well, every child is different! If a
Elaine Curry
Another great book that will stay on my shelf. Just one week after getting rid of a plethora of self help/parenting style books, I purchased this one for a book club discussion. I wouldn't have spent the money had not a very trusted friend shared her enthusiasm about the book. She was right - it's a keeper. Do you know your child's nature? How can you honor her movement patterns and expressions? Do you know YOUR true nature? Do you LIVE it? If not, there are ways to heal and honor who you are an ...more
I was gonna give it 2 stars for the little common sense she used, but she really lost me at the end when she said to give your child's school teacher a copy of this book... Wow! The audacity of this woman! Big waste of time! It should change its title into "How to raise a bratty kid"... So sad that it's so successful. I can't understand how people can like this book. Lots of nonsense blah, blah, blah. Also, she should be sued for using big names such as Michael Phelps and other famous people wit ...more
This book will change the lives of those who feel misunderstood as a child and or as an adult. As a mother of 5 children, ages 14-7 yrs old, the way I parent my children has changed for the better as now I can communicate more effectively with them according to their individual nature's. This book was healing for my inner child and I have a greater understanding and appreciation for myself and my true nature. We all understand each other better as a family. This book is for all parents and famil ...more
I am loving this book and highly recommend it! I am learning a lot about myself along the way. It's never too late to be a better mother is one of the themes throughout the book so although my children are all grown and gone I find this information very useful in every aspect of my life and in all my relationships.
Awesome book and great reference for everyone! I wish I had all this information when I was teaching school. Everything shared just makes sense and feels right. A must read for all parents, teachers, or anyone who knows any people. Can't wait until its officially released on 10-23-12!
Audrey L
Most of us parent our children based upon who we are and how we see the world (our personalities), even though our children may be completely different than we are. The Child Whisperer is a parenting book with an amazing idea-- What works for one child doesn't work for another. There's an intuitive way to learn what each unique child
needs. This book will help you honor your child's true nature and improve your parenting skills.

The Child Whisperer describes four "Types" of kids.
The 4 Types of c
The advice in this parenting book is so practical that you can use it and see results immediately! A greater understanding and respect between parent and child (and all family members) leads to more peace and more happiness in the home! I love the thoughtful approach that Carol Tuttle encourages--getting to know your child as an individual and viewing their true natures as positive attributes.

Carol leads the reader through very thorough profiles of four different natures (and at various stages!)
Words cannot describe how much I love this book or how it's contents revolutionized my home and improved my parenting. I am so grateful for the knowledge in this book, and how it has helped me honor my children for their true natures, which has completely changed my home for the better. It seems like a complete change has come about in our family overnight; there is less bickering, resistance, and struggle, and it seems as if my children are breathing a sigh of relief now that they feel they hav ...more
So when I first became a parent, I found most parenting books depressing, I was already overwhelmed! Then I hit a stage of parenting where I needed help! And I found that most parenting books only half answered my questions and some of their suggestions were completely ridiculous for me to use since I have more than one child. This book was amazing. It not only helped me better understand what my children are thinking and what things are most important to them, and why certain pairs always drive ...more
Segerstrom Type 3
SHOCKING UPDATE: DYT book "word portraits" PLAGIARIZED Joan S Callaway book "WORD PORTRAITS" (more than half of words exact match!) Examples in my review there The Color Connection: From a Retailer's Perspective; "word portraits" in "Dressing Your Truth" book & "It's Just My Nature" are almost the same, and there is crossover between those books and Child Whisperer.)

previous update:
Elizabeth Bonet
Disclaimer: I am quoted on the back of the book. But that’s because I’ve followed Carol Tuttle for years and years and feel like she has changed my life and my parenting more than any other “expert” out there. Don’t be misled by the title! Carol Tuttle makes us ALL child whisperers with her new book, “The Child Whisperer.”
This is a hard book to explain, but I’m going to give it a try. I have read a ton of parenting books as a mom, a psychologist, and as someone who runs a prenatal yoga company w
As parents we all know how unique our children are. We also know them better than anybody else...but how many of us really understand our children. The Child Whisperer has helped me get inside my children's heads and understand why they behave and react in certain ways. Once you understand them, the book gives plenty of parenting techniques, tips and examples that will help you raise your child in an environment where they feel supported and valued.

While reading this book I had one light bulb mo
Is your child a fun-loving child, a sensitive child, a determined child, or a more serious child? The premise of this book is that understanding your child’s nature will empower you to parent him more effectively and thereby avoid the need for excessive discipline. When you know what makes your child tick you can play into her strengths and work around her weaknesses.

This book is unique as a profiling system in that it deals with energy rather than personality. A child comes to this earth expre
Renée Lisonbee
The Child Whisperer is a revolutionary breakthrough for modern parents and childcare givers with real, practical and successful approaches to working with children and teens.

The Child Whisperer is a must-read (in my opinion) for everyone, regardless of whether you are a parent or not because it helps you recognize and reconnect to your core truth.

Other parenting methods may not honor children's innate truth and individuality, and inadvertently dissuade children from developing self-trust and uti
Wouldn't it be great if everyone understood each other's unique qualities and strengths? Wouldn't it be lovely to understand our children so that we can help them reach their full potential? Well both of these things can occur from reading this book!

Carol Tuttle has written a book that leaves no question as to how we can help our children grow in happiness and love. Every child is different, parents say that all the time. But Carol can tell you why they are all different and how to raise your ch
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Carol Tuttle is the best-selling author of five books and the creator of online learning programs Energy Profiling and Dressing Your Truth.

Carol received her post-baccalaureate training in numerous energy psychology and natural healing methods. For over 20 years, her work in the field of self-help and personal development has helped hundreds of thousands worldwide to improve every aspect of their
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