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The Steps: 12 Secrets to Raising Happy and Successful Kids

By: Andrew Watson,Charles Watson
Narrated by: Luis Bermudez
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Summary

The Steps: 12 Secrets to Raising Happy and Successful Kids is the ultimate parenting guide, all based on the most recent scientific discoveries but with a twist: It is narrated in a fictional format and is, thus, easier to understand and much more fun. 

With this audiobook, you will: 

  • Learn the 12 steps to raising happy and successful kids
  • Understand the value of communication and connection from an early age
  • Develop your children's values, deliberate practice, and growth mind-set

What’s in it for you (and your kids)?

Follow the story of Estela, a successful journalist, who encounters a young boy who knows how to read better than most adults. 

Intrigued with the exceptional ability of the boy, she finds out that he attends the Awake Clinic, where the renowned neuroscientist Dr. Michael Jansen works. 

There, Estela finds out about "the steps", an innovative protocol, based on the recent advances of science and psychology. The protocol targets the development of communication and language of the child, early reading, creativity, self-control, discipline, grit, and values, among others, to give them the right tools to promote the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective behaviors of babies, children, and adolescents.

Dr. Michael Jansen decides to share with Estela and her readers the 12 steps from the protocol. In the meantime, she finds out about her pregnancy. What better time to check if the steps really work?

This thinly veiled story will give you a first-row seat to 12 game-changing parenting lessons. By the end of this informative parenting audiobook, you will be able to:

  • Communicate better with your child which in turn will build an iron-clad relationship
  • Promote focus, creativity, and self-control which will help to create a balanced young adult
©2019 Andre Wambier (P)2019 Andre Wambier

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Easy to follow and practical

This book is very different to most child development books on the market. As it is told in the way of a fictional novel - it keeps the reader engaged whilst learning along the way. It is wonderful and easy to follow and the information flows . It is very practical handbook to refer back to as it covers such a vast amount of information for parents and parents to be . Highly recommended . I was given this book by the author/narrator in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Truely inspiring

This was an AMAZING book that inspires me everyday to connect, to be presebt and to notice how my actions impact others. Well writen in story format that makes it easy to listen / read. Not just worth reading, but worth sharing!! Thank you!

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Useful, and in an engaging format.

I recieved a review copy of this book. It is interesting and well narrated. Whilst the steps are not something that I haven't seen before, the fictional presentation makes them very interesting and engaging. My only criticism would be that toward the end of the book the story became a little over the top and began to distract s little from. the information it was trying to convey.

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  • Jaynne
  • 03-09-19
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YOU WILL LOVE TO HEAR THIS BOOK!

ound this story to be one that deserves to be revealed to the world.
Here what the book is about— its a fictional story full of teachings.
Helena is the Chief Publisher of where Estela works as a Journalist. She challenges her to go in search of an article that’s unique and her fans will appreciate.  Estela believes trying to find an eye-catching article about Brazil’s Education will be difficult.
While having dinner, she's amazed at how a boy is able to read the menu.  When she learns he has Down Syndrome her curiosity to ask his Mother how he's so far advanced with his having a disability.  She then learns he was a student at Awake Clinic.
Estela’s detective work leads her to Dr. Michael Jansen, the Director of Awake Clinic.  Known as “The Wizard” she’s amazed at the work he is doing for children with disabilities.  His research has allowed them to live a much more productive life.  
Estela’s life goes spinning out of control when she learns she is pregnant.  She tells Victor, the Father and boyfriend, of her condition and finds he is not happy with the news.  Heartbroken she gains strength from the interview she completed with Dr. Jansen.  She knows when her child is born, she will revisit him at the clinic.
Will Estela learn to raise her child as a single parent?  Will Victor learn to accept that he’s to be a Father?  How will Dr. Jansen play a part in Estela’s pregnancy?
Listen to the book and discover.
It’s worth every penny!
Many proven ways to enhance your child’s intelligence (EQ and IQ).
Listen to this book!

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  • Anthony Tay
  • 15-09-19

Scientific and Factual

This is a good and factual representation of raising kids with real life experiences. Great job sharing. Love it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-08-19
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Great book!

The book addresses many interesting subjects concerning the child universe, such as: pregnancy care, early reading, the value of sport, meditation, and self-control for the child to become a happier adult.

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  • Cliente Kindle
  • 31-08-19
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great book

Through the universe of fiction, the author takes a very rich approach to topics related to early childhood education, ranging from the importance of reading to the development of self-control.

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  • 31-08-19
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Very interesting!!

The book is very interesting because the narrative addresses to important topics related to early childhood education, such as: early reading, self-control, strength, early childhood meditation, etc.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-21

Fantastic

I Loved this! Only wish I could have heard it 40 years ago. Thank you.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 02-08-21

Good Read

The Steps: 12 Secrets To Raising Happy and Successful Kids was a good read by Andrew Watson and Charles Watson. In The Steps: 12 Secrets to Raising Happy and Successful Kids, authors and child development experts Andrew Watson, MD and Charles Watson, MD, Ph.D draw on decades of experience helping countless of struggling new parents to write an engaging translation of the best research in the field of positive parenting and child development. I enjoyed reading this book and cant wait to read more by the authors.

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  • Sammie
  • 17-12-20

absolutely phenomenal

must read if you are thinkin about being a parent, or will be close to a small child

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-20

It's a great audiobook!

The author was able to pass a lot of important information about education through a light and pleasant story. This book will help me a lot with my children's education. I also liked the narrator very much. Congratulations!

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  • BoysMom
  • 15-10-19

Brilliant

The Steps is a must read for any parent. The concept of putting all of this information into a fictional story to make it easier to understand is brilliant. It was like a novel you couldn't put down but also gave all of this valuable insight and tried and true parenting tips. I highly recommend it for new parents as well as experienced parents.

This audiobook was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.