Book Review - Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ (Sharon Silver)

~ Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 9:53 AM ~

Few weeks ago, I posted about this awesome Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ campaign and that I'll be following up that post with my review on the e-book which I received as part of my participation in the campaign. So here goes:


Title: Stop Reacting and Start Responding™
Author: Sharon Silver

Publisher:  One Voice Publishing
ISBN: 9780983156109
Ebook: 224 pages

Description from the product page:
"There are many wonderful books out there sharing new ways to parent. The question is, “Do you have the emotional capacity, or time, to read about a new method when you’re in the middle of a whirlwind of anger or reactions?”  Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ addresses that issue.

When a parent is involved in a whirlwind of emotions, anger or reactions, it’s hard to think. Being too emotional to think also makes it difficult to search for answers to change what’s going on so you can arrive at a calmer outcome. Stop Reacting and Start Responding™:
* Is a no-nonsense, reality-based book written in the “blog” style, using short, concise tips
* Offers quick reminders of what to do when a par­ent and/or child is reacting
* Tackles the emotions that are produced during the everyday situations that
* parents face
* Explores a different way to look at situations, and shares a new perspective that ignites a parent’s own wisdom, allowing them to resolve situations calmly, lovingly, and firmly
* Allows parents to enjoy the read and then use it as a tool to remind and support them when they or their child are reacting

A per­fect example would be, when a child says, “No!” A lot of parenting information only addresses how to stop a child from saying “No!” Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ explores why a child might be saying “No!” and shows a parent how to acknowledge those emotions, while teaching the child what they should be doing instead.  And does it all without punishment.

This book is for parents with children from ages 1 to 10. I love the title! Stop Reacting and Start Responding! That's the way how us, parents should do!

Plus, this book is very easy to read! I like that the book  is divided  into 15 chapters and from each chapters, it's further described into situations that parents encounter on a daily basis. You can just flip over to any pages and you'll bound to identify with one of the many situations yourself and learn from it!

I like the tips on giving our children choices (two choices only of both are approved by ourselves, that way, either choice our child choose is still OK with us!),  not ignoring our child (as it will let them think they need to do more things to get our attention!), how to handle children's tantrums, the importance of our tone of voice when disciplining our child and so on. I do however feel that some of the situations given are not applicable to me yet.

In my opinion, the "Stop Reacting and Start Responding™" is a good choice for parents to learn more about how they can respond to their child in a positive way!

You can get this book from

** Disclosure: I am a participant in a Living My MoMent campaign for Proactive Parenting™ and have received the e-book Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ by Sharon Silver as part of my participation.

All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

And if you'd like to read my previous book reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My Book Reviews"

Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ Campaign

~ Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 9:30 AM ~

I'm so happy I get to be a part of the Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ awesome campaign! I will be posting up my review on the free e-book  which I get to review soon as I'm halfway reading it at the moment and yeap, so far so good!

The following is an excerpt from the press release of the Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ campaign just to give you guys an idea of what I'm participating in:

Living My MoMent and Proactive Parenting™ are joining forces to celebrate the launch of Living My MoMent’s new blogger reviewer program and its first review – parenting educator Sharon Silver’s book Stop Reacting and Start Responding™. Silver and Abbey Fatica, owner of Living My MoMent, LLC, will be live on to interact, discuss, and answer questions that the reviewers have about the book and their own parenting issues.

The purpose of the blogger reviewer program is to allow the community to create and maintain relationships with Living My MoMent, LLC and the companies that are represented.

Approximately 250 bloggers handpicked by Fatica will be able to read and review Silver’s book prior to the MomTv show on January 5th. After reading the book, they can pose questions to Silver which will be answered live on air. These bloggers will then take their responses to their blogs and social media networks and share what they have learned from the book as a way to promote Silver’s book to their communities.

Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ allows kids to be kids and parents to remain in authority. When parents are stressed, their minds become flooded with emotions and they react. When parents respond their minds remain clear enough to activate the learning needed for the situation.

Join Living My MoMent,LLC and Proactive Parenting™ on January 5th, 2011 at 9PM EST to gain insight into the most pressing issues parents face today.

** Disclosure: I am a participant in a Living My MoMent campaign for Proactive Parenting™ and have received the e-book Stop Reacting and Start Responding™ by Sharon Silver as part of my participation.

Music Review - Where I Belong (Levi Kreis)

~ Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010 at 1:47 PM ~

This post is a bit overdue as I received the music album details over a month ago and have only got the time to take a listen to it recently. Anywho, Amanda of Lafamos PR and Branding contacted me (after I did Darius Lux's music album review) and gave me a couple more music album links of their artists for me to review. So without further ado, here goes my review:

Excerpts from Levi Kreis's official bio:

"Released on May 5, 2009, and welcomed worldwide, Where I Belong has brought international radio attention, television appearances, headlining performances, and enthusiastic reviews for what is Levi’s most congruent album to date.  Levi's first single "Nothing At All" debuted on FX's Sons of Anarchy and delivered a  #1 video for, #1 for 8 weeks on The Logo Channel, and aired on, HBO Zone, and Macy's department stores nationwide."

Levi Kreis released his debut album One of the Ones in 2005, following an appearance on NBC’s hit reality show The Apprentice with Donald Trump and an exclusive CD premiere on XM Radio.  Songs from his debut CD have been featured on The Apprentice, Days Of Our Lives, and The Young And The Restless.  His sophomore CD, The Gospel According To Levi, garnered more television and film placement and a video for the single “We’re Okay” which held the #1 position for nine weeks on The Logo Channel.  With nearly 400 appearances to date, Levi has shared the stage with Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Melissa Etheridge, Collective Soul, and opened for Cyndi Lauper at Wrigley Field. In fall of 2007, Levi took a break from touring to become the original cast member in the new rock and roll hit musical Million Dollar Quartet. 

These days, there is a lot going on at one time for one man: In addition to gearing up for his second single and video release for "Gonna Be Alright," Levi continues to work audiences into a frenzy with his Tony Award-winning portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet, currently playing on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre.  "

* ALBUM COVER - Nice album cover, love the way he lies and had his right hand resting on his forehead. He is a good looking guy, here's a couple more pictures from his bio page for you to drool on:

Levi Kreis
Drool, drool?
Levi Kreis
Don't quite like the curls tho'

* SONGS - I love "Nothing At All" - it's a really awesome song he got here! It has a nice lyric and a catchy tune to it. You can click on the "Nothing At All" song title to take a listen to it on Youtube. And did I mentioned he wrote most of the songs himself? Talented huh?

I also like the "Stained Glass Window" which also has a nice dance-along tune to it as well.

* ABOUT THE ARTIST - The moment I heard Kreis's voice, the first thing that came on my mind is, his voice is a cross between Ronan Keating and Michael Buble, both are favorite artists of mine, only that Kreis's voice is a bit edgier in the sense that he had this rock throaty voice.

In summary, I'd recommend this album for those who wants to groove along to some upbeat and catchy rock tunes.

You can get the album from iTunes, and so on.

You can find out more about Levi Kreis from his official site at

I would like to give a note of thanks to Amanda (for the password and lyrics) for this wonderful opportunity to review this awesome album!

I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the authorised password to download the 12-tracks album in MP3 format to assist my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.