Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection with Our Kids
Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection with Our Kids
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- EXCLUSIVE 21-Day LIVE LOVE NOW Self-Care Audio Series
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4 Downloadable Tools for Connection
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21-Day LIVE LOVE NOW Self-Care Audio Series
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What People Are Saying...
“If you are the parent or grandparent of a pre-teen or teen or if you have any interaction at all with teens or tweens, you need to read this book. It is packed with powerful reminders of how our words, actions, attitudes, and availability (or lack thereof), leave indelible marks on the next generation. I was inspired, convicted, and challenged by Rachel's gentle message of how to guide, encourage, and impact young adults to live with less stress and more joy. And I took away so many practical applications I plan to immediately implement in our home and parenting.” - Crystal Paine, New York Times bestselling author
“In a world where stress and burnout make it so hard for parents and children to meaningfully connect, Live Love Now is a ray of hope. It's a book that will empower readers to adapt to the new realities of parenting and build strong relationships with the young people in their lives where they model what they want to teach them.” - Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO
“Rachel Macy Stafford is unmatched in finding the beauty within the ordinary moments in life. In her newest book, Live Love Now she not only shares the profound benefit of authentically connecting with our children, but she also provides specific ideas on living into it. If you hope to have an enduring, life-giving relationship with the young people in your life, read this book. You’ll be grateful you did—and so will the kids you love.” - John O’Leary, Host of the Live Inspired podcast
“Through heartfelt and authentic life experiences, Rachel Macy Stafford shows that adults and children can learn and grow together and that perfection is not required to raise healthy and capable young adults. Live Love Now will help you become a truth-teller, encourager, and guide to children, helping them find meaning and purpose for themselves instead of trying to fit into roles society nudged them into. Beautifully written, this book shares inspiring stories, strategies that value your own experiences, and ways to apply new concepts to the shifting challenges of raising and educating children in a high-pressured world.” -Dr. Marilyn Price-Mitchell
“In Live Love Now, Rachel Macy Stafford provides heartfelt and astute guidance for navigating the places where our selves and our kids’ selves rub up against each other, and she challenges us to put aside our own paradigms—our baggage if you will—in order to see more clearly the gifts of our children, and to celebrate and nurture those gifts. This is a parenting book like no other you’ve read. It’s a must-read for parents of kids of all ages.” - Dr. Shefali Tsabary, New York Times bestselling author
“Rachel's transparent and practical insights inspire us to do just what the title promises: LIVE LOVE NOW. Reading it reminded me, yet again, why hers is one of the most important voices of our day.” - Joshua Becker, Founder of Becoming Minimalist
“Loving our kids well as they grow up has more to do with who they are than with who we want them to be. While many parenting books counsel us on how we can get our kids to meet our expectations, Rachel Macy Stafford asks us to take a different approach—to see our kids for who they were created to be, lay down our expectations of who we think they need to become, and come alongside them as guides and companions on their unique journeys.” - Amy McCready, Founder of PositiveParentingSolutions.com
“In Live Love Now, Rachel Macy Stafford does what she does best: she lovingly encourages, guides, and challenges us to be better than we’ve been. Through stories, reflections, and tangible tools rooted in love and solidarity, Rachel helps us find our way through the difficulties of parenting without shaming us in process. Read this book and let its kindness pour over you. Take its lessons and make your world a healthier place. Because of Rachel, I know a better way to love and practice presence is possible.” - Kaitlin B Curtice, Author
“This book is a love letter to every parent who longs to connect deeply with their teen, and to every teen who dreams of being nurtured by the whole-hearted acceptance of their parents. I hope every parent keeps a copy on their nightstand.” - Susan Stiffelman, Author
“Rachel Macy Stafford has an incredible capacity to turn ordinary words into soul-fulfilling inspiration, and Live Love Now is a gift to parents of teens everywhere. Stafford leans in to her own vulnerability to reach her readers right where they are - in the thick of parenting teens through what can only be described as a time of high stress and anxiety. Stafford reminds us that simple changes often yield positive results when building connections with our teens. Her focus on acceptance, encouragement, and gentle guidance reminds parents to step away from judgment (their own and those of others) and meet their teens where they are in their journey through adolescence. This is a book I will recommend over and over again.” - Katie Hurley, Author
“Imagine if we gave our children the one gift they crave above all else: our attention and a clear picture of who they really are. In Live Love Now, Rachel Macy Stafford provides us the roadmap to do just that! She offers not just advice, but scripts and mantras for changing our parenting so we see the children in front of us, kids desperate to be seen and heard for who they are. This book is a guide to that gift, a practical and accessible manual any parent can follow.” - Jessica Lahey, Author
About The Author
Rachel Macy Stafford is a writer with one goal: to help people choose love as much as humanly possible. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama, Hands Free Life, and Only Love Today; a certified special education teacher with a Master’s Degree in education; an in-demand speaker, and beloved blogger who inspires millions in her weekly blog posts at handsfreemama.com and through her supportive online community, The Hands Free Revolution.
author photos: Amy Paulson