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SMART LOVE PUBLICATIONS

Smart Love offers a range of publications for those interested in learning more about how to apply the Smart Love principles in their own lives and families.

 

NEW! THE HAPPIEST PRESCHOOL: A MANUAL FOR TEACHERS

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by Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D., and Kelly Perez, Smart Love Preschool Director (Smart Love Press LLC, 2024).

How does a classroom managed and running on Smart Love principles differ from other preschools? First and foremost, you see teachers actively playing with students and working on projects, not just reading or lecturing or observing. You hear loud enthusiastic voices with no one saying, "Use inside voices." You see children engaged in projects they chose that are not imposed. You see children making choices about who they want to play with, or not play with, without requirements about including others. If a child is unruly, you see a teacher go with them out of the room and stay with them until they are ready to come back in. No time-outs or isolation. You see teachers focusing on the feelings that lead to anti-social behaviors rather than lecturing about the behaviors themselves. You see children who aren't ready to use the toilet wearing diapers or pull ups and teachers changing them when necessary. You see normal resistance about things like washing hands met with creative fun solutions rather than threats or disapproval. You see no rewards or incentives such as crowns, extra privileges, etc. You see transitions to outside and back inside with teachers and children singing and playing games like I-Spy. No quiet lines. You see children learning writing, arithmetic, reading and other academic subjects because they are relevant to activities they have chosen. In the beginning of the year you see parents of children who aren't ready to have them leave remaining in class. You don't see worksheets, formal group time, teachers testing students on what they know. You don't see teachers insisting on manners or telling children to cooperate and play with others. Overall, you see a place of care, excitement and unforced cooperation and kindness. "The Happiest Preschool: A Manual for Teachers" describes in detail how this is achieved.

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Parenting Titles

 

PARENTING

Smart Love: The Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Regulating and Enjoying Your Child

by Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D., and William J. Pieper, M.D. (Smart Love Press, 2011)

Smart Love is a caring and patient approach to parenting created and tested by the husband-and-wife team of Dr. Martha Heineman Pieper and Dr. William J. Pieper. It replaces the old rewards-and-punishments style of parenting as behavior modification which turns parents into disciplinarians, which they don t want to be, and which treats children as miniature adults, which they aren't. Smart Love enables parents to understand the world through the eyes of their child at each stage of development. To "Smart Love" is to cultivate children's inner happiness while managing their behavior in age-appropriate ways, which ensures that children will grow up well behaved, responsible, self-confident, and able to reach their full potentials.

 

This remarkable book is enlightening parents everywhere about the Smart Love approach to parenting. Sesame Street creator Joan Ganz Cooney praises Smart Love as “a terrific book of practical tips, psychological insights, and wise child-rearing philosophy for parents and other caregivers of children.”

Smart Love Solutions in Early Childhood: A Handbook for Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers

by Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D., and William J. Pieper, M.D. (Smart Love Family Services, April 2010)

Complementing the opening of Smart Love Preschool, the Piepers present Smart Love Solutions in Early Childhood: A Handbook for Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers. Many parents turned to the Piepers with their most pressing parenting questions. This book contains the answers they have provided to guide parents, teachers and caregivers through children's early years.

Smart Love Solutions for School-Age Children and Teens: A Handbook for Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers

by Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D., and William J. Pieper, M.D. (Smart Love Family Services, 2012)

This companion title to Smart Love Solutions in Early Childhood offers the same insightful and useful advice for the older child.

Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream!

by Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. (Smart Love Press, 2012)

 

This endearing children’s story helps children and parents alike make sense of the nearly universal experience of having a bad dream. Winner of the Bronze Award from the Independent Publisher (IPPY) in the National Category of Children’s Books and the Mom's Choice Awards Highest Honor, Gold Seal of Excellence, this story tells of Joey, a happy bouncy kangaroo, who has a series of bad dreams and how his parents lovingly help him understand them. “Dreams are stories we tell ourselves for a reason,” says Joey’s father. Children will be fascinated and enlightened as Joey learns to put himself back to sleep feeling comforted and in charge.

Jilly’s Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them

by Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. (Smart Love Press, 2017)

When Jilly, a happy little kangaroo, has a series of Terrible Temper Tantrums, her parents lovingly help her through them. Children will be very familiar with the frustrations that trigger Jilly's upset feelings, and will applaud her dawning understanding that seeking help and a hug is far superior to the misery of a temper tantrum. Winner of a Gold Mom's Choice Award and First Place in Purple Dragonfly Awards in the categories of Picture Books and Growing Pains.

Adult Self-Help

 

ADULT SELF-HELP 

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Addicted to Unhappiness: How Hidden Motives For Unhappiness Keep You From Creating The Life You Truly Want, And What You Can Do

by Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D., and William J. Pieper, M.D. (McGraw-Hill, 2002, 2004, 2019).

Everyone is born with the potential to live fulfilled lives, but many find it difficult to realize that potential. Using real-life examples, the authors provide insights and effective strategies that will help anyone choose and maintain the happiness he or she deserves.

Professional and Academic

 

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC 

Intrapsychic Humanism: An Introduction to a Comprehensive Psychology and Philosophy of Mind

by Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D., and William J. Pieper, M.D. (Falcon II Press, 1990)

This groundbreaking book provides readers with a unified and inclusive theory of paradigmatic human experience, psychopathology, and psychological treatment. Intrapsychic Humanism presents a uniquely positive view of human nature.

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The Happiest Preschool: A Manual for Teachers

by Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D., and Kelly Perez, Smart Love Preschool Director (Smart Love Press LLC, 2024).

How does a classroom managed and running on Smart Love principles differ from other preschools? First and foremost, you see teachers actively playing with students and working on projects, not just reading or lecturing or observing. You hear loud enthusiastic voices with no one saying, "Use inside voices." You see children engaged in projects they chose that are not imposed. You see children making choices about who they want to play with, or not play with, without requirements about including others. If a child is unruly, you see a teacher go with them out of the room and stay with them until they are ready to come back in. No time-outs or isolation. You see teachers focusing on the feelings that lead to anti-social behaviors rather than lecturing about the behaviors themselves. You see children who aren't ready to use the toilet wearing diapers or pull ups and teachers changing them when necessary. You see normal resistance about things like washing hands met with creative fun solutions rather than threats or disapproval. You see no rewards or incentives such as crowns, extra privileges, etc. You see transitions to outside and back inside with teachers and children singing and playing games like I-Spy. No quiet lines. You see children learning writing, arithmetic, reading and other academic subjects because they are relevant to activities they have chosen. In the beginning of the year you see parents of children who aren't ready to have them leave remaining in class. You don't see worksheets, formal group time, teachers testing students on what they know. You don't see teachers insisting on manners or telling children to cooperate and play with others. Overall, you see a place of care, excitement and unforced cooperation and kindness. "The Happiest Preschool: A Manual for Teachers" describes in detail how this is achieved.

Available March 5, 2024. Preorder your copy today!

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