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“This is no ordinary “how to” parenting book.

It shines a light on a refreshing new approach for today’s parents.”

How to Raise a Happy Child (and be happy too) is not your average parenting book. It’s a modern approach that values your intuition as a parent and provides straightforward communication strategies that work with every child, in every situation, every time.


With over 22 scripts that show you how to bring out the best in you and your child in challenging moments, this book has helped thousands of families build closer, happier relationships. 

With How to Raise a Happy Child (and be happy too) You Receive . . .

•Step-by-Step Strategies for getting what you want without using “No”, time-outs or rewards

•Simple Techniques to bring out the best in you and your child in every moment

•How-to Tips for a stress-free home

•22 Scripts with words that work with every child

•8 How-to Videos so you can learn first-hand the body language, words and voice inflection that get results


Question your parenting assumptions and quickly learn refreshing new techniques that make you feel good about your parenting style. This means less stress, stronger communication, happy kids and a happier you!

You Are WiseInside

You have a “gut feeling”, “mother’s intuition”, “a knowing.” That’s your inner compass along the parenting journey. Trust that small voice inside. Know there is no “normal” when it comes to raising your child. With How to Raise a Happy Child (and be happy too), you’ll learn to use your intuition in a way that works for you and your kid, each and every time.

Inside these pages, you’ll find all the tools to communicate your needs and a multitude of options to create cooperation in any situation.


We give you the scripts that have worked with thousands of children so you know exactly what to say and how to guide your child back to their best self when they need a little reminder (i.e. Public tantrum in the grocery store!). These carefully chosen words help children hear you while giving them a voice. 

Meet the Authors

How to Raise a Happy Child (and be happy too) is a complete set of refreshing new parenting tools, techniques and approaches for raising children who thrive.  We are committed to giving parents, teachers and child care professionals the strategies they need to create happiness for their children and themselves too.

This book is  a collaboration between Heather Criswell, founder of WiseInside, and Taryn Voget, founder of the Everyday Genius Institute.

We Are Here to Help

Heather Criswell is the founder of WiseInside, speaker, and author of the award-winning How to Raise a Happy Child (and be happy too) and Wise Talk from the Other Side. She’s the host of WiseTalk Radio, a podcast sharing a revolutionary approach to heart-centered communication. She’s worked with over 30,000 children and their families, helping them see their power, own their greatness, and communicate from love. At 21, she founded a unique preschool, and later opened a holistic wellness center. She’s dedicated her life to helping people step into their greatness and shine bright.

Taryn is the founder and CEO of the Everyday Genius Institute where she interviews the world’s best on how they do what they do and shares their strategies of genius with others. She has pioneered original research on genius, passion, and heart, and authored six books on strategies of genius. Even though she is lucky to get inside the minds of some extraordinary people, she is most passionate about helping everyday people and organizations step into their genius and the best version of themselves.


Taryn is a heart-centered consultant, executive coach, healer, entrepreneur, seer, spiritual adviser, keynote speaker, author, and thought leader on business and human potential. She is a woman with a deep excitement to set this world on fire … one awakened heart at a time.

We Love to Speak 

We love speaking to audiences around the world. We deliver engaging keynotes and lively workshops at events, conferences, group meetings, and schools.


We love to share practical strategies in an engaging and funny way that leaves attendees inspired and armed with real-life tools they can use to make a difference in their lives.

Sample Speaking and Workshop Topics:

Sample Topic 1: Five Secrets of Successful Parenting: How to Raise a Happy Child (and be happy too)

  • Forget complicated How To parenting advice: there are only 5 things you need to bring to any situation with your child to get the results you desire.

  • Achieving happiness for yourself and your child is easier than you think when you know WHAT really drives happiness.

  • Discover simple techniques and perfect scripts to transform your parenting overnight (really!).

  • Get 3 brilliant scripts to use in the most challenging parenting situations that work every time.


Sample Topic 2: How to Get Kids Cooperating without Threats, Bribes, or Consequences

  • Why threats, bribes and consequences don’t work with today’s modern children – and what parents can do instead to get results.

  • Eliminate the ‘control’ model and move to the ‘empowerment’ model – so you and your child can be happier.

  • Get 3 simple strategies and perfect scripts to eliminate resistance and create a harmonious household now.


Sample Topic 3: What Makes a Good Parent? Five Things You Need to Know to Raise a Truly Successful Child

  • How to define ‘success’ for you and your children – and why it will change they way you see the world (and improve your happiness!)

  • Step off the Triangle of Disempowerment – and give your child the gift of empowerment.

  • Why choice and encouragement go much further than rules and discipline.

  • How one simple phrase you say to your child will change everything.


Sample Topic 4: How to Feel Like a Parenting Pro in a Hectic World

  • Create the deep connections you desire in small moments, and still have enough time for yourself

  • Eliminate feelings of guilt

  • Discover the five ingredients to bring to every family situation to increase happiness

  • Question your assumptions and learn, step-by-step, genius techniques that will get you the results you desire

  • Discover exactly how to raise capable, self-reliant, truly happy kids in a stress-free environment

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