New Book Challenges Parents: Take A Fresh Look at Your Own Crap

Thomas Gagliano challenges parents to take ownership of and deal with their own crap thereby decreasing its negative impact on their children and families.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Sept. 22, 2015 - PRLog -- Thomas Gagliano, author of The Problem Was Me, a motivational speaker and respected leader in the field of self-help therapy has just authored his second book: Don’t Put Your Crap in Your Kid’s Diaper (Amazon CreateSpace, September, 2015). Thomas challenges parents to take ownership of and deal with their own crap thereby decreasing its negative impact on their children and families. His advice is dispensed with humor and examples from his own experience as a son and a father.

In Don’t Put Your Crap in Your Kid’s Diaper, Gagliano opens with a simple admission; When we [parents] think we’re doing our best, it can be unpleasant to hear someone say we can do better. Parenting may be the most difficult responsibility any of us will undertake. Even our best parenting efforts have distortions and can be improved.

Let’s face it; families today are met with challenges that generations before were not. More frequently both parents must work, having less time than ever to nurture their own intimate relationships and to parent. This often leads to grandparents and extended family members becoming primary caregivers. One-third of grandparents today are asked to step into the role of parent. Additionally, electronic entertainment by way of smartphones, video games and computers occupy much of our children’s attention. Families have become disconnected.

Gagliano peels back the layers and looks at how these dynamics can wear away at family bonds and offers strategies that parents can devise together to provide consistent and clear messages to children helping them develop into mature, healthy and conscientious adults.

At the end of Section One of his new book, Gagliano closes with a reflective quote from Colin Powell: If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Better parenting doesn’t have to be the result of major sweeping changes brought about all at once. It simply requires changes made through thoughtful, deliberate and consistent steps over time. This book belongs in the hands of every parent hoping to raise confident healthy children.

For more information, and to review Gagliano’s digital programs Enhance the Intimacy in Your Life and Strengthen Your Parenting Skills, please visit

ABOUT THOMAS GAGLIANO: Thomas Gagliano is an author, keynote speaker, coach and high profile leader in self-help therapy. He has helped develop methods and procedures that have aided numerous institutions and individuals in the greater New York area. Thomas has earned his master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Connect with Thomas on Facebook ( and Twitter ( and you can learn more about his services and publications by visiting his website at

Don’t Put Your Crap in Your Kid’s Diaper – The cleanup cost can last a lifetime
By Thomas Gagliano
Publisher: Amazon CreateSpace

ISBN-10: 1508568286
ISBN-13: 978-1508568285

Don’t Put Your Crap in Your Kid’s Diaper video:

Possible Interview Topics

1)          Stop the Bully Mentality From Occurring In Your Home
2)          How to Stop Controlling your Children’s Behavior
3)          Tips For New Parents
4)          We Are Our Children’s First Heroes - Regain Or Maintain That Hero Status
5)          The Power of Childhood Messages
6)          How To Create Healthy Habits That Lead To Healthy Decisions
7)          Preparing Our Children To Face the World With Integrity and Self-Esteem
8)          What Parenting Role Were You Set Up To Play


William C. Moyers, internationally-known recovery advocate and author of Broken
: “…A practical road map to guide parents along the tricky journey of raising their kids in today’s peripatetic world.  Tom uses his own life’s lessons to empower all of us to give our own kids what they need and deserve; the ability to make healthier choices.”

Counselor magazine:  “...helpful to anyone who wants to break the cycle of self-defeating thoughts and self-destructive behaviors.”

Evan Eley, Director of Public Affairs, Trinity Broadcasting Network: “Thomas has been on our program, Joy in Our Town, [multiple times] and has brought some incredible insight into what creates some of the roles each of us play in our society. He breaks it down in terms for anyone to understand and, therefore, form strategies that will help correct and/or improve their lives.”

Richard Stevens, The Richard Stevens Show: “Thomas Gagliano has been a guest on my syndicated radio show on numerous occasions. He is insightful, informative, inspirational and down-to-Earth. He brings a very personal perspective to universal themes. He relates his own experiences and life-lessons in a way that they become surprisingly familiar to anyone who has dealt with similar issues.”

Veronica Faisant, Producer/Host: “Tom Gagliano delivers an inspiring message of hope to individuals who have felt trapped in a cycle of self-sabotaging behavior. In a voice that is powerful, yet gentle and compassionate, Tom has the ability to capture the imagination and engage the spirit of his listeners!”

Excerpt from Don’t Put Your Crap in Your Kid’s Diaper
In a healthy family, the parents nurture each other's needs both emotionally and physically. There is no void to be filled by the child. The child senses this safety, and this produces a confident child who can focus on himself rather than feeling the need to fix a void in the parents' relationship. In essence, the child can be a child and nothing more. When there is a problem between the parents, the child senses things aren't OK at the top.

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