ScreamFree Success Stories
“Thank you for giving me hope that there is a better way to raise the kids. “
“This is a revolutionary approach to parenting. It's a system that works."
Bob Lancer, Host of Syndicated radio program, Bob Lancer's Parenting Solutions
“ScreamFree has made us feel very good about getting our teenagers through driving, dating and all of their trials, in a completely different way than we started out. We are much calmer as a husband and a wife and as a father and a mother. Thanks again.”
“If only my parents had known about ScreamFree when they were raising me, I’d be saving a ton of money in therapy right now!”
“My new ScreamFree parenting has poured over into my children’s lives. We feel so healthy with our relationships. Our family is stronger than ever. Thank you for the wonderful course.”
“Virtually anything else I have come across leaves me feeling inadequate, overwhelmed and frustrated with how the idealized vision never comes close to the true scene that the advice creates. This vision is different. Thank you for your website and for the work you are doing.”
"Screamfree Parenting changes lives. It is the absolute best material on practical parenting I have found in 20+ years of ministry. In raising five children ages 15 to 21 my wife and I are sold on the wonderful impact of the principles taught in Screamfree. The program material is revolutionary and the delivery is unsurpassed. As a Senior Minister, if I could urge you to consider one program to take on this year, this would be it. The rewards for you and your church will be immediate and measurable."
-Don McLaughlin, Senior Minister, North Atlanta Church of Christ
"As a family minister and a marriage and family therapist, I have read many books on parenting - some good, some not so good, a few fantastic. Hal, thanks for writing the one I've been looking for! I will be re-reading it regularly and recommending it frequently to my clients and my church. In a word: revolutionary."
- Roger Butner, PhD, LMFT, Director Christian Family Therapy of South Baton Rouge Church of Christ
“The phrase I keep hearing when it comes to ScreamFree Parenting is “life changing". If more parents — Christian parents especially — would incorporate this material into their lives we would move towards becoming the kind of winsome people God wants us to be.
-JOHN ALAN TURNER, FamilyWise, co-author of How Now Shall We Live As Parents?
"Hal Runkel and the Scream Free Team are a class act! Hal not only brought in one of our largest crowds ever, but he connected with everybody in the room. Hal's material is life changing, and his authenticity and versatility as a speaker really set him apart. For those considering ScreamFree, I've got two words for you - DO IT! You'll be glad you did and so will everybody that hears him."
-Justin Miller, Senior Pastor, Real Life Christian Church
“Our church hosted a ScreamFree Weekend last fall, with Hal talking about marriage on Friday night and parenting on Saturday. We had more visitors for this event than any other in recent history. We got excellent feedback from visitors and members and in our post-event evaluation it took us about 10 minutes to decide to host another event for this fall. We anticipate a larger turn out this year since ScreamFree has become a household term!”
-Charme Robarts, Involvement Minister, Skillman Church of Christ, Dallas, TX
“ScreamFree gave us a common language we could use to work through conflict. It transforms relationships between parents and children and transforms relationships between teachers and students.”
- Irene Prue, Principal, Victory World Christian School, Norcross, GA
"I had seen Hal speak previously and had the pleasure of reading ScreamFree Parenting and applying the principles in my own home. After seeing the newfound calm and happiness it created, I knew we had to bring Hal in to speak at the school. The ScreamFree message applies to every parent - in every situation. It teaches us that we always have a choice - stay calm or freak out - and staying calm always creates the better outcome. As President of the PTA, if I could sponsor just one event to help the parents of my school, and in turn the kids, bringing Hal to speak would be it."
- Johna Porter, President, Mason Elementary PTA
"We've had Hal in to talk with the parents of our High School three times now. The ScreamFree message is refreshing, unique and exactly what every parent needs to hear. With so many stress inducing possibilities in our culture today - drugs, alcohol, college prep, etc. - we all need to learn to calm down. Hal's ScreamFree material and his personable delivery of it offer new hope for every parent that they're going to be able to deal with whatever comes their way."
- Liz Gouge, President, Brookwood High School PTSA
“This is a dream come true for me and my husband. We all need to calm down more in our lives and you’ve shown us the light. Thank you for changing our lives.”
“In applying these principles to our marriage, our leadership skills and our friendships, we are beginning to change how we see ourselves and others. We believe that these principles are revolutionary when practiced and essential in building strong, secure and transparent families."
“We so enjoyed working with Hal Runkel and ScreamFree Parenting. He was a great guest who provided interesting and meaningful information to our viewers. We’d love to have him back.”
- JAN HICKEL Producer, Good Day Atlanta, Fox5 Atlanta
“I was just so impressed with Hal on the Radio— I was blown away. I just HAD to get home to buy this program. Thank you so much for doing this and being there for me. I just SO WANT to become ScreamFree.”
- LINDA G.
“We are re-broadcasting our interview with Hal on "Screamfree Parenting" in January. Last time he was on the program, we received more hits on our Web site the than any other guest since the site has been up about a year. The book title and topic really connect with parents.”
- Caroline Kruse, Producer, Family Matters Radio, Cleveland, OH
“After hearing a few minutes of the interview this morning with Kevin & Taylor, I wanted more! I'm not a "full-time" parent myself, but I've been a step-parent for many years and I teach second grade. After reading the first chapter, I'm hooked! I think that this can not only help me in my journey as a parent, but as a classroom teacher as well.”
- Cheryl Waller
“I went to Barnes & Noble to look at and read a little of your book. When I got there, there was only one copy on the shelf. I picked it up and it was an autographed copy. Naturally curious, the first thing I did was open the cover to check out the autograph. It said, "God bless as you stay 'cool'!" I didn't read anything else. I bought the book. I felt God telling me, "Yes, this is good." I just read the first part, "How to read this book" and I felt compelled to write, and let you know how excited I am. I feel like this is an answer to many prayers. I know I am about to start a good journey with my daughter. Thank you for sharing your faith, I know as I read the book, it will be good to understand your inspiration.”
“I have only finished chapter one of ScreamFree Parenting, and already, I am able to break the shackles of 40 years of conditioned responses! Outstanding!”
“I purchased the book through Amazon. My husband and I have read it together, and for the last month, our children's behavior and our behavior is radically different. Our kids are 3 and 2, so we are applying all of the tactics set forth for that age group. We are all so much calmer now!”
"Thank you so much. Please let me tell you how thankful I am for writing that book. Everything's so much better since my parents read your book."
“I laughed throughout because it's nice to know I'm not the only one who reacts instead of handling situations appropriately. I also cried, because I feel extremely inadequate when it comes to raising my kids. Your words perfectly fit my emotions. “
“I just wanted to tell you how wonderful your ScreamFree book is, it is so similar to what I have been teaching my clients that I can now refer them to read a book that I believe in for therapy. It is well-written, utilizes humor brilliantly and is a motivating book for parents.”
“I wish this book was out five years ago when my daughter was born. This book has been such a Godsend to me - a real eye opener. Of the hundreds of books I have read on parenting - this is the only one that actually deals with being a parent and not about molding/training your child. I also bought his class on CD and it has changed the relationship I have with my children. I can't recommend it enough.”
"The long days and long travel in this industry can lead to family issues. ScreamFree brought a newfound understanding that has led to higher productivity and happier employees."
- Bob Pinson, Senior Vice President, BE&K
"Chick-fil-A is a business that focuses on its people, desired results and continuous improvement. Our corporate culture is focused on honor, dignity and respect for all individuals in a family friendly environment. Hal Runkel and the ScreamFree message focusing on the importance of calm, principle-based relationships for effective parenting and improved marriages was a perfect fit for our annual Operator Seminar in 2006. The ScreamFree message was a big hit with the entire Chick-fil-A family including corporate Staff, CFA Operators and their spouses. When relationships at home are good and improving, so goes the business."
- Lynn Chastain, Vice-President & Assistant General Counsel Chick-fil-A, Inc.
“I’m so glad my company provided the ScreamFree Parenting seminar for us. It tells me that they care about us enough to help us with our home life. Now that I have things more ‘under control’ at home, I can remain focused on my work with less worry, and I can say for sure that I have used these strategies in my professional life and they work! I’m a lot less stressed and my son loves what ScreamFree Parenting has done for us.”
- KELLY MORALES, Mother and Anesthesiology Staffing Consultant, Medical Doctor Associates, Atlanta, GA
“I’ve heard all the great speakers—Brian Tracy, Steven Covey, Zig Ziglar, Earl Nightingale—when it comes to relationships, whether it’s in families or in business—or in any organization—Hal Runkel is the best I’ve heard. And what is everything in life about if not relationships?”
- CHARLIE ANDERSON, Father of three and financial manager for a major New York brokerage
“MDA’s greatest corporate asset is our employees. When I learned about ScreamFree Parenting and studied the program, I knew this seminar would be helpful to my employees in helping them to better communicate with their children. I strongly recommend it to business leaders as healthy employees make for a healthier company.”
- KEN SHUMARD, Chairman, Medical Doctors Associates, a leading medical staffing company