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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Raising a Strong-Willed Child

by Mary-Michael Levitt

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159257923X, Mass Market Paperback)

When "because I'm the parent" meets "you're not the boss of me"...

Good news: there are many ways to parent willful children without every­day clashes. Here parents learn how to capitalize on children's strengths and make bad days more manageable. Full of ideas and techniques, it explores: how to use empathy first and discipline second; exercises and strategies that work to calm toddler tantrums; bringing teachers on board; raging hor­mones in teen rebels; and dealing with health and safety issues.

•Much more positive than other parenting books, which focus on discipline and parental control

•Helps parents understand and accept children for who they are, as well as who they can hope to be

(retrieved from Amazon Wed, 05 Aug 2015 16:54:24 -0400)

All children have their moments - temper tantrums in the supermarket, stubbornness when they don't like what's for dinner, crankiness when they're overtired - but some of them seem to have developed their resistant behavior in the womb and are ready for fighting from birth. Call them strong-willed or call them spirited, the good news is, strong doesn't have to mean bad, and there are many ways to parent children with definite opinions without letting everyday clashes become the norm. In The Complete Idiot's Guider to Raising a Strong-Willed Child, parents learn how to capitalize on their child's strengths, maximizing their good days and making their bad days more manageable. It helps them better parent the child they have, instead of trying to turn him into the child they think he's supposed to be. The authors share ideas and techniques to make the everyday and the special occasions more pleasant. Parenting. Family & health.… (more)

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