Set boundaries and eliminate power struggleswithout conflict!
"I won't go!" "I don't care!" "You can't make me!"
Every parent hears these words at one time or another, but if you have a strong-willed child, the arguments can seem never-ending. Fortunately, there's hope. The Everything Parent's Guide to the Strong-Willed Child, 2nd Edition can help you put a stop to the endless cycle of battles with your child and rebuild a relationship based on love and respectrather than conflict.
This essential guide shows you how to trade in exhausting and ineffective punishment for techniques that can help you:
Identify the triggers of combative behaviors
Understand strong-willed and spirited motivations
Give your child tools to develop self-control
Learn how your reaction can lessenor intensifystrong-willed behaviors
Communicate more effectively with your child
Strengthen the family bond and create a safe environment
Featuring a positive approach to discipline and including new ways to compromise and communicate with children, this all-in-one guide has everything you need to raise capable, happy, and agreeable kids!
Ellen Bowers, PhD, is a mental health professional and recovery specialist. For more than thirty years, she has helped individuals to overcome issues with addictions, codependency, and the effects of these, including behavioral addiction and dysfunctional families. She holds a doctorate in psychology, a master's of science degree in education and psychology, and is a member of Mensa. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.