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Mom, Jason's Breathing on Me!: The Solution to Sibling Bickering

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ISBN13: 9780345460929
ISBN10: 0345460928
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AT LAST—SOUND, PRACTICAL RELIEF

FOR PARENTS WITH BATTLING KIDS!

Imagine. You might never again have to hear the words: “Mommy, Ann drooled on me on purpose.” You could have the answer for every “Its not fair!” your kids have ever whined at you. Constant sibling squabbling—and the ensuing demand that you pick a side, quick—can wear parents down and totally drain the fun right out of family life. Now in this groundbreaking book, Dr. Anthony Wolf offers a whole new strategy for coping. In a fresh, funny, and straightforward way, Dr. Wolf presents three essential rules for dealing with sibling arguments—rules that, if followed, completely remove the root causes of bickering. From teasing and hitting to rivalries and boundaries, Dr. Wolf addresses a wide range of issues, and he does it with humor and a pitch-perfect ear for actual kid/parent dialogue. This is a book about real children—who they are, what they want, why they act as they do, and what you can do to alleviate the strife between siblings.

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Offering a solution for sibling bickering, bestselling parenting author Dr. Anthony Wolf presents fresh, funny, and very helpful strategies.

About the Author

Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist and the author of many bestselling books. He has worked with children and adolescents for more than thirty years and lectures widely on parenting topics. He lives in Suffield, Connecticut.

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Book Dads, November 14, 2009 (view all comments by Book Dads)
Despite its title, this is a book written by a father: Anthony Wolf is a child psychologist, a father of two, and the author of several books on parenting. In Jason’s Breathing on Me!, Wolf takes on the irritating, frustrating, and at times wholly exasperating issue of sibling bickering. After explaining the roots of this behavior (an issue explored further in Nurtureshock), Wolf gets right down to a plan for dealing with it. Since bickering stems from a child’s natural desire to have an exclusive claim on their parent’s attention. Wolf’s advice consists of ways for a parent to disengage themselves from the middle of the argument and let the children – for the most part – learn how to resolve things on their own. There are three rules for this process: Don’t Take Sides, Act Fast (or Not at All), and Don’t Listen.

Of course, this is easier said than done, and the bulk of the book is devoted to discussing exactly how these rules should be carried out. For example, he recommends intervening as soon as you start to get irritated. This will keep your frustration level low – since even with this method you may sometimes still be intervening several times a day – and teach children to set a limit on their bickering that is at the lower end of your tolerance rather than at your upper end. He further advocates intervening only where there is threat of physical harm, noting that this applies to serious harm (one sibling braining another with a metal fire truck) rather than just minor pain (pinching). He also discusses issues such as fairness, separations, bullying, counterpunching, self-esteem, blended families, and the like.

The final half of the book examines specific day-to-day scenarios and what to do for each. These include classics such as But It’s My Turn to Sit on the Driver’s Side and It’s Not Fair! Adam Got the Blue Watermelon, as well as cases from Parent Court such as Tyler Keeps Bothering Me. For each of these real-world situations, he discusses how the rules should be adapted: separating them isn’t practical inside a car (although it’s fun to imagine it), and for electronics such as the TV it may actually be best for the parent to be both rule setter and police officer. These scenarios are brought to life with humorous dialogues – some real and some imaginary – which Wolf uses to explain them more clearly. This humor also helps to illustrate one of Wolf’s key points: real families aren’t perfect, and accepting that things won’t always work out perfectly (as when handing out Arbitrary Parent justice) is a big part of getting sibling bickering under control. This is a book of real-world advice for real parents who have to deal with real children, and trying Wolf’s approach to sibling bickering just may save your sanity.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345460929
Author:
Wolf, Anthony E
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Wolf, Anthony
Author:
Wolf, Anthony E.
Author:
Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Child rearing
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Sibling rivalry
Subject:
Conflict.
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
[v. 4]
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.24x5.58x.60 in. .47 lbs.

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