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Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child: Eliminating Conflict by Establishing CLEAR, Firm, and Respectful Boundariesby Robert J. Mackenzie
Synopses & Reviews
Now You Can Effectively Parent Your Strong-Willed Child
Does your child constantly misbehave and ignore or refuse your requests for proper behavior? Is your relationship with your child based on conflict instead of mutual respect and cooperation? With the help of this groundbreaking book, you can create a positive, respectful, and rewarding relationship with your child.
Inside are proven techniques and procedures that provide a refreshing alternative to the ineffective extremes of punishment and permissiveness. Parents and teachers alike will discover how to effectively motivate the strong-willed child and achieve proper conduct. You will learn how to:
Understand and empathize without giving in
Hold your ground without threatening
Remove daily power struggles between you and your child
Give clear, firm messages that your child understands and respects
And much more!
"Eminently useful and readable! This book should be a part of every parent's and school's reference library." —Judy E. Hunt-Brown, principal, Elk Grove Unified School District
"A grand book that teaches everybody in the family new skills and encourages more peaceful, socially acceptable lives at home, school, in the office, or in any social group." —Barbara O'Donnell, principal, St. Francis Elementary School
"A highly recommended eye-opener; beautifully documented." —Stewart E. Teal, M.D., clinical professor of child psychiatry, University of California, Davis
About the Author
Robert J. MacKenzie, Ed.D., is an educational psychologist and family therapist who founded the Setting Limits Program. He is the author of Setting Limits and Setting Limits in the Classroom.
Table of Contents
1. Understanding Your Strong-Willed Child
2. How Strong-Willed Children Learn Your Rules
3. How Parents Teach Their Rules
4. Are Your Limits Firm or Soft?
5. The Family Dance
6. How to Be Clear with Your Words
7. Stopping Power Struggles Before They Begin
8. How to Be Clear with Your Actions
9. Motivating Your Strong-Willed Child
10. Teaching Skills: Showing Them Works Best
11. Change: Can It Happen Fast Enough?
Appendix: Getting Started
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