Synopses & Reviews
In this eye-opening resource, Dr. Sal Severe taps his twenty-five years of experience as a school psychologist and parenting workshop leader to show that a child's behavior is often a reflection of the parent's behavior, and by making changes themselves, parents can achieve dramatic results in their children. Instead of focusing on what children do wrong, Dr. Severe teaches parents to emphasize the positive, to be consistent, and to be more patient. He shows parents how to teach their children to behave, listen, and be more cooperative, and how moms and dads can manage their own anger and prevent arguments and power struggles. Packed with concrete strategies for dealing with homework hassles, ending tantrums, and other common problems, Dr. Severe's empathetic, common-sense book will be welcome everywhere.
"The book gives parents the confidence they need to practice self-discipline, patience, and consistency in order to raise well-behaved children." —New York Daily News
"This book speaks to the heart of the family system—the parents. Parents must behave so their children will, too! —John Bradshaw
"I found this to be a very valuable book. It has helped me immensely with my own children." —Jack Canfield
In this "New York Times" bestseller, Dr. Severe taps his 20-plus years of experience as a school psychologist and parenting workshop leader to show that a child's behavior is often a reflection of the parent's behavior, and that by making changes themselves, parents can achieve dramatic results in their children.
About the Author
Dr. Sal Severe is the clinical director of Flor del Sol alternative school in Phoenix, Arizona. A school psychologist for more than twenty-five years, he is the president of the Arizona Association of School Psychologists. He is on the advisory board of Parents Magazine, is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists, and leads parenting workshops all over the country. Dr. Severe is also the author of How to Behave So Your Preschooler Will, Too!