HONEY, I WRECKED THE KIDS
If you have a "discipline-resistant" child, then you already know that the old standby parenting tactics just don't work on this modern era kid. Naughty mats, counting, time-outs, removing privileges…all the things that seemed to work just fine on other kids are actually making things worse with this one.
"Sometime between removing the door to stop him from slamming it and pushing his shelf into the hall so he couldn't chuck storybooks at me when I sent him to his room, I thought to myself−this is crazy. We can't go on forever disassembling the house. I need help!"
—Shirley, mother of two
Psychotherapist, bestselling author and nationally sought-after parenting expert Alyson Schaefer finally provides what perplexed parents everywhere have been waiting for: the blueprint to understanding−and correcting−misbehavior. This isn't an assertiveness course for permissive parenting, and it's not a PR makeover for our autocratic, punishing methods. With her characteristic blend of outrageous humor and uncanny insight (yes, she does peer into your living rooms at night), Alyson will show you how to diagnose and reverse the root cause of all misbehavior (even the most baffling) so that you can rediscover the joy of parenting your kids. Sound too good to be true? Start reading.
Alyson Schafer is a psychotherapist and one of the nation's leading parenting experts. She's the author of the bestselling Breaking the Good Mom Myth (Wiley, 2006) and host of The Parenting Show. The media relies on Alyson's comments and opinions; she has appeared on The Montel Williams Show, The National, BTV, and you can find her interviewed and quoted extensively in countless publications including Today's Parent, Cosmopolitan, Reader's Digest and Chatelaine.
Visit her online at www.alyson.ca
I don't agree with everything but a great read and thought provoking.Published 5 months ago by Cal W
This book teaches you a fabulous way to collaborate with your child in manner that is positive and developmentally appropriate. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lori Howell
It is changing the way my family operates! We are seeing change already! I love it. I finished it about a 2 weeks ago but I keep going back to my notes- almost everyday! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rada Pascoe
Saw Alyson when she visited London Ontario and HAD to buy the book. I have 3 daughters close in age with different personalities and came to realize that they all need to be... Read morePublished on May 31 2010 by M. Hughes
I am a fan of Alyson's parenting approach to start with but, this is a good read that is full of intelligent perspectives on how to understand why behaviours are happening with... Read morePublished on April 28 2009 by HR
This book is well worth the read because of its fresh and inspiring perspective. Understanding what motivates misbehaviour can give parents more patience and respect for a child's... Read morePublished on April 26 2009 by C. R. Mcalister