From Library Journal
Any adult who has spent any time with a whining child knows that even an hour can drive a person crazy. Whitham, a staff therapist for the UCLA Parent Training Program, has developed successful techniques for diffusing the whining, complaining, sassy, dawdling, or annoying child. Positive reinforcement of behaviors parents like is her key: praise the act one approves of, ignore bad behavior, and set limits (clearly explained) on intolerable behavior. This book is so well presented, easy to read, positive, and chock full of ideas that even the most worn-out parents and teachers will approach their children with patience, firmness, good will, and love.- Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, Pa.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Cynthia Whitham, MSW, is a mother of two, a practicing licensed clinical social worker who specializes in parent training, and the associate director of UCLA's Parenting and Children's Friendship Program. She is the author of "The Answer Is NO": Saying It and Sticking to It, a companion book to Win the Whining War & Other Skirmishes.