Help--My Kid is Driving Me Crazy: The 17 Ways Kids Manipulate Their Parents, and What You Can Do About It

Help--My Kid is Driving Me Crazy: The 17 Ways Kids Manipulate Their Parents, and What You Can Do About It

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by David Swanson
     
 

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A family psychologist offers parents clear and simple techniques for disarming the strategies kids use to manipulate them.

Every parent knows that children quickly learn how to push their buttons. Now, this invaluable and insightful book, written by a prominent clinical psychologist, identifies the specific ways kids manipulate their parents-and how to

Overview

A family psychologist offers parents clear and simple techniques for disarming the strategies kids use to manipulate them.

Every parent knows that children quickly learn how to push their buttons. Now, this invaluable and insightful book, written by a prominent clinical psychologist, identifies the specific ways kids manipulate their parents-and how to stop each tactic. These uncannily sophisticated and undermining strategies include:

• Emotional blackmail
• Shutting down
• Negotiation
• Protest
• Playing the victim
• Dividing the parents

Filled with informative and practical advice, this insightful guide is designed to help parents restore harmony, discipline, and healthy relationships-and put an end to selfish, manipulative behavior for good.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399535260
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
595,478
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

David Swanson, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Encino, California, treats children, teens, and families suffering from anxiety disorders, behavioral difficulties, and social problems to improve parent-child relationships.

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Help--My Kid is Driving Me Crazy: The 17 Ways Kids Manipulate Their Parents, and What You Can Do About It 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Gilberte More than 1 year ago
No matter how successful a parent you think you are this book will uncover tactics your child has in place to usurp your ability as a parent. The book is written in a practical and easy to use format. It is helpful in your daily relations with your child whether they be in Grade School or in High School. How wonderful to come across this tool. Within reading a few chapters I was able to put to use a few examples from the book to much success. Read it once, twice and then send it to your friends!!
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This is truly a great book.
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lynette355 More than 1 year ago
We are all in the back to school swing. Right? No? Well, maybe some of us still need a little help. Dr. Swanson shares the following back-to-school transition tips: 1. Before school starts, send your child to bed at the normal school year bedtime. 2. Start waking your child up at the same time he would if school were in session. (Waking up early is a great trick for getting a child to fall asleep at a reasonable hour.) 3. Begin to set limits around things that conflict with school-year priorities (video games, television, overnights, e.g.). 4. If assigned, make sure that your child's summer academic projects are completed and ready to be handed in. 5. Put other structured routines--such as dinner time, baths/showers, and hygiene rituals--back into place. 6. Regardless of the stress, fight the battles of getting back to the normal routine now. Waiting for the school year to return will only add to your stress. 7. Lastly, take your child shopping for school clothes and supplies. Usually, new clothes and supplies elevate a child's excitement about returning to school. Now that we have that all down pat, you do have that routine set? Right? Okay at least we are still working on a routine. Now what can we do for the dragging our feet to get ready times. Or is it the I don't wanna do my homework? Yeah, of course we are still struggling with "Chores, I have to do chores?" But we can work on all of these things with a little help and guidance. Dr. Swanson has a new book to help. "Help! My Kid Is Driving Me Crazy: The 17 Ways Kids Manipulate Their Parents and What You Can Do About It". Sounds familiar right? I know I have had to deal with some issues when helping to raise children. Some with ADD/ADHD and others just lil button pushers. We all have them. Which are your kids favorite ways to get you to do what they want? Emotional Blackmail Shutting Down Irrational Logic Negotiation Divide and Conquer Playing the Victim Each of these issues and more are addressed in Dr. Swanson's book. I know that CG was a great lil negotiator. And Nessa's son can do the irrational logic to a tee. Of course lil Miss Ashley just shuts down. I am glad there is a way I can find some help, back up, bring out the child raising hand book from time to time. We are all great parents but help and advice is still needed. SO, check out "Help! My Kid Is Driving Me Crazy: The 17 Ways Kids Manipulate Their Parents and What You Can Do About It" and find some answers for yourself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any parent who struggles with behavior problems on the part of their child knows all to well the frustration, sadness and guilt that comes along with it. NOW THERE'S 'HELP!' Dr. Swanson has given us an easy-to-use quick reference guide to better understand and effectively intervene when these problems arise. With the use of this incredible tool, parents can stop the fighting and start building strong bonds and a lifetime of fulfilling attachment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shut up and listen to me. You need to calm down. You are giving me a brain smoosh. LOL JK. ACTUALLY I AM A KID IM TEN YRS OLD! LOL