Stop the nagging and learn to really communicate with your child.
We all want to be appreciated and understood, and that goes for children too. Using that critical concept as a starting point, Meg Schneider shows you how to build a strong relationship with your child, based on love and respect. Discover techniques to:
* Win an argument in a way that lets your child feel like a winner
* Inspire him to live up to his responsibilities
* Encourage honesty and openness
* Avoid humiliating her by saying the wrong thing
* Offer effective comfort when she is sad or experiences a loss
* Curb misbehavior
* Promote sibling harmony
* Build self-esteem
* Set liveable limits for yourself and your child
* Model your own behavior the most effective parenting tool there is
Through the insightful exploration of both the apparent problem and the deeper issues at stake, you will learn why a particular technique works so well for both parent and child. Three age-appropriate scenarios will follow each technique, putting the principles learned into practice, and offering well-illustrated solutions for almost any parenting dilemma. You will feel both enlightened and empowered by your ability to understand and take loving and constructive action.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.56(d)|
About the Author
Meg Schneider is the author of many parenting titles as well as self-help and fiction books for teens. She is a New York City-based book packager as well, specializing in relationships, parenting, and family living subjects. She holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University and is the mother of two young boys with whom she frequently applies the techniques within.
Judi Craig, Ph.D. has counseled thousands of parents and children in more than twenty-seven years as a clinical psychologist. The author of Little Kids, Big Questions and Parents on the Spot, her "Parent Skills" column was featured for eight years in the Sunday San Antonio Light. Her new column, "Family Matters," appears in Images, a Sunday magazine in the San Antonio Express News. She is a frequent guest on national radio and television. She is the mother of three grown children, and lives in San Antonio, Texas.