Backtalk: Four Steps to Ending Rude Behavior in Your Kids

Backtalk: Four Steps to Ending Rude Behavior in Your Kids

by Carolyn Crowder, Audrey Ricker
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Backtalk: Four Steps to Ending Rude Behavior in Your Kids by Carolyn Crowder, Audrey Ricker

"So what? All the other kids get to do it!"
Few behavioral problems challenge and frustrate parents, caregivers, and teachers as does verbal rudeness in children of any age. Reinforced by the wise-cracking kids on TV and in the movies, backtalk has become all too common among today's youngsters. But there is nothing cute about this behavior. Remarks like "Yeah, right," "Big deal," and "Make me" — form children as young as three — get in the way of real communication between parents and kids, and can also be detrimental to a child's social and intellectual development.
Now two experts in the field share their simple and specific four-step program for ending backtalk and restoring balance in relationships between parents and children, from preschoolers to teens. You'll learn how to recognize backtalk, how to choose and enact a response that will make sense to you and the backtalker, and when to disengage from the struggle and move forward. Full of advice and encouragement as well as suggestions on how to keep track of what works and what doesn't, Backtalk can be put to use immediately, before you hear another "Whatever."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684841243
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 03/28/1998
Edition description: Original
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,300,719
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Audrey Ricker, Ph.D., is a mother and a teacher who has worked with children of all ages, including high school and college students.

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Backtalk: Four Steps to Ending Rude Behavior in Your Kids 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives you the best advice for daily life with children! It works! The book reminds you that power struggles help no one, and gives you the ability and confidence to make your home happy and enjoyable again. I recommend this book to any parent who doesn't use corporal punishment, yet does not want a child who is unpleasant and rude to rule the roost. Fabulous book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to anyone who experiences backtalk or power strugles with there kids. The instruction is short, to the point and very easy to use. Within the first weekend it was like living in a new home - less shouting, less stress! I love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is worth its every page. If your child periodically confronts you and talks back too much, you'll find very clear and very effective instructions that will help you to restore mutual respect with your little one. HIGHLY recommended.