Liking the Child You Love: Build a Better Relationship with Your Kids--Even When They're Driving You Crazy

Liking the Child You Love: Build a Better Relationship with Your Kids--Even When They're Driving You Crazy

by Jeffrey Bernstein

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738212616
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey Bernstein, PhD, is a licensed psychologist specializing in child and family therapy in the Philadelphia area. He has appeared on the Today show and Court TV, among other programs.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Introduction How Can I Be a Good Parent and Have These Bad Thoughts? xi

Chapter 1 Why Liking Your Child Is Much Harder than Loving Him 1

Chapter 2 Sliding Down the Slippery Slope of Toxic Thinking 25

Chapter 3 Recognizing the Nine Toxic Thought-Patterns of Parenting 49

Chapter 4 Kicking the Parenting-Stress Habit 75

Chapter 5 Becoming a More Mindful Parent 99

Chapter 6 Douse "Slow-Burning" Toxic Thoughts 125

Chapter 7 Extinguish "Flaring" Toxic Thoughts 151

Chapter 8 Dependable Discipline: Lessening the Consequences to Gain Control 165

Chapter 9 Keeping the Positive Energy Flowing 189

Chapter 10 Liking the Child You Love over the Long Run 213

Acknowledgements 221

Appendix I The Nine Toxic-Thought Patterns 223

Appendix II The Toxic-Thought Log 225

Resources 227

Recommended Reading 235

Index 239

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