In this fully revised and expanded second edition, Setting Limits author Robert MacKenzie is back with even more time-proven methods for dealing with misbehavior and creating positive, respectful, and rewarding relationships with children prone to acting out and disobedience.
Disruptive misbehavior, constant power struggles, manipulative or aggressive behavior--the challenges facing parents and teachers of strong-willed children can seem overwhelming at times. That's why thousands of parents and educators have turned to the solutions in Setting Limits With Your Strong-Willed Child. This revised and expanded second edition offers the most up-to-date alternatives to punishment and permissiveness--moving beyond traditional methods that wear you down and get you nowhere, and zeroing in on what really works so parents can use their energy in more efficient and productive ways. With fully updated guidelines on parenting tools like "logical consequences," and examples drawn directly from the modern world that children deal with each day, this is an invaluable resource for anyone wondering how to effectively motivate strong-willed children and instill proper conduct.
Table of Contents
Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Understanding Your Strong-Willed Child 2. How Strong-Willed Children Learn Your Rules 3. How Parents Teach Their Rules 4. Are Your Limits Firm or Soft? 5. The Family Dance 6. How to Be Clear with Your Words 7. Stopping Power Struggles Before They Begin 8. How to Be Clear with Your Actions 9. Motivating Your Strong-Willed Child 10. Teaching Skills: Showing Them Works Best 11. Change: Can It Happen Fast Enough? Appendix: Getting Started Suggested Reading Index
Robert J. Mackenzie
About Robert J. Mackenzie
ROBERT J. MACKENZIE, EdD, is an educational psychologist and family therapist who founded the Setting Limits program. He is the author of Setting Limits and Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child.
Now You Can Effectively Parent Your Strong-Willed Child
Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child by Robert J. MacKenzie, Ed.D