Taming the Spirited Child: Strategies for Parenting Challenging Children Without Breaking Their Spirits
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Does your child really know how to push your hot button?
Has your child been labeled "defiant" or "rebellious"?
Here's help! This book offers strategies to help you tame---not break---your spirited child.
Parents are often faced with scary labels for the problems of their children, such as "attention deficit disorder," "learning disabilities," "bipolar disorder," or "hyperactivity." In this uniquely prescriptive guide, leading parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin encourages you to think differently about so-called "problem children." Learn effective strategies for defusing the conflicts your spirited child has at home and at school, and learn to discern and appreciate his/her unique strengths. Cultivate a good relationship with your spirited child by:
With step-by-step methods for every type of misbehavior and every child's unique personality, this guide will help you learn to channel your child's spark, not extinguish it, and reach beyond depressing labels for your beloved child.
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Fireside Books
Publication Date: 2007
|Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.13 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
Parents are often faced with scary labels for their children, such as attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, or hyperactivity. In this uniquely prescriptive guide, leading parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin shows parents how to think differently about so-called problem children. The effective strategies within this guide will quiet the difficulties spirited children have at home and school while exposing the unique, special gifts they possess.
Develop a relationship with your spirited child by:
-Building relationship skills
-Disciplining with encouragement
-Balancing the power dynamic
-Curbing tantrums effectively
With step-by-step methods for every type of misbehavior and every child's unique personality, this comprehensive guide will help parents cultivate their child's spark, not extinguish it—and reach beyond depressing labels for their beloved children.
"I adore the real strategies and know parents will be so grateful for the positive spin on 'spirit.' This is one of the best parenting books for raising challenging children." -- Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of No More Misbehavin'
"This text should be required reading for anyone responsible for children. As a pediatrician, I know that captivating the difficult-to-manage child's spirit and redirecting that energy into positive thoughts and actions can go a long way towards improving social outcomes." -- Dr. Melina McVicar, professor of Clinical Pediatrics, New York Medical College