This is the "how-to" book for parents. How can you get your children to do their homework? How can you get the kids to school on time? How can you manage your child's computer time? In Parenting Without Power Struggles
, family therapist Susan Stiffelman shows parents how to be the cool, confident "Captain of the ship" in their children's lives. Packed with real-life stories, Susan shares proven strategies and clear insights to motivate kids to cooperate and connect. In this book you'll discover how to:
- Transform frustration and aggression into adaptation and cooperation
- Keep your cool when your kids push your buttons, talk back or refuse to "play nice"
- Nourish deep attachment with young and older kids
- Help your ADD'ish child survive and thrive, even if you're ADD'ish yourself
- Inoculate your kids from negative thinking and peer pressure that lead to anger, anxiety, depression, or behavior issues
- Help children manage the emotional challenges of divorce
From a family therapist, parenting expert and respected advice columnist for AOL’s HuffPost Parents comes a unique approach to parenting that can help eliminate drama, meltdowns, and power struggles.
Do you ever find yourself asking . . .
• How can you get your children to do their homework without meltdowns, threats or bribes?
• How can you have a drama-free morning where the kids actually get out the door in time for school?
• How can you better manage your kids’ screen time without making them want to hide what they’re doing from you?
Family therapist Susan Stiffelman is here to help. While most parenting programs are designed to coerce kids to change, Parenting Without Power Struggles does something innovative, showing you how to come alongside your children to awaken their natural instincts to cooperate, rather than at them with threats or bribes, which inevitably fuels their resistance. By staying calm and being the confident “Captain of the ship” your child needs, you will learn how to parent from a place of strong, durable connection, and you’ll be better able to help your kids navigate the challenging moments of growing up.
Drawing upon her successful practice and packed with real-life stories, Parenting Without Power Struggles is an extraordinary guidebook for transforming the day-to-day lives of busy parents—and the children they love.
Susan Stiffelman, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and marriage/family therapist in Malibu, California. A source of advice and support for families around the world, she is AOL’s parenting expert (AdviceMama). Visit ParentingWithoutPowerStruggles.com.
“Susan Stiffelman is full of heart and soul but firmly grounded in commonsense understanding.”
—John Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
"Susan Stiffelman shows parents how to create healthy, loving relationships with children while helping them develop the resilience and authenticity that will serve them throughout their lives. Parenting Without Power Struggles is one of the best parenting books I have ever read."
"Full of wise insights and effective strategies, this book should be required reading for all parents." —Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Giving the Love That Heals: A Guide for Parents
"If there was ever someone who could truly change the course of a family's life, it's Susan Stiffelman. Her effective methods are spelled out clearly in her wonderful book, making it easy to create a parent-child harmony at home." —Susan Avery, More magazine
“Conversational and practical… Stiffelman’s engaging work gives parents tools to navigate confidently in both calm and stormy family seas.” —Publishers Weekly
“Susan Stiffelman, who has double standing to give parenting advice, as a professional therapist and the mother of an exceptional son, has hit the nail on the head twice over…her book is filled with practical, real-world ways to minimize the fights and maximize the love.”