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Everything Parent's Guide To The Strong-Willed Child (Everything®)

Everything Parent's Guide To The Strong-Willed Child (Everything®) [Kindle Edition]

Carl E. Pickhardt

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All children need guidance, yet some are definitely more resistant to parental direction and advice than others. Parenting a child whose personality may be described as "difficult" or "controlling" can leave you conflicted and frustrated. How do you nurture your child, get him to listen, and know who's in charge? It can be done. The Everything Parent's Guide to the Strong-Willed Child helps you work around stubborn and argumentative behavior. You'll learn how to encourage your child to compromise and communicate with you, rather than make unreasonable demands and/or shut down altogether. By learning what makes your child strong-willed, the effects of such behavior, and how to manage it, you can help your child achieve a more tempered disposition and teach him the lifelong rewards of a positive attitude. Psychologist Carl E. Pickhardt shows you how to:
  • Regain control of your family
  • Reap the benefits of healthy communication
  • Discipline to teach, not to punish
  • Resolve conflict between you and your child effectively
  • Overcome willfulness in older children
The Everything Parent's Guide to the Strong-Willed Child is your all-inclusive guide to regaining, and maintaining, a healthy and happy family.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 891 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1593373813
  • Publisher: Adams Media; 1 edition (30 Sep 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #659,283 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Willful = self-determined 15 May 2008
By Tell It - Published on
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Although my 3-year-old son is not as willful as the prototype described in the book, he is demanding and "I want" seems to be his favorite word. I liked 2 other books in this series and enjoyed/learned from them (EPG to Raising Boys, EPG to Positive Discipline), so I purchased this one hoping it could give me some ideas about how to work with the demands.

I have to say that the best thing this book does is to help the parent to realize that willfullness is not a bad thing in itself. As the book says, a willfull child is a strongly self-determined child, and that is not a bad personality trait. This helps put a positive spin on Nathan's "Evenings of Demands!" : ) ... and helps me to view them in a more positive light.

But, the book doesn't just say, "let them be willfull," and leave you hanging. More-or-less, it shows you ways to channel willfullness into positive directions and how to prevent the willfullness from dominating family life.

The prototypical willful child described in the book sounds like a real p-i-a.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good solid advice 17 Nov 2009
By Maple Leaf - Published on
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This was a real eye opener. There is a positive side to a strong willed child, and this book helped me to find the positives and put things into perspective. The book is well laid out, things are explained in a straight forward manner, and the advice is easy to follow. I now have much better strategies for dealing with my strong willed child, and our lives are so much more pleasant. I could see a difference in my child within two weeks, and my stress levels have reduced too. I have been recommending this book to other mothers I know.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for the young ones... 18 Jun 2008
By Samantha - Published on
This book is VERY much geared to dealing with older children and even teenagers. I have a 2-year-old and this was not very helpful. The "helping you understand" behavior stuff and how you may contribute to it and all that is appropriate for any age, of course, and some good points were made - for that, and that alone, I gave this the 3 stars. But if you're looking for actual help - meaning what exactly can you do to make things better with a young toddler/preschooler, I'd really suggest looking at some of the other books more geared to that age group. (You'll get the same 'helping you understand the behavior" stuff in those, too.) This one is much better if you're struggling with a willful 7-8+ year old.
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