Every parent has to cope with tantrums or uncooperative kids and many parents feel that no matter what they do, nothing seems to work. This book is here to help. It's been written for busy, exhausted parents who want concise and easily accessible information to help them deal with everyday challenges. In addition to clear explanations, it contains over 120 cartoons demonstrating concepts and skills. Parents can read a straightforward description of typical family dynamics and get an insight into the way children feel and think. They'll also learn practical communication skills which they can use to help their children be their best. The book also shows how to prevent everyday problems from occurring in the first place and how to diffuse difficult situations as they occur. The examples used come from real life situations; such as children not wanting to get up in the morning, or refusing to come home from the park. The skills suggested are positive, gentle yet effective, and are based on the author's professional and personal experience.