"This excellent book is one that parents will dog-ear and keep handy. Like a wise grandparent, it helps today's stressed and beleaguered parents calm down and do a better job of parenting. Nichols' responsive listening approach is smart and sound, and it is presented clearly and confidently. I wish I had read "Stop Arguing with Your Kids" when I was a parent; I'll make sure my adult kids get copies."--Augustus Y. Napier, PhD, author of "The Family Crucible" and "The Fragile Bond""Whether dealing with my own four-year-old or my sister's feisty preteen, this book has helped me fashion responses that work."--Mary Comerford, mother of three, Westchester, New York"A widely respected academic authority and clinician, Dr. Nichols understands how families work, and in this book he offers parents a tool to navigate the difficult spots in their developing relationship with their children."--Philip J. Guerin, MD, family psychiatrist, Rye Brook, New York"A gem of a parenting book, with an abundance of empathy and expertise for parent and child. Just wait until you see the experience of being understood in your child's eyes--the battle will become irrelevant."--Marisa Leto, mother of a five-year-old, Greenbrae, California"If you're tired of all those arguments with your kids that leave you feeling frustrated, angry, or guilty, you're in for a real treat. Finally, some down-to-earth, easy-to-understand advice for turning battles into loving interactions. Read it--your kids will thank you!"--Michele Weiner-Davis, author of "Change Your Life and Everyone In It"
About the Author
Michael P. Nichols
is Professor of Psychology at the College of William and Mary. He is a well-known family therapist and popular speaker who has been a guest on national television. Dr. Nichols is the author or editor of over a dozen books, including The Lost Art of Listening: How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships