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Product details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House (22 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0842336222
  • ISBN-13: 978-0842336222
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 2.5 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 938,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

" "I love this kid more than anything in the world, but I don't really like her very much."

"My son and I can't get along for more than ten minutes without clashing over relatively insignificant matters."

"Why does this child make me so angry, when what I want most is harmony and love?""

Does this sound familiar? If you're frustrated and discouraged from dealing with a stubborn, out-of-control, or defiant youngster, take heart. In "The New Strong-Willed Child Workbook, " Dr. James Dobson equips you with the practical skills, encouragement, and support you need for competently raising the strong-willed child.

This warm, humorous, and commonsense hands-on program is based on Dr. James Dobson's best-selling book "The New Strong-Willed Child." Helpful for individual parents or small groups, this workbook will encourage you through real-life examples and case studies while teaching you how to apply Dr. Dobson's principles to your own situation.

This practical workbook offers everything you need to: Position yourself as the respected boss Shape your child's will while preserving his spirit Have the courage and conviction to provide firm leadership Discipline effectively and appropriately Combat the poison of sibling rivalry Effectively deal with the strong-willed adolescent --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

James Dobson obtuvo el titulo de doctor en desarrollo infantil de la Universidad de California del sur y desde entonces ha recibido cinco doctorados honorarios. Tiene dos hijos adultos y vive en Colorado Springs, Colorado con su esposa Shirley. Dobson es presidente de Enfoque a la Familia, una organizacion que se dedica a la conservacion del hogar. El Doctor Dobson tiene un programa diario que se escucha en mas de l.800 estaciones de radio. Desde que se publico por primera vez. Atrevete a disciplinar, tres presidentes de los Estados Unidos han nombrado al doctor Dobson a varias comisiones. Tambien fue nombrado presidente de la Iniciativa Familiar del Ejercito de los Estados Unidos.


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First, three quotes from the book to help counter the hysterical claims that this book teachs us, "my child is wrong/abnormal" and that this book promotes "Christian dark ages abuse":

"How then, are we to shape the will while preserving the spirit?" (pg. 79) This simple question perfectly sums up the entire book: how do we manage to raise a happy child without breaking their strong determined spirit? IF this book were all about destroying your child... why would we approach the child from this angle?

"It is accomplished by establishing reasonable boundaries in advance and then enforcing them with love..." (pg. 79)

***Establishing boundaries is key*** and this book makes this very clear and offers the reader careful instruction on how to teach your child to respect normal human boundaries. A lot of you folk here that are branding this book as "child abuse!!" are probably the very types of parents that do not want to (or don't know how to) **establish boundaries** with your children. This book clearly instructs how to set boundaries ~ and either this frightens you or makes you feel very guilty for your own lack of boundaries with your out of control child.

So, while you shrill against "The New Stron-Willed Child" the rest of us pay the miserable price as your child disrespects every single human being within earshot and reach. All while you, the parent, smile and pretend that everything is fine so that you don't have to actually work at parenting your kid, emotional wimps to the core.

The third quote again sums up the goal of this book:

"...while avoiding any implications that a child is unwanted, unnecessary, foolish, ugly, dumb, burdensome, embarassing, or a terrible mistake." (pg.
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So glad these books are still available. Used them when bringing up my own children who are all wonderful, well rounded, successful, happy and very loving people in good relationships and now with children of their own. What greater recommendation. None of this 'let your 2 year old make their own decisions' malarkey. Poor little 2 year olds, who are begging for some guidelines and loving discipline.
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Great book, great advice. As usual Dr Dobson comes up with practical, helpful advice. His compassion and love for children is evident in this book as well as his understanding of the difficult job of parenting. His experience and wisdom is unequalled.
An essential parenting book!
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So helpfull it has helped me manage my very strong willed grandaughter and after only 2 weeks I can see results. such as the tantrums just dont last as she now knows it doesnt work.
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This is a wonderful resource for parents of strong willed children who require an abundance of patience, love, structure and gentle firmness. Well done Dr Dobson!
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Happy I baught this book. has some sound guidance in bring up strong willed children
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Just as the title indicates Dr. Dobson focuses on what he sees as the child's deficits rather than the underlying parent-child relationship. I think Dr. Dobson basis his book on a faulty and potentially destructive premise - the child is inherently flawed and the parent must intervene (for which he provides much advice). Rather, I think I prefer a healthier premise - my child's behavior and personality are greatly influenced by the quality of the parent child relationship (the degrees of intimacy, empathy, and emotional safety) - rather than blame the child and intervene, strive to understand the behavior in respect to the parent-child relationship and adjust accordingly. I think Dr. Dobson's understanding of these qualities are a bit skewed or misguided.

James Dobson has been around for a long time. He certainly has a large body of literature. If you are familiar with his writing I think you will find that "The New Strong-Willed Child" is more of the same. If you have found his previous work insightful and inspirational this may be the book for you. Personally, I find my role as parent to be too important to blindly accept everything Dr. Dobson presents. Rather, I suggest you read "The New Strong-Willed Child" as well as other resources to gain a more rounded and insightful understanding of this most important job (parenting). I really liked to work of Mark Gaskill, MFT (family therapist and parenting expert) as a balancing perspective. His book "Systemic Parenting: An Exploration of the Parenting Big Picture" is superb. These two books are worlds apart. If you are attached to Dobson, great "The New Strong-Willed Child" will be your thing. However, you might want to treat yourself to some newer and fresher ideas by looking elsewhere.
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