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Sensible Suggestions That Have Helped a Grandmother
on 3 September 2003
The Pocket Parent offers a wide variety of specific tips to try in different situations in order to get more compliance and less defiance from my 4-year-old granddaughter. I also have used some of the communication strategies on Grandfather and even he seems to cooperate more--the first time I ask! I realize that when I am short of time and patience, it's easy to resort to the things that don't often work like yelling, threatening and criticizing. This quick read reference book clearly gives many wise alternatives with great examples to follow. Although some of the tips take practice, many suggestions have already worked for me. I also appreciate the humor...we all need to know we are not the only ones that ocassionally feel we are just about at our wits' end! Raising children today is definitely not easy, but it's the most wonderful job in the world...especially the second time around with the grandchildren!