Some kids are just tough to raise. If you feel you’ve tried everything to deal with your child’s antics and are now throwing your arms up in exasperation, this book is for you! Alyson offers insightful and powerful information about the psychological underpinnings of children’s beliefs and behaviours. In her witty style, Alyson explains the 4 “dances” that represent the patterns of interactions between parent and misbehaving child. You’ll learn to recognize the dances and the unique discipline tools to respond to each. You’ll also learn long term strategies for helping your child get their needs met in the family through constructive means. Okay, only way funnier than that just sounded! You can see what other parents had to say about the effectiveness of the book here.
"Fantastic! This witty and down-to-earth book delivers practical and effective strategies for any parent struggling with discipline. Alyson goes beyond the quick-fix approach to stopping unwanted behaviour. She guides us through numerous easy-to-relate-to examples to help us understand the root causes of `mis'behaviour. Once the causes are identified, we are offered strategies that are appropriate in gaining cooperation from children in mutually respectful ways. Personally, I know this book will be an invaluable resource to me, both as a parent and in my career as a psychotherapist. " - Karen Williams
"I read the book in 4 days two weeks ago, I haven't yelled at the kids since. I am more relaxed and so are the kids. They are already behaving better and more respectfuly. Best of all, they seem happier too. This book is funny and easy to read but the information is still presented thoroughly and logically. A must buy for any parent who wants an easier and more respectful approach to living with their kids." - Brian
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