This is the 'how-to' book for parents. How can you get your children to do their homework? How can you get the kids to school on time? How can you manage your child's computer time? In Parenting Without Power Struggles, family therapist Susan Stiffelman shows parents how to be the cool, confident 'Captain of the ship' in their children's lives. Packed with real-life stories, Susan shares proven strategies and clear insights to motivate kids to cooperate and connect. In this book you'll discover how to:
Transform frustration and aggression into adaptation and cooperation
Keep your cool when your kids push your buttons, talk back or refuse to 'play nice'
Nourish deep attachment with young and older kids
Help your ADD'ish child survive and thrive, even if you're ADD'ish yourself
Inoculate your kids from negative thinking and peer pressure that lead to anger, anxiety, depression, or behavior issues
Help children manage the emotional challenges of divorce