Do you dread parent-teacher conferences? Does your child really know how to push your hot button? Has your child been labeled 'defiant' or 'rebellious'?
Here's help! This book offers strategies to help you tame---not break---your spirited child.
Parents are often faced with scary labels for the problems of their children, such as 'attention deficit disorder,' 'learning disabilities,' 'bipolar disorder,' or 'hyperactivity.' In this uniquely prescriptive guide, leading parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin encourages you to think differently about so-called 'problem children.' Learn effective strategies for defusing the conflicts your spirited child has at home and at school, and learn to discern and appreciate his/her unique strengths. Cultivate a good relationship with your spirited child by:
Building relationship skills
Balancing the power dynamic
Disciplining with encouragement
Curbing tantrums effectively
With step-by-step methods for every type of misbehavior and every child's unique personality, this guide will help you learn to channel your child's spark, not extinguish it, and reach beyond depressing labels for your beloved child.