Bestselling author, psychotherapist, and leading parenting
expert on tackling any child''s worst behavior
Following her phenomenally successful, Honey, I Wrecked the
Kids, parenting guru Alyson Schaefer addresses every parent''s
secret fear: their child is the one no parenting book can possibly
help. In her newest book, she conquers, one by one, all those
behavioral bugaboos that can make a child seem, at times,
impossible-and a parent''s life hell. With explicit, life-saving
tips on the perfect thing to say or do when things get out of
control, Ain''t Misbehavin'' offers parents a sensible,
democratic solution to meeting even the toughest discipline
- Includes first-person accounts of literally hundreds of
parenting conundrums-with practical insights on what exactly to
- Full of detailed "how to do it" advice for a multitude of
situations parents inevitably face
While acknowledging the daily reality that parents face,
Schaefer''s humor and experience make this book a must for parents
who want to preserve the peace and also the joy of raising a
LOVE YOUR KIDS BUT NOT ALWAYS THEIR BEHAVIOR?
Are you out of ideas for dealing with tantrums, whining,
potty-mouth, poor manners, bedtime disruptions and other
attention-seeking manoeuvres and power-plays?
We''ve all been there. Those moments when our children behave in
ways that seem calculated to drive us crazy. But threats,
punishments and other angry responses will only make the behaviour
persist -- or worsen. Before you reach your wits'' end, you need a
playbook, a tactical blueprint for swift and satisfying results.
Here it is: Ain''t Misbehavin'' provides practical advice
from an expert -- Alyson Schafer, a bestselling author,
psychotherapist and (mostly) delighted parent of teenagers.
Alyson''s democratic parenting approach is based on
psychotherapeutic principles, but Ain''t Misbehavin''
isn''t parenting theory, it''s parenting action. Need ideas to help
you manage everyday, real-life misbehaviors? Here are the
quick-and-dirty solutions: scripts, tactics and defusing
one-liners, available now, when you need them.
"Alyson Schafer combines practical advice with an intelligent,
philosophical grounding and a friendly, been-there voice. Whether
you''re worried about kids'' sleeping, schooling or swearing,
you''ll find this book both realistic and reassuring."
-Jacqueline Kovacs, Deputy editor, Today''s
"Perfect, bite-sized parenting advice that is sensible, humane
and eminently workable."
-Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
"A treasure chest of witty, heartfelt solutions to everyday
-Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of The Big Book of
"Humorous, humane, and truly helpful, any parent could benefit
from the practical wisdom in this splendid book."
-Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D., author of Why Good Kids Act
Love your kids but not always their behavior? Alyson's democratic parenting approach is based on psychotherapeutic principles, but it isn't parenting theory-- it's parenting action. Here are quick-and-dirty solutions when you need them.