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Cheap Psychological Tricks for Parents: 62 Sure-Fire Secrets and Solutions for Successful Parenting Paperback – April, 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Peachtree Pub Ltd; 1 edition (April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561452041
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561452040
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,783,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Perry Buffington, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author, lecturer, and media personality. His Cheap Psychological Tricks column is syndicated on the radio through Big River Radio and in print through Universal Press Syndicate. Buffington is the author of more than 200 articles and numerous books, including Cheap Psychological Tricks; Cheap Psychological.

Jen Singh illustrated It Can't Be Done, Nellie Bly!, Cheap Psychological Tricks for Lovers and Cheap Psychological Tricks for Parents. She grew up in St. Joseph, Michigan, and studied illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids. After graduation, she moved to Atlanta, where she has worked as an artist ever since. She now lives in Decatur, Georgia, with her husband and two cats.


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The third trick will start this weekend - getting the kids to eat vegetables!
Pamela
This is such a fun book to read that one almost forgets that it is full of useful, well-researched advice for parents.
DL Nord
The book is well-written, easy to read and holds the attention of the reader to the end.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Pamela on June 13, 2003
Format: Paperback
I bought this book after hearing Dr. Buff on the radio (WDBO-AM). He gives tips (tricks) that are obvious but you'd never think about them until you READ them! So I read the entire book in one weekend and earmarked the tips I wanted to try, one at a time.
For me, the most profound was that kids between 7 and 12 can't understand adult logic, even if you use simple words in their vocabulary. The next trick I tried for one of the kid's birthdays - I saved money, bought fewer gifts, and got THE gift that was really wanted, not just a fad gift. The third trick will start this weekend - getting the kids to eat vegetables!
Almost like having a manual for raising kids! Hospitals should provide this books as part of the New Parents gift bag.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "clynn30295" on June 23, 2003
Format: Paperback
As a grandmother, watching my children raise families of their own is a wonderful experience. But, as we all know, we need a little help now and then. When I read Cheap Psychological Tricks for Parents by Dr. Perry Buffington I knew help was here! I immediately passed the book along to my daughter and then my daughter-in-law who both have toddlers and school age children.
The book is well-written, easy to read and holds the attention of the reader to the end. As I read the book I was taken back to the time when my children were little (especially in the chapter "Eat Your Veggies"). How many times did I struggle trying to make my kids eat those veggies, and how many times have I watched my kid/parents do the same thing? Well, Dr. Buff
settled that argument - just hide the veggies inside something the kids do like.
Thanks Dr. Buff. Your other books have been great and we'll be looking forward to your next release.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By P. Mckenzie on February 26, 2005
Format: Paperback
Read this book, even if you don't have kids of your own. I am the favorite aunt to three little darlings, and Dr. Buff's parenting book helped me learn the tricks to providing a wonderful experience when Mom was not around! Of course, as Dr. Buff will tell you on the radio, TV or in one of his fantastic lecture sessions, consistency is the key to raising children. That's why I bought this wonderful book for my sister, and she keeps it by her bedside as a reference book.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 28, 2003
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My wife and I always joked about losing the 'manual' on childraising. We have been so pleased with this book! It covers every age (we have a 12 and 6 year old) and it's helped us out of many tight spots. We actually learned a thing or two ourselves.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Samantha C. Holwell on April 15, 2003
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I have often wondered why you need a license to drive a car, but not to raise a child. The twists and turns you navigate while learning to be a parent will certainly rival the curviest road. Dr. Buff is wonderfully insightful and hilariously funny! This is the Owner's Manual they should send home from the hospital with new parents! Dr. Buff - Thanks for straightening the curves!
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