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Product Details

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Bush Street Press (August 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937445054
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937445058
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,416,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Your book is truly fantastic! There will be a lot MORE grateful, stress‐free parents who better understand how to compassionately deal with the inner angst and outward defiance of their children."
                                                      Sanyika Calloway Boyce, Business & Marketing Consultant


"All parents should be assigned this book the day their baby is born. Embracing Defiance gives you the tools and support you need to make it through all the joys--and challenges--of childrearing with your sanity intact!"
                                                                          Alicia Coleman, Mom & Mentor

"It serves as a guide to navigate the sometimes stormy, complicated seas of the teenage years. Her voice is unique and will help us to remain calm, compassionate, and sane no matter where we are on life's path or stage of growth."
                                                                                       Barbara Findeisen, MA

From the Back Cover

Children. Teens. Adults. Everyone wants to feel understood, respected, valued for who they are and not how others expect them to be. Feeling repressed by expectations and demands without having your own say opens the door to "acting out" in defiant ways. Embracing Defiance: Helping Your Child Express Their Unique Voice while Keeping Your Sanity helps parents understand the benefits of defiant behavior, because discovering and expressing one's 'unique voice' is crucial for healthy psychological and emotional development. 
 In Embracing Defiance, you will learn how to: 
  • Give your child confidence to handle any situation, including peer-pressure (page 76-77) 
  • Read your child's subtle behavior clues (page 52, 74) 
  • Become less reactive to your child's extreme levels of drama by understanding your own triggers (page 53, 56) 
  • Gain communication tools that will help you listen so your child feels heard (page 56) 
  • Create a safe environment and build trust between you and your child (page 61) 
  • Give your child permission to feel any emotion that arises, and express them authentically(page 58) 
  • Have greater clarity, increased confidence, and an alternative perspective to your current parenting style (page 72) 
Help your child find their authentic, unique voice through compassion, love, and playfulness so they don't "act out"!

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I even forgot what I really want.
Karen A. Buck
Just my increased awareness with Dr. Beth's objective outside viewpoint has removed much of this father's stress associated with raising five daughters.
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This book offers great practical advice for any parent.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Karen A. Buck on February 27, 2012
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I don't have children, but this book is oh so helpful anyhow. I have an INNER teenager who still has things to say. As a actual teen (decades ago) I skipped over teen defiance and did as I was told to do and expected to do. I was soooooo compliant. In that process I forgot how to speak my mind. I even forgot what I really want. Dr. Beth's "Embracing Defiance" helps me to reconnect to myself : ) Now I can live with PASSION and VIBRANCE.

Having participated in workshops with Beth, the book brings it all home in simple language that makes sense. It's an easy read. Full of great examples.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Travelgm on February 20, 2012
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Dr. Beth is my new best friend and mentor. With six kids, I need all the help I can get. Her perspective of teens is dramatically changing how I approach topics with my children. Just my increased awareness with Dr. Beth's objective outside viewpoint has removed much of this father's stress associated with raising five daughters.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sanyika Calloway Boyce on February 25, 2012
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Kudos to you, your book is truly fantastic Dr. Beth! As one of 7 children, I sure wish my Mom had it when I was in my "defiant period" - and I'll bet she does too! It's amazing to me that parenting doesn't come with a "handbook," (well that's not entirely the true; the Bible is a wonderful source of instruction) nevertheless there will be a lot more grateful, stress-free parents because of your dedication, care, compassion and passion for making the parenting experience far more pleasant. This book will be a necessary road-map in helping parents better understand themselves and in turn deal with - much more compassionately of course - the inner angst and outward defiance of their children.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sdnkj on February 25, 2012
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This book offers great practical advice for any parent. I only wish it had existed when all of our kids were younger! Read it and take advangtage of the tips.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Adryenn Ashley VINE VOICE on February 23, 2012
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In the ancient art of tai chi, you use your enemy's force against them, by going with the flow. Certainty, acceptance, and a kind of energetic dance lead to winning the battle. With children it often feels that way, like a battle. I've read dozens of discipline, behavior, and child development books. DOZENS! But none with the perspective of Dr. Beth Halbert. She helps you identify what you child is thinking/feeling and most importantly, NEEDING right at that moment, allowing you to dance with their concerns, gracefully disarm them, and speak to them in a language that is authentic to you, and understandable to them. Even better, training your child to express themselves in a manner that gets them heard and respected, giving them confidence and certainty.

If you hear the word No more often than "thank you", you will want to pick up this book!
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More About the Author

Beth Halbert, Psy.D., a.k.a. Dr. Beth, is a licensed clinical Psychologist specializing in "teenage" behavior in children, teens and yes, even adults. The Tennessee native has a naturally calm energy and smooth conversational style that makes even the toughest teen take notice and effortlessly disarms defiance in demanding CEOs as well as tantrum prone kids. Called "America's Teenologist©" by Moms The Word Radio Show™, Dr. Beth has worked with hundreds of families to create stronger parent‐teen bonds while simultaneously expanding her reach as a facilitator, keynote presenter and consultant to the Corporate world, offering compelling ideas, as well as tangible techniques, on how to improve communication between leadership and employees to end repetitive, dysfunctional workplace patterns. As a psychologist, coach, educator, songwriter and speaker, Dr. Beth brings warmth, passion and playfulness to every aspect of her work.

Dr. Beth Halbert is the author of Embracing Defiance, Helping Your Child Express Their Unique Voice While Keeping Your Sanity. She is available for interviews, workshops, counseling, and speaking engagements.

Visit her website at www.DrBeth.com.