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-- Stella Chess, M.D., professor of child psychiatry, New York University Medical School, author of Goodness of Fit
"Mary Sheedy Kurcinka has written another excellent book for parents, this one about the seemingly inevitable power struggles between parents and their children. She provides wise, practical, and clear suggestions on how to avoid these conflicts and manage them better, chiefly by understanding the emotions that are fueling them. If only we all had this book a generation ago!" -- William B. Carey, M.D., director of behavioral pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, author of Understandng Your Child's Temperament --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
An excellent resource for any family. The tips are clear and adaptable to any situation. Using the ideas in this book has certainly helped our family connect and has helped our kid... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jennifer Cornish
The low star rating is not because of content. It is because of format. When it said audio I assumed it would be CDs, but they were audio cassette tapes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sugar & Salt
This is the first real parenting book I've ever had the patience to read in its entirety. While I am still processing a lot of what I have read, there was a lot of excellent... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ryan Smith
This book is a life-saver. I have been struggling with my feelings of strong anger at my two-year old and how to deal with them. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Senora Fortuna
It is a really good book, I loved it because gives you advice on what to do to avoid getting into power struggles, It has helped me very much to have a better relation with my son.Published 11 months ago by ANA
Some good points on communication but weak on consequences for when communication fails. I still recommend it for the good communication tips.Published 13 months ago by Anne Nonymous
Given to a young couple with a son. They have studied and used many of the techniques within. Thank you for a good reference book.Published 14 months ago by Ruth Beck
This is really a book all about the skill of "emotional coaching" and how to use it with your children, beginning in toddlerhood, to help end tantrums and create connections with a... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sarah L.