Imagine life without drama, meltdowns, and power struggles
From celebrity parents to everyday moms and pops, single parents to grandparents, most of us know what to do when our kids behave. But let's face it: family life can get downright crazy, and it's at those moments that we most need to keep our cool.
Family therapist Susan Stiffelman has shown thousands of parents how to be the cool, confident "Captain of the ship" in their children's lives. Based on her successful practice and packed with real-life stories, Susan shares proven strategies and crystal clear insights to motivate kids to cooperate and connect. Parenting without Power Struggles is an extraordinary guidebook for transforming your day-to-day parenting life.
You'll discover how to:
• Transform frustration and aggression into adaptation and cooperation
• Keep your cool when your kids push your buttons, talk back or refuse to "play nice"
• Nourish deep attachment with young and older kids
• Help your ADD'ish child survive and thrive, even if you’re ADD'ish yourself
• Inoculate your kids from negative thinking and peer pressure that lead to anger, anxiety, depression, or behavior issues
• Help children manage the emotional challenges of divorce
I really liked this book and found it very helpful.
In some chapters she affirmed some things we were already doing and in others she gave us new perspective into what was really going on between us and the kids.
Susan Stiffelman offers up a most practical parenting guide, with real-life examples that connect the dots of communication and harmonious family life.
This book is my parenting Bible and I wish I'd discovered it sooner!Published 18 days ago by Jennifer Valentine
I heard Ms Stiffelman speak and was so engaged by her message that I bought her book. Well written, easy to read, good examples, and helpful diagrams. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anonymous
A most helpful and insightful book with common sense wisdom and practical advice for parents with questions. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris Corbett
Maybe I'll be able to apply these techniques when my kids are older, but for now this book is best for beating my kids with (kidding of course).Published 3 months ago by Kyle May
Parenting to me does not come naturally and I have searched years for answers about how to raise my kids to be strong, confident adults. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ary Selener
very interesting approach with lots of examples....love the "Captain of the Ship" theory! as a new grandparent, I am very interested in adding some updated tools to my tool... Read morePublished 4 months ago by DMyers
I believe this book saved the relationship between my son and I. I keep an extra copy just so I can lend it to other parents.Published 5 months ago by lw
I bought this book after Glennon from Momastery.com recommended it as the ONLY parenting book she has read from cover to cover. :)
I loved this book! Read more
I love how Susan balances practical tips and the value of parenting as a lifelong journey for parent and child. I use the method of the 3 yes's with my 3 yr. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Christine