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How to Unspoil Your Child Fast: A Speedy, Complete Guide to Contented Children and Happy Parents Paperback – September 1, 2010
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""It's a lively, engaging, helpful book that offers a look at our generation of parents and why we're tempted to indulge our children."" - Cookie Magazine
""Offers practical advice with great empathy and wit, and shows parents how they can drastically improve their family life."" -
""This concise read offers quick and easy info for parents struggling with their self-focused (aka spoiled) child, and describes helpful, pertinent and loving ways to correct spoiled behavior before it becomes a serious problem. A must-read for today's overindulgent p" - ParentWorld.com
""The book is terrific: logical, concrete, and easy to read."" - Boston Globe
""Promises to get you on your way if you follow the book's guidelines for seven consecutive days."
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Reading it aloud to and with my wife was a tremendous advantage for me and, I'd like to think, for her, in that she was able to see some of the stricter side of my interactions with our son as basically other than cruel or conflictive and some of her own eagerness to make/keep him happy as not doing him any favors in the long run. I've been reminded that getting frustrated and angry does nobody any good at all. As a result, we're much happier in our relations with each other. It's wonderful to feel better able to talk with each other about something (and someone) we care so much about and not to feel undermined by the other's behavior.
Our son himself surprised both of us the other night. After surreptitiously listening outside the kitchen while we read, he came in and sat with us, sharing the reading while talking about how much he could relate. He was particularly impressed by the description of various tricks spoiled kids use to get what they want from their parents, even confessing to some devious wrinkles the author hadn't pointed out. As a result of his exposure, he now understands us better: where we're coming from, what we're trying to do and why. Which is not to say that he no longer tries to get stuff, but still... he's happier with us as parents.
I think this book would make fascinating, inspiring reading for any parent, prospective parent, teacher, or reasonably smart kid. (I can imagine teachers not only improving their own techniques at school but, diplomatically and selectively, recommending the book or handing out copies of it to parents of difficult kids.) It's a quick, often funny, read, and the author, a psychologist at Harvard Medical School has spent much of his career counseling families, as well as raising kids of his own.
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This book is so great and I think even if you don't think your child is spoiled.Read more
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