When Kids Call The Shots

When Kids Call The Shots

How To Seize Control From Your Darling Bully--and Enjoy Being A Parent Again

Book - 2015
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Rebellious, entitled, disrespectful, many kids pummel their parents with demands, and boss them around with impunity. Experts might label them "difficult" and advise how to "fix" them. But parenting struggles rarely originate from just one side. Instead, they erupt at the volatile intersection of a child's personality with a parent's own insecurities and behaviors. Fixing the child requires fixing yourself.

In When Kids Call the Shots , therapist and parenting expert Sean Grover untangles the forces driving family dysfunction, and helps parents assume leadership roles. With a liberating message and perceptive advice, the book explores:

Three common bullying styles (defiant, manipulative, anxious) used by kids * Parenting styles (guilt-prone, anxiety-fueled, fix-everything) that contribute to power imbalances * Critical testing periods in a child's development * Coping mechanisms that backfire * Personalized plans for calmly exerting authority in any scenario * And more

Caving in to tantrums and threats breeds more of the same. Learn to stop the cycle of abusive behavior and make parenting a pleasure again.

Publisher: New York :, American Management Association,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780814436004
Characteristics: viii, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: American Management Association

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Oct 01, 2015

This book deals with help for parents who have gone from adoring their children to fearing them. Anti-bullying is big now and there is even a Pinkshirt day to show support for people who need the courage to stand up to bullies. But, what if it is your child who is bullying you? This is where Sean Gover comes in with this book. It is a comprehensive "How-to" guide for such parents. If you see yourself in this situation the book is ideal for you. Try it before you invest lots of money on other solutions such as counseling.

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