Sunday, January 12, 2020

Raising the Challenging Child: How to Minimize Meltdowns, Reduce Conflict, and Increase Cooperation

46161119Raising the Challenging Child: How to Minimize Meltdowns, Reduce Conflict, and Increase Cooperation

What's the worst you've ever faced as a parent? An all-out tantrum at the mall? A son who won't take out his earbuds to listen to you? A daughter who's failing at school and won't do her homework? A teen who constantly breaks curfew? A call from the police? Whatever you're dealing with, Raising the Challenging Child will help.

Building on their work at Chaddock, a nonprofit organization that has worked with some of the most challenging kids in the nation for more than 150 years, the authors empower frustrated parents with practical tips and real-life examples on how to

- minimize behavioral meltdowns
- reduce conflict
- increase cooperation
- promote healthy attachment
- improve family relationships

The strategies they share work both for the child who is going through a difficult phase brought on by life disruption or trauma, and for the child who faces chronic struggles. Parents, teachers, and those who work with children and youth will find positive, practical steps they can start taking today in order to understand and address the baffling behavior of the child under their care.

My Thoughts:
Raising the Challenging Child is perfect for anyone who has children. This book isn't just for someone who has a child who is challenging, but let's face it.. Everyone has children who can be challenging at different ages, phases and stages of life. This book is for YOU! This book is a huge resource for every SINGLE parent! 
This book is filled with practical advice to apply to all types of challenging behavior and is awesome to have these tools in your tool box. I love how straight forward this book is with examples, and details on how to help work with your children to manage behavior. This book doesn't require indepth reading or for you to be an expert on children management, but instead requires you to have an open mind and heart. I love how this book encourages the emotional connection between the child and the parent. It is just a great book! 
Overall, I can't say enough good things about this book. If you are struggling with your child, make sure to pick up a copy today.

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