Taming the Spirited Child: Strategies for Parenting Challenging Children Without Breaking Their Spirits

Taming the Spirited Child: Strategies for Parenting Challenging Children Without Breaking Their Spirits

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By (author) Michael Popkin

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 18mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 6 March 2007
  • ISBN 10: 0743286898
  • ISBN 13: 9780743286893
  • Sales rank: 79,590

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Do you dread parent-teacher conferences? Does your child really know how to push your hot button? Has your child been labeled "defiant" or "rebellious"? Here are proven strategies that have helped millions to tame -- not break -- a spirited child. Parents are often faced with scary labels for their children, such as attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, or hyperactivity. In this uniquely prescriptive guide, leading parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin shows parents how to think differently about so-called problem children. The effective strategies within this guide will quiet the difficulties spirited children have at home and school while exposing the unique, special gifts they possess. Develop a relationship with your spirited child by: -- Building relationship skills -- Disciplining with encouragement -- Balancing the power dynamic -- Curbing tantrums effectively With step-by-step methods for every type of misbehavior and every child's unique personality, this comprehensive guide will help parents cultivate their child's spark, not extinguish it -- and reach beyond depressing labels for their beloved children.

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"Finally, a fresh approach to the whole 'difficult child' category. In this insightful and moving work, Michael Popkin shows parents the positive potential of these spirited children without making excuses for their behavior. His 'taming' methods are as humane as they are effective." -- Thom Hartmann, author of "Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception"