Tricky Kids : Transforming Conflict and Freeing Their Potential
What makes some kids 'tricky'? They've found one particular way to get what they want in the world, and they've kept using that approach over and over again. They are not 'bad' kids, but they can make their parents and teachers feel like doing some very bad things. Why? Because they are used to getting their own way, and they are not the type of people to give up an advantage easily. Is there one in your life? They come in a variety of flavours: the Negotiator (think Bart Simpson), the Competitor (shades of Lance Armstrong), the Dare Devil (inspired by the late Steve Irwin), the hard-to-beat Debater (echoes of Margaret Thatcher) - and more. They also come in a variety of sizes, from littlies up to towering teens - and they're a handful! Andrew Fuller, once a very tricky kid, brings 25 years of expertise with these kids to this humorous and insightful book. He shows parents and teachers how to understand these sweet little darlings, manage their moods and help them develop positive life habits. If you dream of occasionally winning at home - or in the classroom - this is the book for you!
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 134.62 x 210.82 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
- 21 Jul 2011
- Finch Publishing
- Lane Cove, Australia
'Tricky Kids provides insights into the behaviours of these young people and practical strategies to support them in developing new behaviours while retaining their individual identity. These insights can be used to better support and educate these young people at such a pivotal point in their lives.' Trevor Fletcher, Deputy Director General, Schools, NSW. 'Andrew's Teacher's Supplement reinforces the importance of the partnership between home and school that is imperative if we are to make a difference when dealing with tricky kids.' Lorraine Day, Principal, Carmel School, Perth. 'Tricky Kids is an amazing insight into the minds of young adolescents, and it is a good read. But, more importantly, it is a true reflection of the challenges which face many parents and teachers today. ' Virginia Elliott, Principal, Sylvania High School, Sydney.
About Andrew Fuller
Andrew Fuller is a Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist Fellow, Departments of Psychiatry and Learning and Educational Development University of Melbourne, Ambassador for Mind Matters Member, National Coalition Against Bullying and a principal consultant to the national drug prevention strategy REDI, the ABE on children's television shows. Andrew has recently been described as an "interesting mixture of Billy Connolly, Tim Winton and Frasier Crane" and as someone who "puts the heart back into psychology".