When Your Kids Push Your Buttons : And what you can do about it
As a parent, there are certain things that are guaranteed to push your buttons. You behave in ways you later regret and your child learns to manipulate you. Rather than focusing on how you can change your child's behaviour, this deeply insightful and wonderfully wise book focuses on you, the parent. When Your Kids Push Your Buttons shows that it is your own attitudes and perceptions rather than your child's behaviour that spark your anger - and these are often based on your own relationship with your parents. Discover how to: End the cycle of action and reaction between you and your child; See the hidden messages of both children and parents' anger; Understand why your own hidden agendas and standards as parents might push your child to act out; Address behaviour problems, not with anger, but with new solutions; Break free of the past and connect with your children; Filled with anecdotes from real parents and based on hundreds of real-life situations, this is destined to become a parenting classic.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 167 x 236 x 23mm | 420g
- 28 Aug 2003
- Little, Brown Book Group
- PIATKUS BOOKS
- London, United Kingdom
'A wise and practical guide to more mindful and open-hearted parenting' Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn, co-authors of Everyday Blessings
About Bonnie Harris
Bonnie Harris is a parent educator, counsellor and coach who received her master's degree from Bank Street College in New York City. She is the founding director of the Parent Guidance Center and the director of ParentWise, a private counselling, consulting, and educational service for parents and teachers. For the past 15 years she has been designing, writing and teaching parent education courses, and training parent educators. She is married and has two children. She lives in New Hampshire.