You Can't Make Me (but I Can Be Persuaded)

You Can't Make Me (but I Can Be Persuaded)

Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in your Strong-willed Child

Paperback - 2012
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"I love the practical strategies and valuable insights from the hearts and lives of strong-willed kids.... You'll defi nitely want to make this book part of your parenting library."
--Dr. Kevin Leman, New York Times best-selling author of Have a New Kid by Friday

Turn Conflict into Cooperation
Many parents suspect their strong-willed child is deliberately trying to drive them crazy. Difficult to discipline and seemingly impossible to motivate, these children present unique, exhausting, and often-frustrating challenges to the those who love them.
But strong will is not a negative trait. These same children have firm convictions, high spirits, a sense of adventure--all the makings of a great adult. In this book you'll discover how to channel that passion and determination in positive ways as you build a healthy relationship. Through insights gained from strong-willed people of all ages, you'll...
·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; better understand how their minds really work.
·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; discover positive ways to motivate your strong-willed child.
·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; learn how to share control without compromising parental authority.
·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; apply key tactics to survive a meltdown.
·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; get practical tips for parents who disagree, blended families, and single parents.
Packed with nbsp;immediately useful strategies to drastically reduce the level of tension in the home (or in the classroom), You Can't Make Me shows how you can start today to build a stronger, more positive relationship with your strong-willed child.
·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Top Ten Tips for Bringing Out the Best in a Strong-Willed Child of Any Age
·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; A Strong-Willed Child Emergency Kit
Publisher: Colorado Springs, Colo. : WaterBrook Press, 2012.
Edition: Revised and updated edition
ISBN: 9781578565658
Characteristics: xi, 179 pages ;,21 cm.


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Jan 31, 2017

Very helpful book. Highly recommend it.

Neither Me nor my husband are strong willed (we think). So before this book, we really don't know and don't understand why our son is like this, his sister isn't like him either. This book said it best: sometimes he would rather die, than do what we say.

So after the book, we some what understand how he operates. He still get stuck some time, but at least we understand where he is coming from, and where he is going. we did the self evaluation and was relieved to know that he is in the middle of his strong willedness.

People are not machines with buttons. The book has some good suggestions. I now know not to press too hard, but give him options, space and time to come around.

Mar 03, 2013

This book has some good ideas but in th end she says that nothing will work without the help of God. For me this pretty much made the book useless.

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