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The Everything Parent's Guide to the Defiant Child

Reassuring advice to help your child manage explosive emotions and gain self-control

By Jesse Jayne Rutherford and Kathleen Nickerson, PhD

Format: Paperback

Dealing with defiant children can be frustrating, time-consuming, and emotionally exhausting for parents and kids alike. But with this practical, reassuring handbook, you no longer have to feel helpless. You'll learn how to defuse the negativity, hostility, antagonism, and explosive anger that can ruin your child's relationships with family, friends, teachers, and other authority figures.

This book helps you to:

  • Choose which battles to fight
  • Follow thorough
  • Be consistent
  • Communicate clear expectations and consequences (without yelling)
  • Give your child some power over his life
  • Reinforce positive changes
Most important, you'll learn why defiance happens and how to react when it does. You will adopt the parenting and anger-management skills you need to make a real difference in your child's life. You'll help your child control his emotions--and grow up to be healthy, well-rounded adult.

Jesse Jayne Rutherford is a freelance writer who has written several parenting books, including her most recent, which was awarded the 2008 National Parenting Publication Gold Award. Ms. Rutherford has extensive experience working with mental health professionals to research and write their books. She is also the primary author of several books on childhood development, including Speaking Up: How to Help the Children You Work with Who Live in Abusive Homes; and Save the Date: A Curriculum for Teens on Developing Healthy Dating Relationships.

Kathleen Nickerson, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual and family therapy. Her private practice provides therapy to teens and children with mood disorders, conflict management issues, and relationship issues. Dr. Nickerson has worked with the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime, developing innovative curricula, classes, newsletters, and training seminars for the Family Violence Project. Dr. Nickerson has also created training materials for violence reduction programs and taught courses on anger management in high schools.

SKU Z3799
Author/Speaker/Editor Jesse Jayne Rutherford and Kathleen Nickerson, PhD
File/Trim Size 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781605503691
Number Of Pages 304

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