Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain't Misbehavin'

Tactics for Tantrums, Meltdowns, Bedtime Blues and Other Perfectly Normal Kid Behaviors

Book - 2011
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Bestselling author, psychotherapist, and leading parenting expert on tackling any child's worst behavior

Following her phenomenally successful, Honey, I Wrecked the Kids, parenting guru Alyson Schaefer addresses every parent's secret fear: their child is the one no parenting book can possibly help. In her newest book, she conquers, one by one, all those behavioral bugaboos that can make a child seem, at times, impossible-and a parent's life hell. With explicit, life-saving tips on the perfect thing to say or do when things get out of control, Ain't Misbehavin' offers parents a sensible, democratic solution to meeting even the toughest discipline challenges.

  • Includes first-person accounts of literally hundreds of parenting conundrums-with practical insights on what exactly to do
  • Full of detailed "how to do it" advice for a multitude of situations parents inevitably face

While acknowledging the daily reality that parents face, Schaefer's humor and experience make this book a must for parents who want to preserve the peace and also the joy of raising a child.

Baker & Taylor
A best-selling author, psychotherapist and parenting expert provides practical solutions for parenting conundrums including bedtime blues, eating or not eating, potty training, hygiene, getting dressed and the fear of going to school. Original.

Blackwell Publishing
Are you out of ideas for dealing with tantrums, whining, potty-mouth, poor manners, bedtime disruptions and other attention-seeking manoeuvres and power-plays?

We've all been there. Those moments when our children behave in ways that seem calculated to drive us crazy. But threats, punishments and other angry responses will only make the behavior persist or worsen. Before you reach your wits' end, you need a playbook, a tactical blueprint for swift and satisfying results. Here it is: Ain't Misbehavin' provides practical advice from an expert ù Alyson Schafer, a bestselling author, psychotherapist and (mostly) delighted parent of teenagers.

Alyson's democratic parenting approach is based on psychotherapeutic principles, but Ain't Misbehavin' isn't parenting theory, it's parenting action. Need ideas to help you manage everyday, real-life misbehaviors? Here are the quick-and-dirty solutions: scripts, tactics and defusing one-liners, available now, when you need them.

& Taylor

Love your kids but not always their behavior? Alyson's democratic parenting approach is based on psychotherapeutic principles, but it isn't parenting theory-- it's parenting action. Here are quick-and-dirty solutions when you need them.
Provides practical solutions to parenting conundrums, including bedtime blues, eating, potty training, hygiene, getting dressed, and the fear of going to school.

Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : Wiley, c2011
ISBN: 9780470679098
Branch Call Number: 649.1 SCH
Characteristics: xi, 276 p. ;,22 cm.


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Dec 03, 2013

What's good about this book is that it gives advice about specific issues — so if you are having issues with your kid's table manners, refusing potty, picking his/her nose... you can look these particular issues up and see what the author suggests to do. Because the topics are so specific though, I found myself wondering "But what if...?" because it only addressed pinpointed situations.
Also, I personally am not a proponent of "democratic parenting" — I agree with parts but not all of it. This would be a terrific resource for anyone who is on board with the theories though. Also, my kid is 2.5-yr-old, and most of the issues covered seem to be geared towards older (more verbal) children.

Oct 21, 2012

this had most of the same info from "honey i wrecked the kids" but it was in a summary form... more examples and mostly to be a quick reference for handling a specific issue without the comprehensive info from "honey..."

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