Item description for Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles: Winning for a Lifetime by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka...
Overview Offering advice to beleagured parents, the author of Raising Your Spirited Child explains the complex emotional forces governing a child's behavior, whether they be toddlers or teenagers, and reveals how to remain cool under the most trying circumstances. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
End Those Power Struggles and Begin Connecting with Your Child
Noted family educator Mary Sheedy Kurcinka struck a national chord with her bestselling Raising Your Spirited Child. Now she hits upon another crucial parenting topic: coping with the everyday challenges of disciplining your child, while understanding the issues behind his or her behavior. In Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles, she offers unique approaches to solving the daily, and often draining, power struggles between you and your child. Kurcinka views these conflicts as rich opportunities to teach your child essential life skills, like how to deal with strong emotions and problem solve. With her successful strategies, you'll be able to identify the trigger situations that set off these struggles and get to the root of the emotions and needs of you and your child.
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Studio: Harper Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Feb 20, 2001
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
ISBN 0060930438 ISBN13 9780060930431 UPC 099455013000
Availability 118 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 21, 2016 05:16.
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More About Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, M.A., is an award-winning educator in Minnesota's Early Childhood Family Education Program, and founder of the Spirited Child and Power Struggles workshops. She is the bestselling author of Sleepless in America and Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles, and she lives with her family in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka currently resides in Eagan, in the state of Minnesota. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka was born in 1953.
Reviews - What do customers think about Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles: Winning for a Lifetime?
Excellent, approachable book on working with your child's temperament Apr 18, 2008
I bought three books at the same time from this site: Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles; How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk; and Kids Are Worth It! and read them in that order. Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles was my favorite because it really explained some key things for me. For example, I have a much better understanding of introverts and extroverts, which actually benefits my marriage most of all. I'm an extrovert who thinks while I talk, but my husband is an introvert who wants to be alone in a corner pondering how he feels. Because of this book, I'm able to give my husband the time he needs to figure out his emotions and I don't go crazy trying to get him to talk. Our daughter is an extrovert like me, so I know Daddy will need quiet time away from us noisy extroverts.
Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles covers so many things, including anger and how it affects us physiologically, understanding that there's a reason behind your child's tantrum or tears, determining your child's temperament, and teaching life skills in a constructive way. But most of all, this book does it in a way that doesn't make feel like I'm not a good enough parent or that this book's philosophy is the only way to view things. I will probably use most of the things this book teaches in my parenting, and I can't say that about the other two books I purchased at the same time.
To sum up this book, I would say that it's very approachable, the recommendations are helpful and doable immediately, and there are some very good examples to illustrate what the author is trying to teach us. If you're interested in learning about a parenting method that incorporates little or no spanking, includes quality time understanding your child's temperament and then teaching your child words to go with his/her feelings, and offers opportunities to problem-solve and negotiate *with* your child, this is an excellent book.
Great book Aug 13, 2007
What I liked most about this book is that I felt like you could read one chapter, work on some things then read the next. I don't have time to sit down & read a whole book but a chapter or 2 per week works for me.
It really makes a lot of sense that your children have so many different emotions but don't know how to express them. I read this at the same time as siblings without rivalry and they really complemented each other.
great advice for parents Nov 10, 2006
This is a very helpful, practical, easy to use and understand guide for how to see things from a different perspective when it comes to dealing with your children. Eminently and infinitely helpful...highly recommended!
Great book for parents who want some guidance Aug 22, 2006
I haven't completely finished this book, but love it. It offers wonderful advice on how to work with and connect with your child vs. fighting with them. The chapter on temperment has been an eye-opener for me. I better understand why my daughter and I often have struggles and now have the ability to create strategies to avoid those struggles. I highly recommend this book. It's hard to find the time to read when you're a busy parent, but make time for this one.
A constant companion Jun 30, 2006
This book stays in my backpack -- like diapers and wipes, I never know when I might need it.