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Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child: Eliminating Conflict by Establishing CLEAR, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries [Paperback]

By Robert J. MacKenzie (Author)
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In "Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child", the author shows frustrated parents that they can learn to cope with and correct the child's misbehavior. This book guides parents through the process of instigating positive discipline and teaching a child to truly understand the consequences of unacceptable behavior.

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In this fully revised and expanded second edition, "Setting Limits" author Robert MacKenzie is back with even more time-proven methods for dealing with misbehavior and creating positive, respectful, and rewarding relationships with children prone to acting out and disobedience.
Disruptive misbehavior, constant power struggles, manipulative or aggressive behavior--the challenges facing parents and teachers of strong-willed children can seem overwhelming at times. That's why thousands of parents and educators have turned to the solutions in "Setting Limits With Your Strong-Willed Child." This revised and expanded second edition offers the most up-to-date alternatives to punishment and permissiveness--moving beyond traditional methods that wear you down and get you nowhere, and zeroing in on what really works so parents can use their energy in more efficient and productive ways. With fully updated guidelines on parenting tools like "logical consequences," and examples drawn directly from the modern world that children deal with each day, this is an invaluable resource for anyone wondering how to effectively motivate strong-willed children and instill proper conduct.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Three Rivers Press
Pages   273
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.53" Width: 5.57" Height: 0.63"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 25, 2001
Publisher   Three Rivers Press
ISBN  0761521364  
ISBN13  9780761521365  
UPC  086874521360  

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More About Robert J. MacKenzie

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Robert J. MacKenzie, Ed.D., an educational psychologist and family therapist, provides family counseling and parent/teacher workshops for the Elk Grove School District in California. He also leads workshops nationwide on his Setting Limits program.

Robert J. MacKenzie currently resides in Davis, in the state of California.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child: Eliminating Conflict by Establishing CLEAR, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries?

Great practical advice!  May 24, 2008
This book seemed like it was written about my 4 year old. I was so thankful to have this as a tool to help me be a better parent. You will learn something about yourself as well like what your parenting style is and why it doesn't "work " with your childs personality.Parenting is a wonderful job but it's hard so anything to make it easier is great.

Just tried the setting a timer trick to give him a limited time to get dressed, brush teeth etc.. worked great.
I'm not even 1/2 way through and can't wait to read more!
Great book  May 22, 2008
I just think this is a great book. It really gives you a understanding of the "dances" your family goes through. I found myself saying.."wow, that is soooo us"...or "that is defiantly my daughter."

I have 3 children and my youngest is the most difficult..i had a hard time understanding what the the world i was doing wrong with this one, total frustration.

I read this book from cover to cover in about 1-2 days and followed what it suggested for certain situations (it does give scenarios and things to do about it). I saw improvement as I followed it's advice. Do I have a perfect child now? NOOOOOO! Is she better behaved? You bet! We still have our battles but the temper tantrums she threw (like tearing her room up when she was sent there for misbehaving or not listening) has stopped cause she knows it gets her nowhere. She does still try to battle me on numerous things, but knows deep down her chances of winning are slim. HAHA, I WIN! but really......

I recommend this book 100%. And it can work if you take the time to read it and FOLLOW through all the time!
Indispensable  May 21, 2008
It's as if this book was written specifically about my son! The tips are wonderful - it helps you look at discipline in a whole new way and concentrate on things you never even would have thought of. This book will make a big difference in my relationship with my son.
MUST READ!  Apr 28, 2008
Every parent of a strong willed child should read this book! It was so helpful! Gave me some great tools to work with - my daughter and I are having a much better relationship because of this book.
What a Relief!  Mar 31, 2008
This book was such a help. As a compliant parent of a very strong willed, hot headed 4 year old I was wearing myself out with all the work it was. I was even a director of a shelter that taught kids and parents behavioral modification and I felt I was really failing. The book normalized my sons' limit testing, showed me how to change my techniques in dealing with him and we have begun to see some turn around in behavior. It is definitely a slow process but I felt better almost instantly as I began to understand my son's temperment and learning style. Excellent book for struggling parents with strong willed kids!

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