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 fightFollow thoroughBe consistentCommunicate clear expectations and consequences (without yelling)Give your child some power over his lifeReinforce positive changesMost 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 Rutherford is a freelance writer who has written several parenting books including her most recent with was awarded the 2008 National Parenting Publication Gold Award. Kathleen Nickerson, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual and family therapy for teens. Her private practice provides therapy to teens and children with mood disorders, conflict management issues, and relationship issues.