Is a willful little darling driving you to distraction? The New Strong-Willed Child is the resource you need—a classic bestseller completely rewritten, updated, and expanded for a new generation of parents and teachers. Challenging as they are to raise, strong-willed children can grow up to be men and women of strong character—if lovingly guided with understanding and the right kind of discipline. Find out what Dr. James Dobson, today’s most trusted authority on parenting, has to say about what makes strong-willed children the way they are; shaping the will while protecting the spirit; avoiding the most common parenting mistake; and much more. If you are struggling to raise and teach children who are convinced they should be able to live by their own rules, The New Strong-Willed Child is a must-read! (This new edition is part of Dr. James Dobson’s Building A Family Legacy initiative.)
In 1978, Dr. James Dobson penned the surprise bestseller The Strong-Willed Child, which has spawned a veritable cottage industry of books on how to parent those children who are more, shall we say, tenacious than other kids. Now, Dobson updates his classic with The New Strong-Willed Child: Birth Through Adolescence. The book has been completely revised, one of its most cheering features being the stories of the hindsight that comes when strong-willed children grow to be confident and mature adults. (One young man handed Dobson a personalized poem that read, "Roses are red, violets are blue. When I was a kid, I got spanked 'cause of you.") Several families are profiled in the book, and Dobson elucidates which strategies seem to work best and which do not. He also draws on new research about "inborn temperaments" and ADHD, discussing this in the context of what the Bible says about the formation of personality. Tyndale plans a 200,000-copy first print run. .
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I have a strong willed child, and this book comes with great wisdom and advice. Recommend for any parent dealing with a strong will child.
Wow, not looking for tips on abusing my child. :-/ Was looking for peaceful tips.
I guess I’ll look else where and am out $10.
I highly recommend this book. It's changed the way we run our household and also the life of my youngest. This book isn't just for parents of strong willed children but for all parents. Not religious? There isn't an over powering amount of God-speak.... The messages and lessons in this book are priceless. This book has given me a hope in raising my little ones that I had thought died out. The techniques or tools provided actually work!! They work immediately!! I noticed changes in my children-all of them-from the moment I started reading this book (though I have to admit that I didn't set it down until chapter 4 or 5). I look forward to reading Dare to Discipline and Raising Boys.