Rebellious, entitled, disrespectful, many kids pummel their parents with demands, and boss them around with impunity. Experts might label them "e;difficult"e; and advise how to "e;fix"e; them. But parenting struggles rarely originate from just one side. Instead, they erupt at the volatile intersection of a child's personality with a parent's own insecurities and behaviors. Fixing the child requires fixing yourself. In "e;When Kids Call the Shots,"e; therapist and parenting expert Sean Grover untangles the forces driving family dysfunction, and helps parents assume leadership roles. With a liberating message and perceptive advice, the book explores: Three common bullying styles (defiant, manipulative, anxious) used by kids - Parenting styles (guilt-prone, anxiety-fueled, fix-everything) that contribute to power imbalances - Critical testing periods in a child's development - Coping mechanisms that backfire - Personalized plans for calmly exerting authority in any scenario - And more Caving in to tantrums and threats breeds more of the same. Learn to stop the cycle of abusive behavior and make parenting a pleasure again.
When Kids Call the Shots
How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully -- and Enjoy Being a Parent Again
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