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Help--My Kid Is Driving Me Crazy: The 17 Ways Kids Manipulate Their Parents, and What You Cando about It

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A family psychologist offers parents clear and simple techniques for disarming the strategies kids use to manipulate them.

Every parent knows that children quickly learn how to push their buttons. Now, this invaluable and insightful book, written by a prominent clinical psychologist, identifies the specific ways kids manipulate their parents-and how to stop each tactic. The...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Perigee Books (first published July 23rd 2009)
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Amy Gebhardt
At the young age of 4, my daughter is a master of negotiation (Let me do this just once and I will do _____ for you), and Steamrolling (Can I? Can I? Please? Please? How about now?). She is also working on adding Emotional Blackmail (I'll stay sad until you give me what I want) and Divide and Conquer (But Dad said... But Mom said...) into her repertoire. I thought this book was right on the money- I've definitely had a few of Dr. Swanson's example conversations before. I also really loved his co...more
Karla Owen foisy
Not much new on the parenting arena....basic principles, while using alt of words, were keep calm while disciplining, don't feel the need to continue explaining yourself, and don't back down from original consequence. All great reminders, but not much in the book that hasn't been said before.

Sarah
Helpful. I discovered I have a master 'Negotiator' w/ a minor in 'Steamrolling'. I was able to pick up some effective deflective techniques.
Angela Hanson
I thought this book was scarily accurate, but better yet, it was incredibly efficient. All the other parenting books I've read concentrated on pointing out what the parents are doing and how to fix it and, while it made sense, it also made the solution feel really difficult. This one approached the problem from a different perspective and gives you real easy ideas for going about solving everyday frustrations. I would definitely recommend this to any parent, not just one like me who has a stong-...more
Gwen
Although i am not a parent but the book certainly helps me to deal with some of the children who behave exactly as the book has described!
Kenneth Wright
Very good book on why your kids make you want to kill them. LOL
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