10 Days to a Less Defiant Child

The Breakthrough Program for Overcoming Your Child's Difficult Behavior
by Jeffrey Bernstein (Author)
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The bestselling, powerful guide to help parents regain control over a defiant child or teenager, now revised and updated.

Occasional clashes between parents and kids are not uncommon, but when behavior like tantrums, resistance to requests, and negativity becomes chronic, it can cause big problems. In 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein shares his groundbreaking program to help parents reduce conflict and end upsetting behaviors.
Updated to address challenges that today's parents face, this go-to guide includes new information on the rise of defiant behavior due to negative Internet influences and social media pressures, and the effects of stress on family life. Dr. Bernstein explains what causes defiance in kids, teens, and even adult children, why it's so destructive to the family, and shows parents step-by-step how they can end the behavior--at home, at school, and everywhere in between. His proven ten-day strategies include:
  • Leading with empathy to manage your own reactivity as well as your child's, and becoming your child's emotion coach to reduce feeling disrespected as a parent.
  • Dealing with defiant behavior in an era loaded with increased day-to-day anxieties due to climate change, societal and school violence.
  • Managing children's behavioral struggles within increasingly complex family structures and changing societal values.
  • Seventeen Cooperative Connection-Building Games for families to foster openness, trust, communication, and collaborative problem-solving.

Publication date
January 17, 2023
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