Parenting Without Power Struggles Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2012-03-13
  • Publisher: Atria Books
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From a family therapist, parenting expert and respected advice columnist for AOL’s HuffPost Parents comes a unique approach to parenting that can help eliminate drama, meltdowns, and power struggles.Every parent knows the unrelenting fervor of a four-year-old’s tantrum, an eight-year-old’s refusal to do his homework, or a moody preteen’s insistence on talking back&and every parent has asked the simple question: how can I create more peace at home? While most parenting strategies are designed to coerce your kids to change, Parenting Without Power Struggles does something innovative, focusing on teaching parents how to come alongside their children to awaken their natural instincts to cooperate, rather than at them with threats or bribes which inevitably fuels their resistance. Family therapist Susan Stiffelman has shown thousands of parents how to be the cool, confident “Captain of the Ship” in their children’s lives. Drawing upon her successful practice and real-life stories, Susan shares proven strategies and crystal clear insights to motivate kids to cooperate and connect, making Parenting Without Power Struggles an extraordinary guidebook for transforming the day-to-day lives of busy parentsand the children they love.

Author Biography

Susan Stiffelman, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and marriage/family therapist in Malibu, California. A source of advice and support for families around the world, she is the Huffington Post's esteemed Parent Coach. Visit ParentingWithoutPowerStruggles.com to learn more.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
How to Be the Captain of the Ship Through Calm and Stormy Seasp. 7
Attachment and Connectionp. 35
How to Help Your Kids Have Healthy Relationships with the Members of Their Villagep. 55
Creating an Unshakable Connection with Your Kidsp. 69
Helping Kids Deal with Frustrationp. 85
Handling Resistance, Anger, Winning, Meltdowns, and Aggressionp. 105
How to Get Kids to Cooperatep. 137
Celebrate the Child You've Gotp. 159
Every Child's a Geniusp. 177
How to Help Kids Avoid Depression and Anxiety-and Be Genuinely Happyp. 199
Being Present and Mmdful, and Unwmding Without Electricityp. 223
Empowering Kids to Create Their Very Best Livesp. 241
Live Like Your Kids Are Watching-Because They Arep. 257
Acknowledgmentsp. 265
Appendix: Where Do I Go From Here?"p. 269
Notesp. 281
Indexp. 285
About the Authorp. 303
Questions and Topics for Discussionp. 305
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