Yet another positive book review! I have been so fortunate to have such a diverse group of reviewers give such positive feedback. Reading for Sanity calls the book “A great tool for parents and teachers who deal with difficult to discipline children.” Here’s the crux of the review:
The main recommendation is to use your difficult child’s stubbornness and controlling nature to your advantage–basically give the control back to the child to get out of her punishment. This makes it so the parent is not the enemy any longer; the child’s own stubbornness becomes the enemy. It also doesn’t extinguish the strong personality traits that as an adult can be used for good. I noticed this immediately with my first child. She is very strong willed and has a mind of her own. As an adult this is a good thing. We need strong women. I don’t want to squash these traits because a push over is not what I want her to become.