This book is authored by Cynthia Tobias, who is a mom, educator and author. Here's a bit about the book, from the publisher's website:
Turn Conflict into Cooperation
Many parents suspect their strong-willed child is deliberately trying to drive them crazy. Difficult to discipline and seemingly impossible to motivate, these children present unique, exhausting, and often-frustrating challenges to the those who love them.
But strong will is not a negative trait. These same children have firm convictions, high spirits, a sense of adventure—all the makings of a great adult. In this book you’ll discover how to channel that passion and determination in positive ways as you build a healthy relationship. Through insights gained from strong-willed people of all ages, you’ll…
· better understand how their minds really work.
· discover positive ways to motivate your strong-willed child.
· learn how to share control without compromising parental authority.
· apply key tactics to survive a meltdown.
· get practical tips for parents who disagree, blended families, and single parents.
Packed with immediately useful strategies to drastically reduce the level of tension in the home (or in the classroom), You Can’t Make Me shows how you can start today to build a stronger, more positive relationship with your strong-willed child.
I really enjoyed this book and thought the lessons that it taught were immensely useful. The main point of this book is to teach adults how a SWC thinks in different situations. Sometimes what looks like disobedience is curiosity or a different way of thinking about a situation. Instead of disciplining and forcing the SWC to think a certain way, this book suggests ways to use the SWC's natural gifts for everyone's benefit. And it's not just for parents of SWC preschoolers- it covers situations that parents and teachers face with SWC of all ages.
You Can't Make Me will be released this September 18th.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.