You Can't Make Me- But I Can Be Persuaded
by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
About this Book:
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.
Read Chapter One HERE
My Thoughts on This Book:
High praises for Cynthia to write this book to help those of us struggling with strong willed children. I have a teenage boy that is very strong willed and with this has caused a lot of friction in our home since he learned to walk at a young age of 8 1/2 months. It has been really hard to handle his defiance (which is what I thought it was for the longest time) and his desire to always be his way or the highway. The more we tried to correct him and steer him a positive direction the harder it was to communicate with him. With this book, I've been able to identify the signs of his SWC tendencies verses his "I'm a teenage boy" behavior. I feel less like yelling and scolding and more able to handle his reactions and have been able to guide him a more positive approach thanks to this book. After applying some of her techniques, it has truly made our household less of a war zone with words and actions and more pleasurable for all.
I know I have a lot of techniques that this book can help me with that I yet have used but I really look forward to seeing how it will benefit my relationship with my son since the ones I've used so far have been so effective. Highly recommned reading this and applying what you can to your own family if you too struggle with handling a Strong Willed Child.. Five Stars...
Cynthia Ulrich Tobias is the founder, manager, and CEO of Apple St. L.L.C. (Applied Learning Styles) and president of Learning Styles Unlimited, Inc. She coordinates the Apple St. education and commerce programs and administers various learning styles projects throughout North America and internationally. Cynthia is a popular speaker at workshops, classes, and seminars for businesses, government agencies, churches, and school districts. And she's the best-selling author of The Way They Learn, They Way We Work, Every Child Can Succeed, Bringing Out the Best in Your Child, and Do You Know What I Like About You? Cynthia, her husband, and their twin boys live in the Seattle, Washington area.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.