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Publisher's Summary

Rex Forehand, PhD, and Nicholas Long, PhD, have helped thousands of parents achieve discipline using positive reinforcement, without yelling or harming the child's self-esteem. Their clinically proven, five-week program gives you the tools you need to successfully manage your child's behavior, giving specific factors that cause or contribute to disruptive behavior, ways to develop a more positive atmosphere in your family and home, and strategies for managing specific behavior problems.

This completely revised and updated edition includes: new research-based information about child temperament; a new chapter on the hot topic of play as a means of strengthening the parent-child relationship; a new section on collaborative disciplining with preschool teachers; an expanded section about depression and stress linked to parenting; and new research findings about ADHD and its treatment.

©2010 Rex Forehand and Nicholas Long (P)2017 Tantor

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"This hands-on self help guide provides you with a step-by-step five-week program toward improving your child's behavior as well as the entire family's relationship." ( The Guide to Self Help Books)

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  • Joe
  • 23-01-2019

Wanted to like the book.

I really wanted to like this book but I couldn’t even finish reading/listening to it. Every single chapter talks about what future chapters were going to talk about and I never felt like I was listening to anything of value because they never addressed the point in the chapter you were listening to. I feel if they stopped giving previews and actually talked about how to raise strong willed children it would be worth my time. As a mama who barely has time to read or listen to books for enjoyment this 8 hour book never really got to the topic at hand. I feel that it it was condensed you’d actually get something from it but I kept saying get to the point already under my breath.

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  • Soulmom
  • 22-04-2017

Infomercial or assistance? You decide.

If you really need assistance and specific direction then this book is for you. Detailed instructions for a variety of challenging behaviors are given. I felt I was reading an infomercial about this book and others by these authors. Many times I wanted to scream "get to the point already!!"
Very common sense. I'm glad I didn't spend any more time on this book!

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  • tye d spires
  • 15-06-2019

AMAZING READ (GREAT TOOLS INSIDE)

We have two toddler boys with strong wills . felt like getting a grip on the issue was gonna be almost imposible. we listened very carefully and utilized every piece of info from this book. it changed our perspectives as parents and the actions and attitudes of our strong willed baby boys. A MUST READ

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  • Iman
  • 27-01-2019

A comprehensive guide for parenting you child!

A must listen for parents even with average children not only strong-willed children.
The Author presents every situation you can face in your parenting journey and how to deal with it in a precise way.
However the introduction is so long and I was going to quit the book but later in part 2 I liked the 5 rules to follow in order to help children to behave well, while I don’t see it needs 5 weeks and It should take not more than 2 days for each rule and it needs time to master them.
I liked part 3 and 4.. it included everything I needed to know.. it’s like collecting everything in one place... I consider it like manual for parenting:)
Tons of information.. I believer it’s like a reference.

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  • Pam Buckner
  • 26-01-2019

Best book I have read! Very specific suggestions!

I found this book most helpful. I believe it is a book that both parents and educators could benefit from. I am a former teacher of 36 years and have read many books Now I have a strong will grandson. I plan on following the plan. I have already recommended it to his parents and preschool teacher!

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  • Heather Isley-Salazar
  • 06-08-2018

Hope for Parents

Very well done, and laid out. Lots of great advice. I would recommend taking notes if you haven't had the chance to purchase the book. Even if your child is not strong willed, this is helpful with children with ADHD, or if you are struggling with siblings.

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  • Jin
  • 31-07-2017

Great book! I loved the audio book experience!

Am audio book allows reading in the car! Which is great because of the long trips I take every day.

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  • Shannon Meyer
  • 15-06-2017

Great book!

Very informational about what to do or say and what not to do or say when raising a strong willed child.

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  • Maria Denton
  • 18-10-2017

Great Book for parents looking for directions

I really enjoyed it.
I feel that it is great reading material for parents that are truly and honestly looking for direction.

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  • Kirsty
  • 28-12-2019

Not gentle

If you are looking for a book in line with gentle parenting - this isn't for you!

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