For Parents

Parenting the Strong-Willed Child, by Rex Foreland and Nicholas Long (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996). A program to help parents of strong-willed, domineering kids find positive and manageable solutions to their kids' difficult behavior.

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka (New York: HarperCollins, 1992). Redefining the "difficult" kid as "spirited," Kurcinka provides tools to understand your own temperament as well as your child's and then gives readers specific tools to help work with their kids. Also helpful by the same author is Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook.

The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five "Difficulf'Types of Children, by Stanley I. Greenspan and Jacqueline Salmon (New York: Perseus Press, 1996). Calm and reassuring advice that helps parents deal with all types of difficult kids.

When Your Kids Push Your Buttons and What You Can Do About It, by Bonnie Harris (New York:Warner Books 2003). How to defuse parenting "road rage" and end the action and reaction cycle between you and your child.

Confident Kids

Confident Kids

Although nobody gets a parenting manual or bible in the delivery room, it is our duty as parents to try to make our kids as well rounded, happy and confident as possible. It is a lot easier to bring up great kids than it is to try and fix problems caused by bad parenting, when our kids have become adults. Our children are all individuals - they are not our property but people in their own right.

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