New Arrivals · Parenting

June 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How to raise an amazing child the Montessori way

June 20, 2017
Seldin, Tim, 1946- author.
New York : Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2017.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Why Montessori? -- Discovery through the senses -- Let me do it -- Keeping the peace -- Exploring the wider world -- Best time to learn.
"A practical parenting program to help build a calm and happy home life with your child, from birth through age six. This guide is based on Montessori school methods and packed with creative activities to help children discover more about their world as well as foster independence, concentration, and respect for others"--Back cover.

Love and logic magic for early childhood : practical parenting from birth to six years

June 14, 2017
Fay, Jim, author.
xv, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Provides the compassionate insights and timely tools required for parenting youg ones in the 21st century.

Parenting in transracial adoption : real questions and real answers

May 1, 2017
Hoyt-Oliver, Jane, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An imprint ofABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
xix, 171 pages ; 24 cm
In her voice : Michelle -- I never thought about race growing up -- Dealing with race in the extended family and community -- Hair as a metaphor : entering into the culture of your child -- In his voice : Kevin -- Parenting between cultures : important considerations for parents -- Parenting a transracially adopted child with a history of trauma -- Adoption communication within the transracial adoptive family -- Ini her voice : Angela -- Conversations with practitioners : what adoption professionals want parents to consider.
Anchored in a qualitative study of parents who have adopted children identified as being of a different race, this book draws from the real-life experiences of those parents to raise and respond to questions that arise before, during, and after transracial adoption. Its goal: to help adoptive parents (and child welfare professionals) understand the underlying racial challenges in a transracial adoption so they can help their children cope.--Jacket flap.

Telling the truth to your adopted or foster child : making sense of the past

May 1, 2017
Smalley, Betsy Keefer, 1949-
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
xiv, 288 pages ; 24 cm
The power of secrets on family relationships -- Truth or consequences : a great debate -- Just the facts, ma'am : why do children need them? -- Learning about your child : a fact-finding mission -- Adoption through a child's eyes : developmental stage -- Through a parent's eyes : the challenges in creating an environment of ongoing adoption communication -- Principles of talking about adoption -- Sharing the hard stuff : the adoptive parent's challenge -- Twelve tools of parent/child communication -- Transracial or transcultural adoption : talking about adoption and race -- Kinship foster care and adoption : telling the truth when it's "all in the family" -- Adolescence : parents matter : keeping lines of communication open -- Managing communication with openness in adoption : questions most asked by parents -- Communication about adoption outside the family -- Appendix A: Information needed to prepare a case for adoption -- Appendix B: Triggers for adoption issues -- Appendix C: Lifebooks : they are effective for children in understanding their story.
This guide to openness, communication, and truthfulness in adopter-adoptee relationships is designed to meet the practical and informational needs of adoptive parents, foster parents, adoption professionals, mental health professionals, and school teachers and counselors who have adopted or foster children.

How to stop thumbsucking and other oral habits : practical solutions for home and therapy

April 27, 2017
Marshalla, Pam.
Kirkland, WA : Marshalla Speech and Language ; Greenville, S.C. ; ©2001.
79 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in 1997 as Thumbsucking; and in 2000 as How to help children stop thumbsucking.
A practical guide of easy-to-understand solutions that have helped thousands of children stop or reduce thumbsucking.

The 36-hour day : a family guide to caring for people who have Alzheimer disease, other dementias, and memory loss

April 26, 2017
Mace, Nancy L., author.
xx, 393 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Authors' names taken from cover.
Dementia -- Getting medical help for the person who has dementia -- Characteristic behavioral symptoms in people who have dementia -- Problems in independent living -- Problems arising in daily care -- Medical problems -- Managing the behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia -- Symptoms associated with mood change and suspiciousness -- Special arrangements if you become ill -- Getting outside help -- You and the person who has dementia -- How caring for a person who has dementia affects you -- Caring for yourself -- For children and teenagers -- Financial and legal issues -- Long-term care arrangements -- Preventing and delaying cognitive decline -- Brain disorders and the causes of dementia -- Research on dementia.
When someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face immense challenges. Mace and Robins provide practical and specific advice to make care easier, improve quality of life, and lift the spirits of a family dealing with Alzheimer disease.

The happiest kids in the world : how Dutch parents help their kids (and themselves) by doing less

April 10, 2017
Acosta, Rina Mae, author.
245 pages : portraits ; 21 cm
Introduction -- Discovering Dutchland -- Mothering the mother -- The real happiest babies on the block -- Joyful illiterate pre-schoolers -- Stress-free schooling -- On discipline -- Biking through the rain -- A childhood of freedom -- The simple life -- Happy parents have happy kids -- It's all about the hagelslag -- Let's talk about sex -- Dutch teenagers don't rebel -- Conclusion: let's start a revolution -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments.
Would parents rather their children be successful or happy? Kids in the US face lots of pressure to excel -- often at the expense of happiness. But does it have to be this way? Not in the Netherlands! Expats Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison -- both married to Dutchmen and bringing up their kids in the Netherlands --examine the unique environment that enables the Dutch to turn out such well-adjusted, independent children.

You are your child's first teacher : encouraging your child's natural development from birth to age six

March 16, 2017
Baldwin, Rahima, 1949-
New York : Ten Speed Press, ©2012.
xiv, 322 pages ; 24 cm
You are your child's first teacher -- Home life as the basis for all learning -- Birth to three: growing down and waking up -- Helping your baby's development -- Helping your toddler's development -- Rhythm in home life -- Discipline and other parenting issues -- Nourishing your child's imagination and creative play -- Developing your child's artistic ability -- Encouraging your child's musical ability -- Cognitive development and eary childhood education -- Common parenting questions: from television to immunizations -- Help for the journey -- Appendix: Rudolf Steiner and Waldorf Education.
Baldwin offers new ways for parents and educators to enrich the lives of children from birth to age six. This new and revised edition features updated resources and additional information on discipline, early childhood programs, toilet training, using home life as curriculum, and more.

Entitlemania : how not to spoil your kids and what to do if you have

March 13, 2017
Watts, Richard (Richard Connell), 1955- author.
Austin, Texas : Greenleaf Book Group Press, [2017]
viii, 202 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Entitlemania is an epidemic. Well-intentioned parents across the country are enabling a ''me'' generation of children who lack the wisdom and satisfaction of accomplishment that only struggle and adversity can bring. As a veteran advisor and legal counsel to America's most successful families, Richard Watts has seen the extremes of entitlement up close and wants to help you avoid creating it in your own children. Entitlemania will teach you how to redirect kids and repair adults who believe the world owes them something. Your greatest challenge may be learning to control your own actions! Entitlemania will provide practical strategies like creating boundaries, walking your talk, and allowing children to fend for themselves. A groundbreaking book that sheds important light on an increasingly pervasive social trend affecting children at every age--and at every income bracket! The big takeaway for parents: You may have to let your children fail so they can learn how to succeed."--provided by

American Academy of Pediatrics guide to toilet training

December 15, 2016
New York : Bantam Books, [2016]
xx, 214 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Toilet Training: A Natural Part of Growing Up -- How to Tell When Your Child Is Ready -- Encouraging Your Child's Progress -- Accidents, Resistance, and Other Toilet-Training Challenges -- Toilet Training and the Older Child -- Beyond Toilet Training: Common Problems and Their Causes -- Toilet-Training Children with Special Needs -- Bedwetting -- The Self-Sufficient Child.
"Helping your child through the toilet-training process may be one of your greatest challenges as a parent. And when it comes to this important developmental stage, every child is unique. If you've been confused by conflicting information from friends, relatives--even other books--here is expert advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the organization representing the nation's finest pediatricians."

1-2-3 magic teen : communicate, connect, and guide your teen to adulthood

November 21, 2016
Phelan, Thomas W., 1943- author.
xv, 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Originally published as Surviving Your Adolescents in 2012 by ParentMagic, Inc." -- Title page verso.
Introduction: meet the snub -- Straight thinking. Appreciating adolescence -- What's normal? -- Risky business -- Diagnosing your own reactions -- Your new job description -- Don't take it personally. Making sense of the snub -- "Don't take it personally" in action -- Manage and let go. Six kids : intervention examples -- Establishing house rules -- Managing the big four risks -- Your teens have their MBAs! -- Possible intervention roles -- Stay in touch. What not to do : the four cardinal sins -- What to do -- Take care of yourself. The midlife parent -- How to take care of yourself -- Relax and enjoy the movie. Boomerang kids -- The future -- Appendix : managing other issues -- Index -- About the author.
"From rule-breaking and risk-taking to defensive communication and disrespect, parenting a teenager can feel like modern warfare, but it doesn't have to be that way. In 1-2-3 Magic Teen, Thomas W. Phelan explains how to better understand your teenager, which problems are not worth fighting over, and why your child's behavior likely matches the definition of a normal adolescent."--Provided by publisher.

ToughLove : raising confident, kind, resilient kids

November 4, 2016
New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2016.
ix, 389 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
On the cover: presents
"18 top experts share proven parenting strategies"--Cover.
Introduction : Raising great parents -- Foreword : Why we need toughLOVE and why we need it now / Lisa Belkin -- Part one: What is tough LOVE all about? -- Is one parenting style best? / Peggy Drexler, PhD -- Setting limits with love / Robert J. MacKenzie, EdD -- Raising resilient children and teens / Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MSED -- Parenting the new millennium teen / Michael Bradley, EdD -- "Gimme" kids: the toxic cocktail of entitlement, narcissism, and materialism / Madeline Levine, PhD -- Why empathy matters and how to raise kids who will be empathetic adults / Fran Walfish, PsyD -- Engaging with your kids: what is family time these days and how can we make the most of it? / Ellen Galinsky, MS -- Part two: Putting everything into action -- Deciding what your family values / Ann Corwin, PhD, MED -- Routine Zen: teaching independence and gaining sanity / Lynne Kenney, PsyD -- The art of mealtime / Jill Castle, MS, RDN -- Managing academics in the home and school: finding the balance / Dan Peters, PhD -- How to raise successful and happy young athletes / Jim Taylor, PhD -- Screen-savvy parenting: tv, movies, and media messages in the digital age / James P. Steyer, JD -- Going with the technology flow and raising good digital citizens / Sandra Bryson, MFT -- Sex ed for the modern parent / Logan Levkoff, PhD -- Getting it right for kids when parents part / Christina McGhee, MSW -- It takes a vital village to raise great kids--and great parents / Janet Taylor, MD.
"Combining a high level of nurture with an emphasis on boundaries and structure, toughLOVE is the sanity-saving guide to raising school-age children who will be kind, confident adults. Our eighteen leading experts help you find solutions that come from decades in the trenches as the country's most esteemed and well-known coaches, therapists, teachers, and counselors. And, perhaps most significantly, as parents themselves,"--page [4] of cover.

Life as Jamie knows it : an exceptional child grows up

October 18, 2016
Bérubé, Michael, 1961- author.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2016]
224 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
The story of Jamie Berube's journey to adulthood and a meditation on disability in American life Published in 1996, Life as We Know It introduced Jamie Berube to the world as a sweet, bright, gregarious little boy who loves the Beatles, pizza, and making lists. At four, he is like many young people his age, but his Down syndrome leads most people to see him only in terms of his disability. Twenty years later, Jamie is no longer little, though he still loves the Beatles, pizza, and making lists. In Life as Jamie Knows It, Michael Berube chronicles his son's growth and his growing love of the world, writing as both a disability studies scholar and as a father. He follows Jamie through the transitions within his family and home life, through his school years, through the complicated process of entering the workforce with a disability. In a book that joins stirring memoir and sharp philosophical inquiry, Berube guides us through the labyrinth of ethical issues surrounding how we approach disability and uses Jamie's story to argue for a deeper understanding of disability that challenges us to move toward a more just, more inclusive society.

The sh!t no one tells you about baby #2 : a guide to surviving your growing family

October 17, 2016
Dais, Dawn.
Berkeley, California : Seal Press, [2016]
201 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

What great parents do : 75 simple strategies for raising kids who thrive

October 13, 2016
Reischer, Erica, author,
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, [2016]
xx, 220 pages ; 21 cm
Great parents rarely say "good job!" or "you are so smart!" -- Great parents (mostly) avoid labels -- Great parents play it straight -- Great parents use scaffolding -- Great parents give a reason -- Great parents give fair warning -- Great parents are transparent about their decision-making process -- Great parents know that reasoning has its limits -- Great parents harness the power of natural consequences -- Great parents give speeding tickets -- Great parents create speed bumps -- Great parents are consistent -- Great parents strive to be matter-of-fact -- Great parents teach happiness habits (and also practice them) -- Great parents teach kids the three Ps -- Great parents protect playtime -- Great parents prioritize sleep -- Great parents encourage sensible risk taking -- Great parents encourage their kids to "do good" -- Great parents avoid power struggles -- Great parents avoid reward economies -- Great parents make time to give kids their full attention -- Great parents take care of themselves -- Great parents pivot -- Great parents use placeholders -- Great parents reframe -- Great parents focus on the positive -- Great parents can change the mood (be silly and playful) -- Great parents avoid drama -- Great parents stop the action -- Great parents offer replays -- Great parents stage rehearsals -- Great parents focus on the relationship -- Great parents start where they are.
Reischer concisely presents key strategies to help parents reshape kids' challenging behaviors, create strong family bonds, and guide children toward becoming happy, kind, responsible adults. She draws on research in child development and cognitive science to distill the best information about parenting today into bite-size pieces with real examples, useful tips, and tools and techniques that parents can apply right away.

The 36-hour day : a family guide to caring for people who have Alzheimer Disease, related dementias, and memory loss

October 12, 2016
Mace, Nancy L.
New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2012, c2011.
xxx, 609 p. ; 19 cm.
Dementia -- Getting medical help for the person who has dementia -- Characteristic behavioral symptoms in people who have dementia -- Problems in independent living -- Problems arising in daily care -- Medical problems -- Behavioral symptoms of dementia -- Symptoms that appear as changes in mood -- Special arrangements if you become ill -- Getting outside help -- You and the person who has dementia as parts of a family -- How caring for a person who has dementia affects you -- Caring for yourself -- For children and teenagers -- Financial and legal issues -- Nursing homes and other living arrangements -- Preventing or delaying cognitive decline -- Brain disorders and the causes of dementia -- Research in dementia.
"When someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face immense challenges. For over thirty years, this book has been the trusted bible for families affected by dementia disorders."--Provided by publisher.

Do parents matter? : why Japanese babies sleep soundly, Mexican siblings don't fight, and American parents should just relax

September 12, 2016
LeVine, Robert Alan, 1932- author.
New York : PublicAffairs, 2016.
xxiii, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
We the parents: a worldwide perspective -- Parent-blaming in America -- Expecting: pregnancy and birth -- Infant care: a world of questions... and some answers -- Mother and infant: face-to-face or skin-to-skin? -- Sharing child care: Mom is not enough -- Training toddlers: talking, toileting, tantrums, and tasks -- Childhood: school, responsibility, and control -- Precocious children: cultural priming by parents and others -- Conclusions.
"Robert and Sarah LeVine, married anthropologists at Harvard University, have spent their lives researching parenting across the globe-starting with a trip to visit the Hausa people of Nigeria as newlyweds in 1969. Their decades of original research provide a new window onto the challenges of parenting and the ways that it is shaped by economic, cultural, and familial traditions. Their ability to put our modern struggles into global and historical perspective should calm many a nervous mother or father's nerves. It has become a truism to say that American parents are exhausted and overstressed about the health, intelligence, happiness, and success of their children. But as Robert and Sarah LeVine show, this is all part of our culture. And a look around the world may be just the thing to remind us that there are plenty of other choices to make"--Provided by publisher.

Mamaleh knows best : what Jewish mothers do to raise successful, creative, empathetic, independent children

August 30, 2016
Ingall, Marjorie, author.
New York : Harmony Books, [2016]
245 pages ; 22 cm
Know your history -- Nurture independence-- your kid's and your own -- Maintain discipline -- Distrust authority -- Encourage geekiness -- Emphasize--but don't fetishize--education -- Tell stories -- Laugh -- Value money (but not too much) -- Cultivate spirituality and model tikkun olam -- Conclusion: How to raise a mensch.
"We all know the stereotype of the Jewish mother: Hectoring, guilt-inducing, clingy as a limpet. In Mamaleh Knows Best, Tablet Magazine columnist Marjorie Ingall smashes this tired trope with a hammer. Blending personal anecdotes, humor, historical texts, and scientific research, Ingall shares Jewish secrets for raising self-sufficient, ethical, and accomplished children. She offers abundant examples showing how Jewish mothers have nurtured their children's independence, fostered discipline, urged a healthy distrust of authority, consciously cultivated geekiness and kindness, stressed education, and maintained a sense of humor. These time-tested strategies are the reason Jews have triumphed in a wide variety of settings and fields over the vast span of history. Ingall will make you think, she will make you laugh, and she will make you a better parent. You might not produce a Nobel Prize winner, but you'll definitely get a great human being"-- Provided by publisher.

How to bring up a baby : a handbook for mothers

July 25, 2016
Scovil, Elisabeth Robinson, 1849-1934.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Procter & Gamble Co., c1906.
40 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm

Warning signs : how to protect your kids from becoming victims or perpetrators of violence and aggression

July 15, 2016
Johnson, Brian D., 1962 October 3-
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2016]
xii, 292 pages ; 23 cm
"Warning Signs provides practical methods to reduce harm to and by children. Doctors Johnson and Berdahl present the most common risk factors and warning signs, along with practical parenting advice and strategies for raising strong, safe kids and protecting them from becoming either perpetrators or victims. They explain how the "old" risk factors--child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault, and poverty--have been compounded by new ones in the past 20 years, such as violent media, kids' entitled attitudes, parents' fear of intervention, and increases in childhood mental illness, disrupted families, substance use, bullying, access to weapons, and social media. They provide sample language for tough conversations with kids and with other adults. Full of specific, practical ideas, this book will appeal to parents, teachers, and professionals with a stake in both protecting and developing kindness and compassionate in children."-- Provided by publisher.

Unlatched : the evolution of breastfeeding and the making of a controversy

July 12, 2016
Grayson, Jennifer, author.
New York : Harper, 2016.
324 pages ; 21 cm
Formula-fed me -- What would Baby Jesus drink? -- Milk mysteries and maternal duty -- Industrial age vs. the breast -- Doctor knows best -- Extraordinary attachment -- Latch off, latch on -- Breasts are for men -- Big Brother and the breast -- "We complete, not compete" -- The human experiment -- The weaning.
This is a fantastic book about the history of breastfeeding and formula. The author walks a fine line of being pro-breastfeeding without being anti-formula. While this book is centered in the United States, the author looks at the subject globally. It's fascinating to see where we've gone wrong and where other countries have turned on a dime to increase their breastfeeding rates. This book brings up as many questions as it answers, though, proving that we have a long way to go in our breastfeeding journey.

Unselfie : why empathetic kids succeed in our all-about-me world

June 10, 2016
Borba, Michele, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2016.
xxi, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: The hidden advantage of empathy and why it matters for our children -- Part One: Developing empathy. Empathetic children can recognize feelings : teaching emotional literacy ; Empathetic children have a moral identity : developing an ethical code ; Empathetic children understand the needs of others : instilling perspective taking and learning to walk in another's shoes ; Empathetic children have a moral imagination : reading to cultivate empathy -- Part Two: Practicing empathy. Empathetic children can keep their cool : managing strong emotions and mastering self-regulation ; Empathetic children practice kindness : developing and exercising compassion every day ; Empathetic children think "us" not "them" : cultivating empathy through teamwork and collaboration -- Part Three: Living empathy. Empathetic children stick their necks out : promoting moral courage ; Empathetic children want to make a difference : growing changemakers and altruistic leaders -- Epilogue: The empathy advantage : the seven most creative ways to give children the edge they need to succeed.
"According to Michele Borba,there's an empathy crisis among today's youth, who she dubs the "selfie generation." But the good news is that empathy is a skill that can -- and must -- be taught. Borba offers a 9-step program to help parents cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthood"--Provided by publisher.

Positive parenting : an essential guide

June 2, 2016
Eanes, Rebecca, author.
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, 2016.
xx, 183 pages ; 21 cm
The Positive Parenting Philosophy -- Important Self-Work -- United We Stand -- Communication Effectively -- Building a Foundation of Trust -- Defining Your Family Culture -- Seeing Children in a New Way -- Raising Emotionally Healthy Children -- Trading Punishment for Solutions -- Top Parenting Challenges--and How to Use Proactive Parenting to Deal with Them.
"Popular parenting blogger Rebecca Eanes believes that parenting advice should be about more than just getting kids to behave. Struggling to maintain a meaningful connection with her two little ones and frustrated by the lack of emotionally aware books for parents, she began to share her own insights with readers online. Her following has grown into a thriving community--hundreds of thousands strong. In this eagerly anticipated guide, Eanes shares her hard-won wisdom for overcoming limiting thought patterns and recognizing emotional triggers, as well as advice for connecting with kids at each stage, from infancy to adolescence. This heartfelt, insightful advice comes not from an "expert," but from a learning, evolving parent. Filled with practical, solution-oriented advice, this is an empowering guide for any parent who longs to end the yelling, power struggles, and downward spiral of acting out, punishment, resentment, and shame--and instead foster an emotional connection that helps kids learn self-discipline, feel confident, and create lasting, loving bonds"-- Provided by publisher.

Stress-free potty training : a commonsense guide to finding the right approach for your child

June 1, 2016
Au, Sara.
New York : AMACOM, American Management Association, [2016]
v, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Earlier edition: 2008.
Introduction and Philosophy -- 1 Identifying Your Child's Personality Type -- 2 Determing Readiness -- 3 Applying Universal Strategies -- 4 The Goal-Directed Child -- 5 The Sensory-Oriented Child -- 6 The Internalizer -- 7 The Impulsive Child -- 8 The Strong-Willed Child -- 9 Common Interruptions -- 10 Overcoming Challenges and Obstacles -- Conclusion -- Index.
Successful potty training begins with the approach that is right for your child. Is your toddler frightened of the process, afraid even to go near the bathroom? Or does he or she seem to know when it's time to go, but can't quite make it there in time? This insightful guide helps take the stress out of the situation. The book distinguishes between common childhood personality types, providing simple strategies tailor-fit for your child, whether he or she is sensitive or stubborn, cautious or impulsive, goal-oriented or clinging to diapers. A quick quiz helps you pinpoint which method will work best. You'll learn how to: Determine your child's readiness--Build on each success--without adding undue pressure--Handle accidents and temporary setbacks--And more. Now in its second edition, "Stress-Free Potty Training" also provides targeted techniques for challenges including toilet training resistance and refusal to poop as well sensory issues. Filled with straight talk and practical advice, it takes the worry out of this important life transition.

Your kid's a brat and it's all your fault

May 31, 2016
Glickman, Elaine Rose, author.
New York, New York : A TarcherPerigee Book, [2016]
xii, 301 pages ; 21 cm
Your budding brat-toddlers and preschoolers: Introducing your budding brat; Your kid bosses you around; Your kid whines; Your kid bites; Your kid screams; Your kid demands crap in the checkout line; Your kid is mean to the dog; Your kid beats you up; Your kid clings; Your kid refuses to wear anything except her nightgown; Your kid will eat only three things; Your kid is a lousy sleeper; Your kid annoys strangers; Your kid won't share; Your kid is taking over the house -- Your bratty child-ages five through ten: Introducing your bratty child; Your kid interrupts; Your kid doesn't listen the first time; Your kid needs to buck up; Your kid ruins meals; Your kid doesn't say please; Your kid never says thank you; Your kid is totally rude to grown-ups; Your kid lies; Your kid has an obnoxious best friend; Your kid won't do his hoemwork; Your kid is wasteful; Your kid is demanding a gigantic birthday party; Your kid is a terrible traveler; Your kid won't take no for an answer -- Your bratty tween-ages nine through twelve: Introducing your bratty tween; Your kid needs to take responsibility; Your kid sasses you; Your kid won't pitch in; Your kid is addicted to devices; Your kid is bankrupting you; Your kid never does anything nice for you; Your kid doesn't care about his relatives; Your kid doesn't care about others; Your kid won't pick up after herself; Your kid is bored; Your kid talks like a sailor; Your kid dresses like a prostitute; Your kid does really stupid stuff; Your kid rules over you.
"In this wise and informative parenting guide, Elaine Rose Glickman shows readers how loving your kid enough to be the boss will result in happier, healthier, and much easier-to-be-around children! You've seen them--kids running wild through restaurants while the parents avert their gaze and order another cappuccino. You've heard them--kids telling their parents to "shut up" and "get me that." You've met them--kids who dress inappropriately and roll their eyes and never say thank you. Maybe one of those kids belongs to you. Combining incisive commentary with grounded, practical advice, Your Kid's a Brat and It's All Your Fault will have you recognizing and laughing at yourself, your fellow parents, and a culture that seems determined to turn our precious angels into not-so-precious brats."-- Provided by publisher.

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