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It's not just a one-word answer, it's a parenting strategy. By saying No when you need to, you help your children develop self-reliance, self-discipline, respect, integrity, the ability to delay gratification, and a host of other crucial character traits they need. Although the importance of using No should be obvious, many parents have a hard time saying it--even when they know they should--when other parents and the culture around them are being permissive. Psychologist and parenting expert Walsh provides you with an arsenal of tactics, explanations, and examples for using No the right way with your kids. With Dr. Walsh's straightforward qparent tool kits, q you can assess and improve your relationship with your kids, set and enforce limits that make sense for different ages (from toddlers to teens), and otherwise make No a positive influence on kids' behavior and in your overall family life.--From publisher description.At the same time, it is exhausting if everything becomes part of a negotiation game. ... A few times he even checked rental rates on small apartments at the university near our house. ... Every year of adolescence he resisted decorating the tree with all his might, asked to play his own music instead of our classic Christmasanbsp;...

Author:David Walsh
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2007-09-04


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