Yep, we have all heard it before. Asking your kids to do something only for them to come back with a quick “NO!” and then to be followed by a meltdown or worse, the dreaded “I hate you!” ugh! As a mom of two little kids ages 2 and 4, I have already seen my fair share of meltdowns and the occasional “I hate you” 🙁 Somedays I feel so overwhelmed, I cannot even think straight. I don’t want my children growing up to be “brats” or people that are not thankful or happy with what they have, or polite to those around them.
Your Not The Boss of Me! Brat-Proofing Your 4 to 12-Year-Old
For the most part, my children are good kids. They say please and thank you, they listen (most of the time) to what I have to say and they help me out around the house. They have their chores. But sometimes a parent needs a little advice on certain situations, and that is where the book “Your Not the Boss of Me” how to brat-proof your 4-12 year old, comes in 🙂
I was more then happy to do a review for this book. Any and all help is welcome when it comes to parenting. This book is a great resource for how to deal with certain situations when your child is being less then a sweetheart. It explains how to deal with your children when they disagree, throw fits and talk back (well, and a lot more…). It is a great eye opener, or at least it was for me. I pretty much knew about most of what was in the book, but there were a few chapters that had me really thinking. I have since tried using some of the advice and strategies on my children. Though I have yet to really see a difference it is great to have this book on hand as a reference for my desperate times and days!
A bit about this book & the Author (taken from the press release):
Betsy Brown Braun, the bestselling author of Just Tell Me What to Say , has a new book out, You’re Not The Boss Of Me: Brat-Proofing Your 4 to 12 Year-Old. It’s the ultimate hands-on guide to cultivating, character traits that are tried and tested brat busters, including gratitude, respect, honesty, independence and self-reliance, among others. Full of no-nonsense, practical “Tips and Scripts,” You’re Not the Boss of Me offers just the help parents need to deal with many of the most challenging behaviors typical of 4 to12 year-olds.
Betsy, a renowned child development and behavior specialist, popular parent educator, and mother of adult triplets is a frequent speaker at educational and business conferences. She has been a guest expert on The Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning, America Now!! and on NPR and has been cited in USA Today, NY Times, Family Circle, Parents, Parenting, Cookie, and Woman’s Day among other publications. As the founder of Parenting Pathways, Inc, she offers private consulting and parent seminars as well.
You can buy “Your Not the Boss of Me” Brat-Proofing Your 4-12 Year Old on Amazon.com right now!
I was sent a copy of this book for review and to keep. These are MY own honest opinions and YOURS may be different, thanks!