Desperate parents are calling on family therapist Alyson Schafer to save them from countless tantrums, messy rooms and broken bedtime deadlines. Honey, I Wrecked the Kids: When Yelling, Screaming, Threats, Bribes, Time-Outs, Sticker Charts and Removing Privileges All Don’t Work takes parenting to a positive level, outlining a system for discovering the reasons behind a child’s misconduct, among other tactics.
Schafer not only discusses discipline, but also suggests moms and dads keep their home full of busybodies organized by scheduling family meetings. Planning outings and divvying tasks ahead of time can make kids feel like they’re in loop and teach them how to weigh pros and cons when balancing daily agendas.
A read through Honey I Wrecked the Kids can keep those bulging veins at bay with a little patience during implementation of Schafer’s advice.
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