Format: Trade Paperback
Family & Relationships - Parenting
You Can't Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded): Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in Your Strong-Willed Child by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias pulled me in from the title alone.
My daughter is a strong-willed child and she has been since birth. Perhaps it is just her innate brain wiring. Maybe it is that oldest child thing (I can relate) or a girl thing (again, mama can relate) or even an oldest girl or big sister thing (again, I've got that covered).
Dealing with a strong willed child is a huge challenge for any parent. I'm strong willed myself and I have a husband who'd rather avoid conflict whenever possible. However, our daughter's strong will even gets him riled up and it's not infrequent. We have problems including meltdowns, arguing about the stupidest of things (she will argue about anything) and difficulty in motivating her.
This book gave me plenty of ideas to consider not only for the current time in her childhood, but to prevent future problems related to her personality. I want my daughter to continue to be strong, but to put that personality trait to productive use rather than destructive use. I do not have a single complaint or criticism about this book!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Press in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion here is entirely my own.
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
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