Why Can't I Be the Parent I Want to Be?: End Old Patterns and Enjoy Your Children
New Harbinger Publications Incorporated, Jan 1, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 194 pages
Why Can't I Be the Parent I Want to Be? teaches you how to overcome the deeply held beliefs about yourself and other people that cause you to keep on making the same mistakes over and over. A variety of innovative approaches help you challenge core beliefs (or schemas) that lead to problematic parenting styles. Chapters on assessing children's emerging schemas also present intriguing suggestions to help you help your children avoid damaging thought patterns.
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