Why Can't I Be the Parent I Want to Be?: End Old Patterns and Enjoy Your Children

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New Harbinger Publications Incorporated, Jan 1, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 194 pages
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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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User Review  - Julie Verner - Goodreads

This book explores ways in which our best intentions at parenting can be sabotaged by our problematic ways of thinking and acting. The authors offer a concrete framework for reflecting on our personal ... Read full review

Review: Why Can't I Be the Parent I Want to Be?: End Old Patterns and Enjoy Your Children

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lots of emphasis on breaking ineffective learned patterns Read full review

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Contents

The Unexpected Nature of Opposites
17
Assessing Your Parenting Style
37
Getting Rid of Guilt
65
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About the author (1999)

Elliott is a clinical psychologist

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