Backtalk: 3 Steps to Stop It Before the Tears and Tantrums Start (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 18, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 176 pages
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"So what? All the other kids get to do it!"

Few behavioral problems challenge and frustrate parents, caregivers, and teachers as does verbal rudeness in children of any age. Reinforced by the wise-cracking kids on TV and in the movies, backtalk has become all too common among today's youngsters. But there is nothing cute about this behavior. Remarks like "Yeah, right," "Big deal," and "Make me" -- form children as young as three -- get in the way of real communication between parents and kids, and can also be detrimental to a child's social and intellectual development.

Now two experts in the field share their simple and specific four-step program for ending backtalk and restoring balance in relationships between parents and children, from preschoolers to teens. You'll learn how to recognize backtalk, how to choose and enact a response that will make sense to you and the backtalker, and when to disengage from the struggle and move forward. Full of advice and encouragement as well as suggestions on how to keep track of what works and what doesn't, Backtalk can be put to use immediately, before you hear another "Whatever."
  

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Review: Backtalk: Four Steps to Ending Rude Behavior in Your Kids

User Review  - Janet Terranova - Goodreads

I needed this book. Excellent advice in very simple and easy terms. Nothing in the book I didn't already know- but needed to be reminded what I need to do to have my home be more peaceful- and it's ... Read full review

Review: Backtalk: Four Steps to Ending Rude Behavior in Your Kids

User Review  - Suzanne Anderson - Goodreads

Maybe the best parenting book I have ever read, and I have read a lot. Addresses a difficult parenting issue that many parents just live with. The 4 steps are easy to remember. You can remember the 4 ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Note
9
Introduction
11
WHAT WHY WHEN AND
15
Frank Talk About Backtalk
21
The FourStep Program for Dealing with Backtalk
27
Whats Hardest About Using This Program
47
Implementing the FourStep Program
53
Workbook
72
Working Parents and Backtalk
105
Dealing with Your Childrens Backtalking Friends
113
Dealing with Backtalk on Television and in the Other Media
120
Dealing with Backtalk from Children in College
134
Dealing with Backtalk from Adult Children
144
Resources
153
Questions from Parents about Backtalk
161
Index
168

Dealing with Adults Who Disapprove of Your Stand on Backtalk
81
Single Parents and Backtalk
99

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About the author (2011)

Audrey Ricker, Ph.D., is a mother and a teacher who has worked with children of all ages, including high school and college students.

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