Negotiation Generation: Take Back Your Parental Authority Without Punishment

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Penguin, Sep 4, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
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The classic power struggle between parents and children- demystified.

Nationally recognized behavior management expert Lynne Reeves Griffin offers a commonsense yet radical approach to parenting that will enable adults to win the tug-of-war with their children about what is, and isn't, acceptable behavior.

This proactive plan provides parents with the tools to reclaim their authority, establish boundaries, and cease negotiation tactics such as rewards and punishments, based on the specific ages and temperaments of each child. Featuring anecdotes from more than 20 years of parental consulting, the author reveals the real struggles parents face in raising today's children.

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Many parenting experts agree that spanking is never a good way to discipline a child. In its stead, they have recommended using methods like time-outs and grounding. Griffin (executive director ... Read full review


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Decisions Made in Lower Court
Mountains High and Valleys Low
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Lynne Reeves Griffin, RN, MEd, is Executive Director of Proactive Parenting. She is a lecturer, writer, and consultant to parents, teachers, and health care professionals regarding child development, behavior management, and issues affecting today’s families. She is a frequent radio and television guest expert.

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