Parenting Without Power Struggles

  • by Susan Stiffelman
  • Narrated by Susan Stiffelman
  • 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Do you ever find yourself asking...


How can you get your children to do their homework without meltdowns, threats, or bribes?
How can you have a drama-free morning where the kids actually get out the door in time for school?
How can you better manage your kids' screen time without making them want to hide what they're doing from you?
Family therapist Susan Stiffelman is here to help. While most parenting programs are designed to coerce kids to change, Parenting Without Power Struggles does something innovative, showing you how to help your children awaken their natural instincts to cooperate, rather than employing threats or bribes, which inevitably fuels their resistance. By staying calm and being the confident "captain of the ship" your child needs, you will learn how to parent from a place of strong, durable connection, and you'll be better able to help your kids navigate the challenging moments of growing up.
Drawing upon her successful practice and packed with real-life stories, Parenting Without Power Struggles is an extraordinary guidebook for transforming the day-to-day lives of busy parents - and the children they love.

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What the Critics Say

"Stiffelman's engaging work gives parents tools to navigate confidently in both calm and stormy family seas." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Highly recommended.

This was a great book. It suggests a very caring and appealing parenting approach and the author's logic is hard to disagree with.

I have already strengthened the relationship I have with my son using this author's advice and that to me is a priceless reward for buying "Parenting Without Power Struggles". My only quibble is that while the advice in this book will probably work with less compliant, stronger-willed children like my daughter, it seemed to me that it would take a long time to have the effect I needed to happen ASAP.

I found "Setting Limits With Your Strong-Willed Child" worked quickly and effectively for my hard-case daughter, who was starting to drive me crazy. But, if I also follow the "Parenting Without Power Struggles" approach, I am sure that will deepen my relationship with her over the long-term. So, I'd recommend both books and both approaches, despite this author's distaste for time-outs and consequences.
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- Nothing really matters "Rob Thomas"

Great book!

Very helpful for building a relationship with your kids, which then turns into an easier time parenting. I just bought her next book and I'm so excited to see what new things I can learn.
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- Nicole H

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-13-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio