• Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child

  • Eliminating Conflict by Establishing Clear, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries
  • By: Robert J. MacKenzie
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-28-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (318 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Here is an essential manual for creating a positive, respectful, and rewarding relationship with a strong-willed child. Based on proven techniques and procedures, parents and teachers alike will welcome this book.
©2001 Robert J. MacKenzie (P)2011 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"This book should be a part of every parent's and school's reference library." (Judy E. Hunt-Brown, principal)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Cesar on 10-08-12

Very good advice ... hard to listen, but worth it

Would you be willing to try another book from Robert J. MacKenzie? Why or why not?

The content was good and I think overall it gives you tools to be a better parent. In my case, I'm a father, I don't have that big of a problem with any of my kids but the themes discussed here are very applicable.

I've already had a chance to apply these things in real life, and they work! I feel so happy to handle a situation very different of the ways I'd have used in the past, and obtained the desired results: kids do better, I feel much better, and we all communicate better at the end.

What three words best describe Alan Sklar’s performance?

I've read reviews where they criticize the narrator and for me it has never been an issue... but for this particular book I felt some tension and I felt that the voice didn't help. I can say that I was tired while reading the book, I think the narrator has a good voice, but it's just that the book was slower and it felt monotonous, repetitive ... I've been on the other side, also tired and hearing a super cheerful voice but didn't like it either. I'd have preferred a different voice, less deep.

Any additional comments?

I almost stopped hearing the audiobook, but I'm glad I finished it. It does have good applicable content. In my case it was a hard listen, but in the end I'd totally recommend if you have a strong-willed child.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nothing really matters on 10-12-13

Finally - advice that works for hard cases!

The advice in this book is the only advice I've gotten from a parenting book (and I've read quite a few) that has been effective almost from the moment I started to try it out with my strong-willed daughter.

It espouses, among other things, time-outs and natural consequences which are frowned upon by the more modern books I've read. But it stresses that this type of discipline must NOT be meted out in a punitive, angry, or mean-spirited way. And that, I believe, keeps this kind of effective discipline from crossing the line into cruelty.

I HIGHLY recommend this book if you have a strong-willed child. But do read other, newer books that set out very different but still very valuable approaches. No one book has all the answers or the one right approach, but this one works both well and fairly quickly with the kids who are less naturally compliant.

Note that it's approach might be a bit over-the-top for compliant children. Still, meaning what you say and using less words with compliant children probably won't hurt...

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