Even well-meaning parents can, through lack of awareness, neglect their children’s most basic needs. And neglect can take many forms—from overindulgence to lack of communications. E. Kent Hayes has spent a lifetime working to advocate for children and their family. He has gleaned those lessons into this guidebook that explains how to avoid trouble before it starts and how to:
• Instill the value of delayed gratification in children who want it now • Create a flexible day-to-day structure • Talk with a noncommunicative teenager • Balance permissiveness and discipline • Help your child deal with negative peer pressure • Handle problems, such as drug abuse, teen pregnancy, and vandalism • Laugh with your child • Build a lifelong loving relationship with your child
Why Good Parents Have Bad Kids is essential reading for every parent, written by a noted child advocate and juvenile criminologist.
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Published by Main Street Books Jan 01, 1991| 224 Pages| 5-1/2 x 8-1/2| ISBN 9780385417341