Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Well-Behaved Child review

I have been a parent for 11 years. I have read A LOT of parenting books. Within the last few years I've grown disenchanted because they all started to blend together and sound the same. I admit I wasn't sure about this book when I first heard of it. BUT - after I started reading, I was captivated! John Rosemond writes in a practical tone and to the heart of every parent. Using specific examples, practical techniques and frequent questions drawn from his years of Family Psychology and personal experience as a parent, Rosemond addresses techniques and parental attitudes toward discipline. He writes as if in the room with you, chatting over a cup of coffee. My favorite part of reading this book was the realization that ALL kids misbehave. We so frequently feel like failures as parents because our children misbehave. Children are born with a sinful nature, just like the rest of us. Rosemond's straight-forward approaches are likely to offend the sensibilities of those who believe that discipline stifles children, but parents who are dedicated to shaping their children's behaviors, to eliminating "negotiations", and to raising truly well-behaved children will find a treasure trove in this book. The book includes -

Seven Fundamentals of Effective Discipline
Seven Discipline Tools You Can't Do Without
Seven Top Behavior Problems of All-Time
Seven Tales of the Strange and Un-Expected

Intrigued? You should be!

John Rosemond is a family psychologist, popular speaker, featured guest on major televison talk shows, and syndicated columnist for more than two hundered newspapers. He and his wife, Willie, married forty-one years, have two adult children and seven grandchildren.

This book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson publishers.


The Mrs. said...

I must go look for this book at the library!

I have such a hard time balancing my expectations with what they are trully able to do. After all like you said all kids misbehave. But I do so crave perfect kids : )

Melinda said...

Thanks for this! I will have to check it out. I love John Rosemond. I have his book Parent Power! and love his straightforward approach. I'm like you .. I've read so many parenting books they are all muddled in my mind. The fact that this one stands out in your mind certainly says something. Perhaps there's hope for me to get my youngens in line yet! ;0)

S said...

Justin is reading this right now. After reading your review I may have to take a look. I was just lamenting that it's always the moms that read the parenting books and have the meetings with other moms to talk about our children. I should note that he is reading this because he is reviewing it for Thomas Nelson. ;o)

Nutmeg said...

Oh, now wait...*MY* kids NEVER misbehave! LOL! Actually, I think that is a realization we all need to meet...perfection just ain't going to happen!

Amy @ Raising Arrows

Tonya said...

This sounds like a book worth checking out. I have a two year old...nuff said. :-)