Thursday, September 26, 2013

Review: You Can't Make Me by:Cynthia Tobias

You Can't Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded), Revised and Updated Edition: Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in Your Strong-Willed Child
About the Book:
Turn Conflict into Cooperation
 
Many parents suspect their strong-willed child is deliberately trying to drive them crazy. Difficult to discipline and seemingly impossible to motivate, these children present unique, exhausting, and often-frustrating challenges to the those who love them.

But strong will is not a negative trait. These same children have firm convictions, high spirits, a sense of adventure—all the makings of a great adult. In this book you’ll discover how to channel that passion and determination in positive ways as you build a healthy relationship. Through insights gained from strong-willed people of all ages, you’ll…
·         better understand how their minds really work.
·         discover positive ways to motivate your strong-willed child.
·         learn how to share control without compromising parental authority.
·         apply key tactics to survive a meltdown.
·         get practical tips for parents who disagree, blended families, and single parents.

Packed with  immediately useful strategies to drastically reduce the level of tension in the home (or in the classroom), You Can’t Make Me shows how you can start today to build a stronger, more positive relationship with your strong-willed child.


About the Author:
Cynthia Tobias received her master’s degree from Seattle Pacifi c University. Her successful background includes twenty-five years of private practice, eight years of teaching high school, and six years in law enforcement. The best-selling author of eight books, she is the busy mother of twin college-age sons. Cynthia and her husband live in the Seattle area.

My Review:
 I feel like all of my children are strong-willed. But in all honesty the last two have really tested my husband and I to no end. And everyday those tests keep getting longer and harder. Or 8 year old has always been "Mr. tough guy". He always has a problem with everything. Everything has just always been a struggle with him, it doesn't matter what it is. We thought there is no way we would ever be blessed with another child similar to his personality, surely God understood our struggles, and one would be enough. But of course we were blessed with another strong willed child.

 In the book, You Can't Make Me, author Cynthia Tobias, begins the book with giving the reader a short questionnaire to determine how strong willed someone in your family may be, complete with a scoring system. The author has carefully done all the ground work for you. You can use that passion and determination that your strong willed child possesses and use it for the betterment of your relationship.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Blogging For Books.