Monday, January 13, 2020

Review: Raising the Challenging Child by:Buckwalter

 Raising the Challenging Child
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
What's the worst you've ever faced as a parent? An all-out tantrum at the mall? A son who won't take out his earbuds to listen to you? A daughter who's failing at school and won't do her homework? A teen who constantly breaks curfew? A call from the police? Whatever you're dealing with, Raising the Challenging Child will help.

Building on their work at Chaddock, a nonprofit organization that has worked with some of the most challenging kids in the nation for more than 150 years, the authors empower frustrated parents with practical tips and real-life examples on how to

- minimize behavioral meltdowns
- reduce conflict
- increase cooperation
- promote healthy attachment
- improve family relationships

The strategies they share work both for the child who is going through a difficult phase brought on by life disruption or trauma, and for the child who faces chronic struggles. Parents, teachers, and those who work with children and youth will find positive, practical steps they can start taking today in order to understand and address the baffling behavior of the child under their care.

My Review:
 Well, let me tell you what having a child that challenges you at every turn is NOT easy. Ever! Parents have a hard enough time these days without their children not cooperating. The generation we are living with these days is beyond "out of control". Our kids are subjected to things we never were at that age and it makes this mama very sad. My boys see things and hear things and learn about things that I never want them to see, especially at their age. To me, they should be left along to experience being children.

 With all that being said, you have to see that they have so many things being thrown at them on a daily basis, it can be hard for them to decipher what is real and what isn't. Its our jobs as parents to clear the clutter and show them whats important in life. Raising the Challenging Child, will show you many ways to approach a child that well, challenges you at every turn. This book will be able to help no matter the situation. The authors have tried to think about this from every angle.

 And as a parent I welcome this. We need something like this as a virtual guidebook to help our kiddos today before its too late.

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