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The New Strong-Willed Child

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Dr. James Dobson has completely rewritten, updated, and expanded his classic best-seller The Strong-Willed Child for a new generation of parents and teachers. The New Strong-Willed Child follows on the heels of Dr. Dobson's phenomenal best seller Bringing Up Boys. It offers practical how-to advice on raising difficult-to-handle children and incorporates the latest research with Dr. Dobson's legendary wit and wisdom.

The New Strong-Willed Child is being rushed to press for parents needing help dealing with sibling rivalry, adhd, low self-esteem, and other important issues. This audiobook is a must-listen for parents and teachers struggling to raise and teach children who are convinced they should be able to live by their own rules!

©2004 James C. Dobson, Inc. (P)2004 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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  • JG
  • 04-03-16

Answer to my prayers!

I was referred to this book by a friend when I was about to throw the towel in on homeschooling. I was frustrated and cried daily. My son was testing me every minute of every day and my children were fighting all the time. This book had me in tears...not sad tears but years of relief! It only took 2 days to get through this wonderful book. In these past 2 days I can see a difference in my household already!!!! Thank God for this book and Mr Dobson!

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  • Barbara
  • 27-07-19

Awesome

whether you think you have a strong-willed Child or not, I recommend it for any parent. Just a lot of good advice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-05-19

Religion and hitting based

Many religious references. Also many stories involving hitting a child which has been proven to affect their mental development. NOT an approach that is successful for a strong willed child.

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  • Liza Miller
  • 20-03-16

Very helpful!

The interview with the moms of strong-willed children was very helpful. I've recommended this book to many of my friends. Every child has a strong will in some senses, but some are truly more challenging and Dr. Dobson offers sound advice for us as parents.

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  • MGSG03
  • 19-04-15

So glad I chose the audio version!

Wonderful book. I chose this audiobook because I was wanted different ideas for raising my daughter. After reading this I felt encouraged and empowered. My favorite chapter was with the live interviews from one of his radio shows. I thoroughly enjoyed that addition.

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  • Jed Y. Pittman
  • 02-08-16

a real disappointment from Dobson.

another preachy sermon that gets real off topic, raising strong willed children, and just wants you to pray. no thanks. I'm in the real world and need real solutions. let me save you the time and money, you are already doing what Dobson may suggest, and he offers no New or Helpful techniques. he mainly wants you to spank, be firm, be loving and then pray and spank some more. That's about it.

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  • Kerri Lyn Strunk
  • 03-01-20

Evangelical Christian-based book

While there is nothing wrong with taking a Christian-based perspective to child raising, I do believe the fact this book relies solely on Christianity should have been included in the description. Those who are Jewish, Muslim or agnostic will likely feel disconnected when reading this book. If you want a book focused on raising a Strong-Willed child rather than stories about parents praying or “laying hands” on their children, I would suggest a myriad of other books available.

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  • Lyndsey Byers
  • 31-12-19

Some direction for parents

There is something in this book that can help any parent, of any child, of any age.

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  • Lynn Torres
  • 06-09-19

Good balance for parenting

this book was a good balance between the positive parenting movement and the firm discipline of our grandparents. I think modern parents struggle to find a balance and dr. Dobson delivered with the new strong-willed child book. while he doesn't say that we need to spank our kids nor does he say we need to affirm them with positive encouragement, I walked away feeling like I had the tools to control myself when those instances arise when I'm dealing with my strong-willed child and she's winning the battle. before I felt like I didn't know what to do with the child beforehand, before things got out of hand. I think he gave me the tools to correct her and to give her warnings and then to discipline. the most helpful part was the warning that if you do this, this is what's going to happen. with the positive parenting they always focused on ME counting to ten and ME as the parent walking away or Me as the parent doing something about myself when I don't feel like I'm the one that's the strong-willed person here. I'm the grown-up and the child needs to listen.! I feell like the positive movement takes away my power and dr. Dobson in this book helps me to regain that power. It says I am not crazy. but I'm dealing with a child that needs me to be sane.there were so many times when I would just explode because I couldn't handle it anymore. I couldn't even measure or notice my anger rise until she would do something deliberately disrespectful. and in those moments I had no idea how to control myself. in the last three days since listening to this book, I have had zero of those moments. when the thermometer spiked up on my anger with her, I knew exactly how to handle it. and really there weren't any of those spikes because I had given her her warning and I told her what I expected of her and if she did it she expected something to happen. The look on her face diffused me. I was almost prepared for it. the preparation helped keep those spikes of anger at a minimum. that is how I had self-control. because I watched and I waited for her to deliberately disobey and she did. it was no longer an uncontrolled fit of anger or rage and sobbing afterwards because I lost control of myself;, in the last three days, my experiences have been: " now let me see if she's going to do it", and then my reactions are calculated. that's the best thing I can say about this book. It gave me control by forcing me to Warn, Wait and Waatch

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  • Ann
  • 31-07-19

Parent of Micropreemie

Preemies have a tendency to be strong- willed. They almost have to in order to survive. My micropreemie didn't want to come out during an emergency C-section. I figured it was due the our human nature to survive. She came out head strong and has been ever since. She was a 27 weeker and now turning 3, hope for NICU moms out there. This book has been an eye opener for helping me with my daughter but also to take back to my classroom.

Thank you Dr. Dobson!!