parenting book recommendation

When the Labels Don't Fit: A New Approach to Raising a Challenging Child just may be the book I thought I was going to have to write. Now that Barbara Probst has done it, I can just sit back and relax and send you all to her. She might even put me outta business!

This book is a priceless resource if you struggle with your child's behavior, and/or wonder why he or she can't be more like those mild-mannered, cooperative kids you know. It includes an extensive questionnaire that will help you identify where your child is located on a spectrum of different temperamental traits, and then goes on to list concrete strategies to bring out the best in your child.

Probst will help you see what is RIGHT about your child, as well as teach you exactly how to minimize tantrums, crying jags, emotional outbursts, resistance, and power struggles. This book gets my highest recommendation.

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