You're Not the Boss of Me: Brat-proofing Your Four- to Twelve-Year-Old Child
For every parent who has ever wanted to scream, “Save me! My child is acting like a brat!” there’s You’re Not the Boss of Me. Filling a critical void in parenting manuals, revered childhood development and behavior expert Betsy Brown Braun, bestselling author of Just Tell Me What to Say, dispenses invaluable advice on how to brat-proof kids during the formative ages 4 through 12.
Book Description"Save me! My child is acting like a brat!"
What parent hasn't thought her child was a brat at one point or another? Whether your child really is a brat, is at risk of becoming one, or is simply trying to grow up in a world filled with temptations and distractions, you'll love this book! It's the ultimate hands-on guide to cultivating character traits that are tried-and-true "bratbusters." Full of no-nonsense, practical "Tips and Scripts," You're Not the Boss of Me offers just the help you need to deal with many of the more challenging behaviors typical of four- to twelve-year-olds. With Betsy Brown Braun's humorous, supportive, and authoritative voice as a guide, navigating some of the most exasperating aspects of these formative years with confidence and laying the groundwork for your child's future just got a whole lot easier!
It's All Here—What to Say and Do to Help Your Child:
- Get Over the Gimmes
- Tell the Truth
- Be Self-Reliant
- Develop Empathy
- Show Gratitude
- Be Respectful
- Take Responsibility
- Be Independent
- Exercise Humor
- and Not Be Spoiled!
Here are some of the chapters; "Did you hear me," "I can't do it myself, you do it," "No, you go to your room," "I'm bored," and "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme." Do any of those one-liners sound familiar to you? If so then this book is for you! Each chapter gives tips and scripts on how to be effective with your words.
The book isn't just for parents with bratty kids! It is full of tips on how to communicate with any child. I love the tips on how to answer questions that your child ask. If you child ask you a question and you aren't sure how to answer it then tell her "I want to answer that question in a way that you will understand and I am going to think about it and get back to you" and do that right away. Always listen to the question underneath the question and don't give more information than what they are asking.
Pick up the book this summer and read it! You won't regret it!
Thanks to HarperCollins for offering the book for me to read and review. The words written in My Take On The Book are my own tasty words and opinions.