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Help! The Kids Are at It Again

by Elizabeth Crary, M.S.

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“Elizabeth Crary has a deserved reputation for her ability to write easily accessible books for parents which show grounding in research and theory. This provocative book builds on that reputation. . .She rightly puts primary emphasis on parental roles in responding to quarrels and their teaching/modeling roles of parents.”
“Reader’s Corner: Practical Resources on Dealing with Conflict,” Family Forum, Minnesota Council on Family Relations
Sibling rivalry: It’s been around since the days of Cain and Abel, Jacob and Esau. It seems that quarreling among brothers and sisters is a part of everyday life in most families. This author tries [to] explain how to work through the quarreling and use children’s conflicts to teach them “people” skills essential to getting along within their families and in the outside world. The author uses examples of common situations between rival siblings and explains how the conflict can be used to teach children about relationships.
Charlotte Parent/Our Kids & Teens
Sibling quarrels occur in every family. Some families manage better than others, but all need to deal with this problem constructively. The author offers steps family members can take to turn the conflicts into learning opportunities. Drawing from real-life examples and situations, the STAR parenting process is introduced: Stop, Think of Ideas, Act effectively, and Review. Many parents will feel that they already follow these steps; however it is still reassuring to read about the method in a systematic way. If you are a parent looking for effective ways to deal with your children’s quarrels, this book will certainly be helpful.
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80 pages
$13.95 paperback
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