The Parent-Child Dance: Strategies and Techniques For Staying One Step Ahead - Book Review

Ruminating Mommy, child minding, child psychology, strategies & techniques for raising a child

As imperfect parents and caregivers, we can always use some added guidance with issues that spring up with children and teens. Ronald A. Kotkin, PhD, and Aubrey H. Fine EdD have published 'The Parent-Child Dance: Strategies and Techniques For Staying One Step Ahead' as a practical guide based on their experience. 



"As parents, we hope to create healthy, loving relationships with our children while helping them develop the resilience that will serve them throughout their lives."


"Parents are attempting to influence their child's behavior, and their child's response is affecting their parents behavior. It is important to realize that parenting should not only be about what parents want their child to do, but must take into consideration what the child wants. Parents must try to consider their child's perspective if they are going to be successful in parenting."


"Parenting can be best understood as an intricate dance between the child and parent in which both parties need to work together to create harmony." 


Included in the book:

* What to expect as you take the authors' advice
* Raising teenagers
* Creating family cohesiveness through activities, traditions, and family meetings
* Helping children make friends and develop appropriate social skills
* Selecting a pet that will enhance the family dynamics
* Facilitating resiliency

Helpful Techniques:

* Positive reinforcement
* Effective communication
* Steps to decrease non-compliance and opposition
* Strategies to help reduce conflicts with siblings

Both sides of parent/child interaction are explored, and throughout the book "Parent Viewpoint" and "Child Viewpoint" inner thoughts are stated. For each frustration that parents feel there is the childs' viewpoint as well. 

'The Parent-Child Dance: Strategies and Techniques For Staying One Step Ahead' can be purchased at Chapters Indigo, Amazon.ca, and Walmart.


I received a copy of 'The Parent-Child Dance: Strategies and Techniques For Staying One Step Aheadfor my review. All opinions and reviews are my own.

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