Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Well Behaved Child

John Rosemond proclaims that this book is a workshop in print form. I would agree with him. It is well thought out, easily understandable and challenging.
When I first received the book, I thought that our daughter had very few behavioral problems, but the first and second chapters let me know that there were some annoying habits that Rosemond believes can be removed with proper interaction. He identifies several common behavior problems, including homework struggles, defiance, and sleep issues that can be removed from your life.
I have tried this method for the past five days, after today, I'm not sold on all of the techniques Rosemond covers. I believe the Alpha speech and "Because I said so" are very helpful tools for our family. But as he states at the close of the novel, raising a child is not about a specific technique, it's about a relationship, not just with your children, but with God as well.
I highly recommend this book for parents, mainly because it gives a completely different perspective than the average parenting book. It takes a very simple concept of the parent being in charge and gives you not only permission to live that role, but also some steps to insure your child knows that.

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