For parents everywhere whose kids complain about helping around the house, stall over homework, and bicker with one other, help is at hand. With compassion and humour, this book takes on the most common points of kid-induced friction - those altercations and annoying behaviors that drive parents most nuts - and offers quick, practical how-to advice for how to handle them. It explains to parents how to navigate everyday challenges, from helping kids learn responsibility for their possessions to getting them to stop tattling, whining, and using disrespectful language. Complete with solutions, helpful hints, and interesting bits of information, this indispensable guide offers exasperated parents the emotional support and reassurance they need to reduce friction and increase communication in the household.
Lauri Berkenkamp is a former faculty member of Vermont College of Norwich University. She is the author of ""Mom, the Toilet's Clogged!" Kid Disasters and How to Fix Them," "Talking to Your Kids About Sex," and "Teaching Your Children Good Manners." She lives in Strafford, Vermont. Steven C. Atkins, PsyD., is an instructor and clinical associate for Dartmouth Medical School. He lives in Hanover, New Hampshire. Charlie Woglom is a cartoonist and illustrator. He lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.