Parents often confuse love with overindulgence, afraid to subject their children to a moment of frustration or deprive them of anything they might desire. But in order to become resilient and responsible adults, children must learn that they can't always get their way.
Since motherhood is now her most important role, beloved actress Marilu Henner has often turned to Dr. Ruth Velikovsky Sharon, a highly respected psychoanalyst, for advice on raising her own children. This practical, accessible guidebook that they've compiled together shows parents how to:
Establish parent-child contracts and effective methods of discipline
Handle temper tantrums, bedtime issues, sibling rivalry, lying, and much more
Help their children tolerate frustration and become comfortable with difficult feelings
Filled with dozens of real-life questions, practical advice, and humorous anecdotes, I Refuse to Raise a Brat is a witty and useful resource to help parents raise secure and self-reliant children.
Marilu Henner is well known for her roles in Taxi and Evening Shade and her participation in The Celebrity Apprentice. She is the author of two other New York Times bestselling books, Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover and Healthy Life Kitchen. She lives in Los Angeles.
Ruth Velikovsky Sharon, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She cohosts a weekly radio show, The Couch, with her son, Rafael. Her father, Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky, was a colleague of Sigmund Freud.