Help--My Kid is Driving Me Crazy: The 17 Ways Kids Manipulate Their Parents, and What You Can Do About It

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Nationally respected child and family psychologist, Dr. David Swanson, offers parents clear and simple techniques for disarming the strategies kids use to manipulate them -- Thereby reducing conflict and restoring peace and happiness back into the home.

Every parent knows that children quickly learn how to manipulate in order to get what they want.  Now, this invaluable and insightful quick-reference book, written by a prominent clinical psychologist who regularly appears as an expert on television shows including The TODAY Show, The Early Show and EXTRA, identifies the 17 unique and specific ways children manipulate their parents as well as how to stop each tactic. These uncannily sophisticated and undermining strategies include:

  • Emotional Blackmail
  • Shutting Down
  • Negotiation
  • Confrontation and Protest
  • Playing the Victim
  • Divide and Conquer
  • Casting Doubt

Filled with informative and practical advice, this insightful, award-winning guide is designed to get parents the help they need in "5 minutes or less!"  If you are a parent desperate to put an end to the conflict and begin building a strong, loving relationship with your child, "Help" has arrived.

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David Swanson, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Encino, California, treats children, teens, and families suffering from anxiety disorders, behavioral difficulties, and social problems to improve parent-child relationships.

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