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You can't make me (but I can be persuaded)
Tobias, Cynthia Ulrich, 1953-
First edition.
Publication Information:
Colorado Springs, Colo. : WaterBrook Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
vii, 181 pages ; 23 cm
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HQ773 .T63 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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It's easy to recognize a strong-willed child. Difficult to discipline, at times impossible to motivate, strong-willed children present unique, frustrating, and often exhausting challenges to those who care for them. But now, the miracle parents long for can happen. Offering new hope, achievable goals, and a breath of fresh air to families and teachers, Cynthia Tobias explains how the mind of a strong-willed child works - and how to use that information to the child's best advantage.

Author Notes

Cynthia Ulrich Tobias is an author, speaker and educator in the field of learning styles. She is the founder and CEO of Applied Learning Styles, a program designed to train teachers and parents in a variety of learning styles.

Tobias has written Bringing Out the Best in Your Child: 80 Ways to Focus on Every Kid's Strengths and Every Child Can Succeed: Making the Most of Your Child's Learning Style. (Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

1. Who Is the Strong-Willed Child?p. 3
2. How Do I Build a Positive Relationship with My Strong-Willed Child?p. 21
3. How Do I Motivate My Strong-Willed Child?p. 45
4. So What's the Big Deal About School?p. 65
5. How Can I Best Discipline My Strong-Willed Child?p. 87
6. Finding the Right Career: What Will They Do with the Rest of Their Lives?p. 107
7. What About the Line Between Right and Wrong?p. 121
8. When Should I Do Something Drastic?p. 139
9. Is It Ever Too Late?p. 151
10. Epilogue: A Last Wordp. 167
Notesp. 169
Recommended Resourcesp. 171