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Bad attitude : reverse your child's rudeness in 1 week--with food
Ricker, Audrey.
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Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale, [2002]

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x, 214 pages ; 22 cm
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"Distributed to the book-trade by St. Martin's Press"--T.p. verso.
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RJ506.A35 R53 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Rudeness, laziness, apathy, backtalk, and self-centeredness....this description fits many teens, pre-teens, and younger children, but these behaviors may be helped or even halted by diet in as little as one week. Dr. Audrey Ricker, author of the bestseller Backtalk and Whining, realized that families fight over these issues, resulting in acrimony and doctors bills, when many foods and supplements can cure rudeness. Bad Attitude also includes strategies to help kids understand and accept these diet changes. Research studies support all the recommendations given by the authors, and Dr. Brian Cabin, a practicing pediatrician, shows clinical proof that kids can become the great youngsters you used to know once again. Getting your child to behave doesnt have to be a battle.

Author Notes

Audrey Ricker, Ph.D., is a mother, teacher, researcher of child behavior, and author of books on discipline and parenting. She teaches at the University of Arizona in Tucson
Brian Cabin, M.D., M.D.(H)., is a pediatrician, general practitioner, and nutrition instructor and is board-certified in homeopathy. He is a clinical lecturer in the department of medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 How Food Affects Your Child's Body and Behavior
Chapter 1 Is Food Causing Your Child's Rudeness?p. 11
Chapter 2 Identifying the Symptoms of Food-Related Rudenessp. 24
Chapter 3 The Unmistakable Biological Link between Nutrition and Behaviorp. 31
Part 2 Solutions That Reverse Rudeness
Chapter 4 Food Curesp. 45
Chapter 5 Basics of Nutrition and Planning Your Child's Menup. 71
Chapter 6 The Best and Worst Attitude-Altering Foods for Your Childp. 91
Chapter 7 Beyond Nutrition: The AAA Method for Reversing Bad Attitudep. 111
Part 2 Making It Work in Your Home
Chapter 8 Your Game Plan: A Week's Worth of Menus and Recipesp. 129
Chapter 9 Helping Kids Deal with Problem Food Situationsp. 151
Chapter 10 Making It Happenp. 169
Chapter 11 Your New Happy Home: Making Positive Changes That Lastp. 190
Epiloguep. 201
Resourcesp. 203
Indexp. 206