Sample Chapter-Navigating Negativity: Parenting Strategies That Reduce Conflict and Create Calm

Susan Mortweet VanScoyoc

Sample Chapter-Navigating Negativity: Parenting Strategies That Reduce Conflict and Create Calm by Susan Mortweet VanScoyoc
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nonfiction Health, Parenting
For readers of:Parenting, Jim Fay, Daniel Siegel, Gary Chapman
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About the Book

Does your child find something wrong with just about everything? Are simple requests to do chores or homework met with meltdowns? Have you run out of ideas for cheering on your rigid perfectionist? If your child's negativity is wreaking havoc in your home, Dr. Susan Van Scoyoc is ready to help! She is a parent and board-certified child psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping overwhelmed parents discover solutions for negativity. In this book, she expertly applies the most compelling research on self-regulation to the realities of today's parenting, helping you and your family embrace an optimistic new beginning. Discover practical, positive parenting strategies that transform your household from frustrated to flexible. No kid cooperation required!

This sample chapter will help you discover 3 key facts for understanding your negative thinker. You will never view your grouchy child the same way again!

About the Author

Dr. Susan Mortweet Van Scoyoc is a board-certified, child psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience supporting the mental health needs of children and families. She spent more than a decade at Children's Mercy Hospital in the Kansas City area helping children with and without medical conditions improve their well-being. She currently practices at Pediatric Associates of University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital serving children struggling with anxiety, depression, behavior problems, social worries, and poor adjustment to life's stressors. Dr. Van Scoyoc is a best-selling author for the American Psychological Association. She shares her research-based and clinical knowledge about treatments for pediatric behavioral health issues with her fellow specialists. Professionals all over the world use her textbook, Treatments that Work: Empirically Supported Strategies for Managing Childhood Problems, to teach others about effective treatment strategies. She is also the co-author of Parenting That Works: Building Skills That Last a Lifetime, aimed at parents looking to build confidence in their child-rearing skills. Translated into at least four languages, it serves to encourage parents all over the world to focus on the skills their children need to reach their potential. Dr. Van Scoyoc is married and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and writing. Just like most parents, her children are teaching her more than she is teaching them about just what a kid needs to succeed in today's world!

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