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The only failure is not trying.
March 8, 2008
Sarah Chana Radcliffe practices psychology in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of Make Yourself at Home (Menucha Press 2012), The Fear Fix HarperCollins 2013) and Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice (HarperCollins 2006).
September 3, 2008 1:10 PM
HAD TO BUY THE BOOK!!
After having watched the clip, I couldn't help but buy the book immediately. My mother was a yeller and I vowed to never be the same. However, after "arguing" and "debating" with my strong willed 4 year old, it seems to be the only solution. Now, I know there is a "real" solution! Thanks Sarah Chana
March 13, 2008 10:43 AM
Thanks for the Reassurance
I have been using this method for years and usually it works well. (My kids think I'm quite reasonable, most of the time!)However, I have occasionally come under critism from other parents for "ignoring" or "neglecting" my children by walking away from their arguments. Thank you for reassuring me that I'm on the right track!
March 11, 2008 11:05 AM
Excellent advice. What a pity I had not heard this 50 yeats ago, then it certainly would have saved a lot of heartache.
March 10, 2008 7:27 AM
sarah Chana thank you for this book :) Thank You :)
March 9, 2008 10:39 PM
I'm gonna try it...
I'll let you know how it works
March 9, 2008 3:41 PM
Great advice given in great manner.
Thanks for simple and effective reminder
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