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Tricky Kids: Transforming Conflict and Freeing Their Potential

Andrew Fuller


Published: 2007
Price: $26.99 GST inc.
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The author is an Australian clinical psychologist and family therapist. The book gives parents insight into the behaviours of a difficult child and highlights the strengths and potential of strong-willed kids. In Tricky Kids, Andrew Fuller shows parents and teachers how to manage these kids, and help them to change and develop positive life habits - including an awareness of others, dealing with anger, staying focused and forming true friendships.Have you read this book?  Please add a review below. We would love to know what you think about this book.  

A book for: Parents of children aged 2 to 18

happychild's Review

This author has a special interest in resilience and emotional intelligence in children. He is a clinical psychologist and family therapist based in Melbourne, Australia. If you have a child that you find difficult or tricky to parent, we think you'll find many helpful ideas and approaches in this book. Andrew Fuller describes the different 'kinds' of tricky kids, such as "the Negotiatior" or "the Manipulator" and gives parents ideas about how to respond and nurture these fabulously challenging children. Andrew Fuller also has the knack of seeing how having a "tricky" kid can also indicate strengths in your child. We think you'll find this a very helpful and positive approach to parenting your difficult child.

Highlights/Quotes

"Belonging is the cornerstone of resilience, and is the most powerful antidote we have to self-harm, violence and drug abuse. Look for areas of distorted belonging in your child. Look for opportunities to increase belonging. This will take some time, but it is the bedrock of an improved family." "Tricky kids  have strengths that are often useful in adult life but are not valued in childhood....Tricky Kids need to be able to recognise their own strengths and talents."

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