Liking the Child You Love

Liking the Child You Love

Build A Better Relationship With your Kids--even When They're Driving You Crazy

Book - 2009
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Offers proven strategies for taming toxic thought patterns of parents about their unruly children, and provides guidelines to improving the defiant behavior of children by changing one's own parenting mindset.

Perseus Publishing

“I shouldn’t have to tell him that again!”

“She is just so spoiled.”

“They don’t appreciate anything I do for them.”


Do you feel like you’re at the end of your rope? Are you exhausted by your kids arguing over every little thing? Finally there’s a name for your feelings: “Parent Frustration Syndrome” (PFS). No kid is perfect, but parents often don’t realize just how much their own thoughts, rather than their children’s behavior, contribute to being emotionally overwhelmed and discouraged.
In Liking the Child You Love, Renowned psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein offers proven strategies for taming the 9 most common toxic thought patterns that stop us from parenting effectively:


• The “Always or Never” Trap

• Label Gluing

• Seething Sarcasm

• Smoldering Suspicions

• Detrimental Denial

• Emotional Overheating

• Blame Blasting

• “Should” Slamming

• Dooming Conclusions


As you identify and put a stop to PFS’s negative thought patterns, you’ll be amazed at how your kids’ defiant behavior quickly improves, without having to raise your voice or dole out harsh punishments. Soon you will have a closer, calmer, and more loving relationship with your kids—just by changing your own mindset.


How to recognize and cope with ?Parent Frustration Syndrome” (PFS): negative thoughts and feelings about your children


Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Lifelong, c2009
Edition: 1st Da Capo press ed
ISBN: 9780738212616
Branch Call Number: 646.78 Ber
Characteristics: xix, 250 p. ; 21 cm

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