Relationship With Your Child

Proven Techniques to Strengthen Your 

What's the worst you've ever faced as a parent? An all-out tantrum at the mall? A son who won't take out his earbuds to listen to you? A daughter who's failing at school and won't do her homework? A teen who constantly breaks curfew? A call from the police? Whatever you're dealing with, Raising the Challenging Child will help. 

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Building on their work at Chaddock, a nonprofit organization that has worked with some of the most challenging kids in the nation for more than 150 years, the authors empower frustrated parents with practical tips and real-life examples on how to:

  • minimize behavioral meltdowns

  • reduce conflict

  • increase cooperation

  • promote healthy attachment

  • improve family relationships

The strategies they share work both for the child who is going through a difficult phase brought on by life disruption or trauma and for the child who faces chronic struggles. Parents, teachers, and those who work with children and youth will find positive, practical steps they can start taking today in order to understand and address the baffling behavior of the child under their care.


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Debbie Reed

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Karen Doyle Buckwalter


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“I strongly recommend this book. The authors present a clear and lively guide to parenting based on their many years’ experience working with challenging children, along with their extensive understanding of the latest research and thinking in the field of developmental psychology and therapeutic treatment. This book will be welcomed by all parents who struggle to connect with, support, and guide their children through the challenging moments and who hope to create a warm and understanding relationship with their children.”

—  Phyllis Booth, MA, LMFT, LCPC, RPT-S