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

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

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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!

Editorial Reviews

Review of the entire book coming out this fall:

Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

Navigating Negativity: Practical Parenting Strategies to Reduce Conflict and Create Calm by Susan M. Van Scoyoc is a handy guide to all parents out there dealing with children who are negative. The strategies in the book are positive and practical, and will help to transform the ambiance in the household to that of a positive one. Negativity impacts every aspect of a child’s life while growing up, and there is a visible struggle when it comes to self-confidence, coping skills, family relationships, maintaining friendships, participating in new activities, comfort level in unfamiliar situations, and depression. The facts for understanding a negative child, how to reach out and teach a negative thinker, how to parent confidently with a negative child around, and tips for creating calm will help families to get rid of their frustrations, boost their confidence, and have a new beginning.

I like the author’s approach to a topic that is relevant but has not been discussed that much. Her experience is evident from the way she has dealt with a difficult topic. Reading this book will be comforting to many parents as it will help them to reach out to their children and make positive changes. Mostly, reading the book will give them hope; they will know there is light at the end of the tunnel. The chapter on frequently asked questions about negativity is helpful to parents when it comes to addressing many issues at home while dealing with the negativity of their child. This book is not only for parents dealing with negativity at home, but also for tutors, educators, caregivers, counselors, and therapists who handle these children.

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