Taking "No" for an Answer and Other Skills Children Need: 50 Games to Teach Family Skills (Tools for Everyday Parenting) (Hardcover)
Filled with more than 50 games designed to improve family relationships and social interactions, this book will help parents teach their children 12 basic skills—including listening, making appropriate requests, following directions, problem solving, and respecting boundaries—that will reduce sibling rivalries, eliminate whining and tantrums, stop interruptions, and decrease arguing, backtalk, and insults. The games are presented in an easy-to-follow recipe format and are accompanied by engaging illustrations. This is an excellent guide for preventing common family problems before they happen or stop them if an interaction is already out of hand. A downloadable activity guide is available at no charge on the Parenting Press website (parentingpress.com/activities.html).
About the Author
Laurie Simons, MA, is a counselor and the founding director of the Parent Television Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing parenting education worldwide. She has written and developed training materials, videos, books and manuals for schools, hospitals, and other agencies. She lives outside of Seattle. Dave Garbot is the illustrator of 365 Wacky, Wonderful Ways to Get Your Children to Do What You Want, Telling Isn't Tattling, and Temperament Tools. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.