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The everything parent's guide to the strong-willed child : a positive approach to increase self-control, improve communication, and reduce conflict


Put a stop to the endless cycle of battles with your child, and rebuild a relationship based on love and respect rather than conflict. This guide has everything you need to raise capable, happy, and agreeable kids!

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Other Authors: Pickhardt, Carl E., 1939- Everything parent's guide to the strong-willed child.


  • 9781440533426 (pbk.)
  • 1440533423 (pbk.)

Edition: 2nd ed.

Publisher, Date: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, c2012.

Description: 304 p. ; 22 cm.

Other Title:

  • Parent's guide to the strong-willed child
  • Guide to the strong-willed child
  • Strong-willed child


  • Rev. ed. of: The everything parent's guide to the strong-willed child / Carl E. Pickhardt. c2005.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Strong will means willfulness
  • Hallmarks of a strong-willed child
  • In praise of the strong-willed child
  • Problems with being a strong-willed child
  • Working for willingness
  • The problem with being a strong-willed parent
  • When a willful child runs the family
  • Building blocks for getting back in charge
  • Roadblocks to getting back in charge
  • Handling discipline
  • Handling conflict
  • Maintaining emotional sobriety
  • ADD and ADHD children and willfulness
  • Introducing education
  • How adolescence increases willfulness
  • Freedom and willfulness
  • Willfulness in early adolescence
  • Anticipating later adolescence
  • The willful only child
  • Substance use increases willfulness.

LCCN: 2012004286

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