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No More Misbehavin': 38 Difficult Behaviors and How to Stop Them



No More Misbehavin': 38 Difficult Behaviors and How to Stop Them

Michele Borba

ISBN: 978-0-787-97182-3 October 2003 Jossey-Bass 354 Pages


"This will be the only discipline book you'll ever need to raise good kids."
-from the Foreword by Jack Canfield, coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Soul and Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul

"Michele Borba offers insightful, realistic, and straightforward advice that is sure to get immediate results."
-Editor-in-Chief, Parents Magazine

"A sensitive, thoughtful, eminently practical book that will help parents help their children change behaviors that will improve the child's, and the entire family's, well being and happiness. A wonderful contribution!"
-Alvin Rosenfeld, M.D., child psychiatrist and coauthor, Over-Scheduled Child

Anger, Anxiety, Biting, Bossy, Bullied, Bullying, Chore Wars, Cynical, Defiant, Doesn't Listen, Fighting, Gives Up Easily, Hitting, Homework Battles, Hooked on Rewards, Impulsivity, Intolerant, Lying and Cheating, Materialistic, Mean, Negative Peer Pressure, No Friends, Over-Perfectionism, Poor Sportsmanship, Put-Downs, Rude, Selfish, Sibling Battles, Short Attention Span, Shy, Stealing, Swearing, Talking Back, Tattling, Teased, Temper Tantrums, Whining, Yelling.

Parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba tackles the most common bad behaviors that kids ages 3 to 12 repeat over and over behaviors that drive parents crazy. In this enormously useful, simple-to-use book she shows how to change these behaviors for good. For each negative behavior Dr. Borba offers a series of key tips and guidelines and outlines a step-by-step plan for a customized makeover that really works! Using the steps outlined in No More Misbehavin' will give you the help you need to raise kids with strong values and good character.


Foreword by Jack Canfield.

PART ONE: Preparing to Make Changes.

PART TWO: Behavior Makeover Basic.

PART THREE: Thirty-Eight Behavior Makeovers.

1. Anger.

2. Anxiety.

3. Biting.

4. Bossiness.

5. Bullied.

6. Bullying.

7. Chore Wars.

8. Cynicism.

9. Defiance.

10. Doesn’t Listen.

11. Fighting.

12. Giving Up Easily.

13. Hitting.

14. Homework Battles.

15. Hooked on Rewards.

16. Impulsivity.

17. Intolerance.

18. Lack of Friends.

19. Lying and Cheating.

20. Materialistic.

21. Meanness.

22. Negative Peer Pressure.

23. Overperfectionism.

24. Poor Sportsmanship.

25. Put-Downs.

26. Rudeness.

27. Selfishness.

28. Short Attention Span.

29. Shyness.

30. Sibling Battles.

31. Stealing.

32. Swearing.

33. Talking Back.

34. Tattling.

35. Teased.

36. Temper Tantrums.

37. Whining.

38. Yelling.

PART FOUR: How to Use Consequences.

PART FIVE: Don’t Forget to Tell Your Kids You Love Them!


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