Mom, I Hate You!

Mom, I Hate You!

Children's Provocative Communication : What It Means and What to Do About It

Book - 2003
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"You Can't Make Me!" "You're Stupid!" "I Wish You Were Dead." From embarrassing public displays of defiance and snide remarks at the dinner table to shocking outbursts of hate and anger, children often communicate in ways that push the notion of freedom of expression way beyond acceptable boundaries. In Mom, I Hate You!, respected psychotherapist Don Fleming demonstrates that such behavior is a natural, necessary part of growing up and offers parents effective strategies for responding to provocative statements and establishing meaningful, mutually satisfying parent-child communications. Dr. Fleming takes parents through these tactics step by step, including: • Decoding the meaning behind children's words • Responding to the meaning, not the words • Strategies for change--incentives and consequences • Provocative communication and sibling rivalry • Line-by-line examples Dr. Fleming explains how to decode the emotional message behind a child's seemingly rude, mean-spirited, or disrespectful words and helps parents evaluate their own habitual, often counterproductive reactions to specific situations and behavior patterns. Using realistic examples, he shows that parents can reduce antagonizing and aggressive confrontations while teaching their kids to express their emotions freely and honestly.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2003.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780609808566
Characteristics: 244 p.
Additional Contributors: Ritts, Mark


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Dec 11, 2010

its helpful, informative and lovely to start reading this book, when just a couple of weeks ago my 4 years old started saying, i don't like you ',i don't like this life, ''i will ask God to call you back to sky'.such things just ruined my peace of mind,as he is just 4 years and my only son.
After going through this book , i got my mind"s peace back, as it was just that we were then just move here in Canada and his father was still there in back home and he was missing his father and back home, and was complaining me that i was just me who did this wrong thig to him.then i made him understand (as was described in the book) that this is just for a short time that we are not with you father and things went normal then.
thank you the author

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