When faced with a misbehaving child, do you find yourself resorting to lecturing, reminding, or even yelling? Do you sometimes feel helpless and panicky after you have tried everything you know to do and your child still seems "out of control" or withdrawn? Do you feel frustrated when nothing you are doing is moving your children to be responsible and achieve their unique potential? Ask More, Tell Less provides a new model of parenting that can help transform the growing-up years. Life will become fulfilling and enjoyable rather than an ongoing, painful collision of wills. Behavior troubles diminish or vanish when children discover that they have the power to make their lives run more smoothly. These methods are not a "cater to the children" approach. Instead, they take the pressure off parents and put the whole family on a positively different road, traveling together in a land of mutual dignity and respect, maturity, and lasting change. Greg Warburton brings time-tested, practical methods out from behind the counselor's door to enable you to give your children the greatest gift of all: self-reliance. Through artful questioning, you can give them a clear and compelling road map for getting on with growing up in this rapidly changing world.
This book is AMAZING. It is one of those practical books that a parent can use throughout their child's life to help them negotiate many tough situations and everyday situations. It not only allows parents to learn the skills needed and knowledge required to help our children to become self-reliant, but it also helps to get parents out of their repeated patterns and away from negative reactions. I feel that this book is priceless and I am so glad that I have it. I am not a perfect parent. I make mistakes. This book helps me to find new ways to interact with my kids and form bonds, rather than break them. I love all the self reflecting I did while reading via the questions presented in the book and I find myself trying to step back and think about the things that I have read when I am interacting with my children. I feel like is this the go to book for all parents. I rate it 5 stars and I know that I will be referencing it a lot.