This guide rejects "quick-fix" solutions and focuses on helping kids develop their own
self-discipline by owning up to their mistakes, thinking through solutions, and correcting their
misdeeds while leaving their dignity intact. Barbara Coloroso shows these principles in
action through dozens of examples -- from sibling rivalry to teenage rebellion; from common misbehaviors to substance abuse and antisocial behavior. She also explains how to parent strong-willed children, effective alternatives to time-outs, bribes, and threats, and how to help kids resolve disputes and serious injustices such as bullying. Filled with practical suggestions for handling the ordinary and extraordinary tribulations of growing up, this book helps you help your children grow into responsible, resilient, resourceful adults -- not because you tell them to, but because they want to.