Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
Many Americans know Dr. James Dobson as the founder of the group Focus on the Family which advocates building stronger family ties and honoring conservative moral values. As a psychologist, Dr. Dobson is also qualified to address the special challenges of raising a strong-willed child. In How to Raise the Strong-Willed Child, Dobson discusses the importance of responsibly disciplining strong-willed children and how their caregivers can help them develop positive self-esteem. He also advises parents to encourage strong-willed children to seek out their independence once they learn how to consistently behave in a respectful manner.
child-rearing, independence, respect, self-esteem, stubbornness, values