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Aint Misbehavin: A Guide for Parents

March 25, 2011

Have you ever had a kid or a teen that misbehaved? I have! I can remember well the tantrums, the little princess laying on the floor a kicking and a wailing because she wanted want she wanted in the moment. I remember well having to deal with a daughter who loved to strip because her clothes just were not comfy. Now days I just have a teen with attitude. But no matter what you are dealing with, guess what, you are not alone!

Every parent deals with misbehaving kids. Sometimes we want to pull our hair out, some days it is frustrating and for me some days seemed like a power struggle.  Recently I had the chance to attend Alyson Schafer’s  book launch for Aint Misbehavin, her 3rd book on the subject of parenting.

I was lucky enough to be able to ask Alyson a question about those dang power struggles. Well her answer to me has helped me redefine my relationship with my tween. We are having more and more genuine conversations and working as a team.  Instead of I am your mom, so just do it. There is conversation. There is more peace here now and well alot more fun for both me and her. So I am thankful to Alyson for her suggestion.

In her book Aint Misbehavin she lists 100 of our common parenting struggles from boggers to tv time she covers the gambit with practical solutions that have an impact. The layout makes the book an easy read and a great guide, because you can get to the solution for your exact issue in a matter of seconds. Trust me this book will be dogmarked by the time you are done raising your kids.

I am fortunate enough thanks to Mom Central Canada to have a copy to give away here on my blog. Actually I am giving away a second copy as well at the Twitter party I am having on April 9th(details soon).

If you would like to win a copy of Alyson’s Aint Misbehavin just leave me a comment here letting me know why you would want to read her book. What issues are you dealing with with your kids?Contest closes April 21 st.

*I did receive a copy of her book to review free, but as always the opinions here are my own.  Giveaway is from Mom Central Canada who I am blessed to work with.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2011 4:56 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book to help me understand and appropriately handle when your child laughs in your face when you firmly – and seriously – tell her not to do something. 😉

  2. March 25, 2011 5:13 pm

    I would love a copy of this book. Now that I have a very strong willed 3 year old I am needing ome help to step up my game.

  3. March 27, 2011 2:45 pm

    I would love a copy of the book so that I can figure out how to better interact with my stepchildren. Since they’ve become tweens they seem to have been abducted by aliens. 🙂

  4. March 27, 2011 10:20 pm

    I have an almost teenager that can have a bit of an attitude from time to time. So any help would be great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. TheTurnipsMum permalink
    March 28, 2011 5:01 am

    Help!! my beautiful baby boy has turned into a right turnip lately very spirited, I love watching the parenting show and this would be second best to begging Alyson to move in with us for a month or two!
    He has started to hit when he dosent get his way, he hits the cat or dog, Ive tried some stratagies but after a 150$ vet bill Im short on cash and paitence.
    I love my son and my pets I hope to find a way we can all just get along.
    PS The dog is fine now and the cat just runs away when she sees him.
    Hope I win I looked for the book in the local library but it wasnt available.

  6. Sherry permalink
    March 28, 2011 11:46 am

    Ugh. For me, I’d like to read the book because of his darned negative attitude. Everything is such a TRAGEDY! We need to get HAIRCUTS! His laptop is set to turn itself off at 9:30! SIGH! EYEROLL! FLOUNCE OFF IN A TEMPER!

  7. Kathy permalink
    March 30, 2011 1:16 am

    I definitely need to read this book! I am having the hardest time figuring out how to handle my tween daughter’s attitude lately. It’s like she’s become a different person, and I want to be supportive but boy, it’s certainly not easy… We need to work on our communication before she becomes a teenager, or I’m going to be in big trouble.

  8. April 5, 2011 1:29 pm

    Hmmm, my DD just turned 13. That sums that up!

    The Teen Attitude is what I want to learn how to cope with.

  9. April 9, 2011 11:40 pm

    I need a copy of this book. My kids are 13 and 15 (16 in 3 weeks) and I am going crazzzzyyyy!

  10. Lisa g permalink
    April 22, 2011 12:13 am

    This book will help me deal with sibling rivalry. My 3 year old and 10 month old are already starting.

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