In Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say, Dr. Warren Farrell teaches us how to handle personal criticism without becoming defensive. He explains how being defensive evolved biologically when criticism was the sign of an enemy--and “putting up our defenses” was necessary for physical survival. However, Farrell says, “Defensiveness is the Achilles’ Heel of love.”
"Warren's a great narrator. Powerful & fact based."
The Best Interests of the Child gives every family concrete insights as to what to do if, for example, your child doesn't like her or his teacher; is preoccupied with computer games; doesn't help around the house; talks back disrespectfully.