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The New Strong-Willed Child

Narrated by: John Fuller
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (493 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dr. James Dobson has completely rewritten, updated, and expanded his classic best seller The Strong-Willed Child for a new generation of parents and teachers. The New Strong-Willed Child follows on the heels of Dr. Dobson's phenomenal best seller Bringing Up Boys. It offers practical how-to advice on raising difficult-to-handle children and incorporates the latest research with Dr. Dobson's legendary wit and wisdom.

The New Strong-Willed Child is being rushed to press for parents needing help dealing with sibling rivalry, ADHD, low self-esteem, and other important issues. This audiobook is a must-listen for parents and teachers struggling to raise and teach children who are convinced they should be able to live by their own rules!

©2004 James C. Dobson, Inc. (P)2004 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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  • JG
  • 03-04-16

Answer to my prayers!

I was referred to this book by a friend when I was about to throw the towel in on homeschooling. I was frustrated and cried daily. My son was testing me every minute of every day and my children were fighting all the time. This book had me in tears...not sad tears but years of relief! It only took 2 days to get through this wonderful book. In these past 2 days I can see a difference in my household already!!!! Thank God for this book and Mr Dobson!

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Very helpful!

The interview with the moms of strong-willed children was very helpful. I've recommended this book to many of my friends. Every child has a strong will in some senses, but some are truly more challenging and Dr. Dobson offers sound advice for us as parents.

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So glad I chose the audio version!

Wonderful book. I chose this audiobook because I was wanted different ideas for raising my daughter. After reading this I felt encouraged and empowered. My favorite chapter was with the live interviews from one of his radio shows. I thoroughly enjoyed that addition.

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a real disappointment from Dobson.

another preachy sermon that gets real off topic, raising strong willed children, and just wants you to pray. no thanks. I'm in the real world and need real solutions. let me save you the time and money, you are already doing what Dobson may suggest, and he offers no New or Helpful techniques. he mainly wants you to spank, be firm, be loving and then pray and spank some more. That's about it.

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Born again christian based

Was disappointed by the born again view point of this book. Especially since it wasn't mentioned in the description or reviews. The introduction tells how the author beat his recalcitrant dachshund with a belt??? Later on a mother tells how she had to discipline her 5 year old daughter by putting her in the garage! Then prays over her every day asking the holy spirit for guidance. Really???

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horrible

horrible horrible horrible. not helpful. I don't need hours of examples. waste of time and money. didn't get past chapter 4. I would have given one star but my phone wouldn't let me.

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Christian child rearing that involves some spanking

I thought it is a great read. We were and maybe still partially are anti-spanking in our home. The book was very helpful with our strong willed 4 almost 5 yr old. I liked the section talking about taking emotion out and spanking before the parent gets mad. I would agree that I would rather my son be spanked than me loosing my mind and verbally abusing him. I am using the trapezius squeeze that he describes in the book when it comes to a direct defiance. No emotion from me, no yelling, just a little squeeze. It reminds me of dog training which the author compares childrearing too. So you can find that interesting, humorous, or offensive?!? I do believe it has wonderful points and I’m soaking it all in still. I definitely think it will be held in my repertoire of tools for some time. Thank you

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Ok

I do like the idea of balancing authority with love. The thought of firm parenting is refreshing to hear in a day where everyone is afraid of disciplining their child. However, this book becomes very preachy as it continues. The author implies that a child has no moral compass if raised without religion. I strongly believe we can teach our son to be decent without implanting the fear of god. I don’t want my son to be good person because he is afraid of god poking out his eyes (as was explained with Sampson). I also don’t want him to live in fear that god is always watching to keep his moral compass strong.

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Great advices.

Great book good advices that I am ready to apply I have 3 kids that need me.

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Read the First Version? So What! Read This New One

This is updated to the technology era of today and an absolute MUST-READ for any Christian parent with a strong-willed child, which I believe most kids are these days.
I am so grateful I decided to invest in this book! I can't wait to apply it's knowledge in our home.

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  • A Johnston
  • 11-22-17

Disgusted

It is never ok to hit a child. Was shocked, saddened and disgusted that such a respected author would condone and suggest such things.

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