Taking No for an Answer and Other Skills Children Need

Taking No for an Answer and Other Skills Children Need
Taking No for an Answer and Other Skills Children Need

Taking No for an Answer and Other Skills Children Need

Developing Empathy, Cooperation, and Respect Through Play
By Laurie Simons


128 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $15.99 (US $15.99) (CA $21.99)

ISBN 9781641603591

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Feb 2021)
Parenting Press


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A refreshed design on a classic parenting companion that encourages families to play together to create household harmony

Filled with more than 50 games designed to improve family relationships and social interactions, this book will help parents teach their children 12 basic skills—including listening, making appropriate requests, following directions, problem solving, and respecting boundaries—that will reduce sibling rivalries, eliminate whining and tantrums, stop interruptions, and decrease arguing, backtalk, and insults. The games are presented in an easy-to-follow recipe format, using only common household toys and materials. This is an excellent guide for preventing common family problems before they happen or stop them if an interaction is already out of hand. 


"In some entertaining and painless games, parents can teach children very important lessons in living . . . . I endorse this book heartily." —John Gottman, Ph.D., author of Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting

"The gem of a book is straightforward, uncomplicated, and the essence of social relationships. The results of these simple games are amazing to observe." —Trina Westerlund, Director of the Children's Institute for Learning Differences in Mercer Island, Washington

Author Biography

After becoming a foster parent to a little boy with behavior problems, Laurie Simons, MA, discovered her passion and began her career and life’s work: helping parents who are raising challenging children. Laurie now has over thirty years experience teaching parenting skills and helping parents, teachers, and therapists address and prevent children’s difficult behaviors in home, school, and daycare settings.  Laurie currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, and provides online consultation to parents who are raising children with concerning behaviors.