What parent hasn’t thought her child was a brat at one point or another? Whether your child really is a brat, is at risk of becoming one, or is simply trying to grow up in a world filled with temptations and distractions, You’re Not The Boss of Me (Harper Collins, April 2010) is the ultimate hands-on guide to cultivating, character traits that are tried and tested brat busters including gratitude, respect, honesty, independence and self reliance, among others. Her humorous, supportive and authoritative voice as a guide, parents can navigate some of the more difficult aspects of these formative years and lay the groundwork for their child’s future with confidence. Reviews | Buy It!
For me, this is about as close to a parenting bible as I’ve found. This is where I got the system for the allowance and other great ideas. @betsybrownbraun’s other book, Just Tell Me What To Say is also fantastic and has gotten us through tough questions (so far) with far more confidence. Highly highly highly recommend them. – Laura
Parents are often perplexed by their children’s typical behaviors and age appropriate questions. Betsy Brown Braun’s award-winning bestseller, Just Tell Me What to Say (Harper Collins, February 2008), provides hand-on, just give-it-to-me-straight guidance so that parents gain the skills and confidence they need to handle the sometimes-challenging situations that inevitably accompany raising children. Reviews | Excerpts | Buy It!
Whenever I help my children work through problems, they’ll look at me and say, ‘Where did you hear that, your mommy book?’ And I’ll say, ’That’s right, it’s in my mommy book (Just Tell Me What to Say), written by my mommy teacher.’ Thank goodness for Betsy and her ‘mommy book!’ – Lisa Breckenridge