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increase your Assertiveness.
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  THE ASSERTIVE WOMAN

Do you want to restore balance in your life? Say no and draw the line with confidence? Make the right choices? Face up to challenges and changes with courage?
With the new edition of THE ASSERTIVE WOMAN, now you can. This classic bestseller, revised and updated, is an original and lively self-help resource, packed with tested exercises, step-by-step guides, and solid advice on how to express yourself with co-workers, authority figures, lovers, family, and friends.

THE ASSERTIVE WOMAN debunks the tired old myths and stereotypes of women bosses, stay-at-home moms, "bully broads," and superwomen, and presents a refreshing, positive alternative.

From breaking out of the Compassion Trap and countering manipulation, to nurturing a hardy spirit and reaching out to friends and lovers, THE ASSERTIVE WOMAN delivers real answers and steadfast support to real women everywhere.

  Assertive Discipline for Parents: A Proven, Step-by-Step Approach to Solving Everyday Behavior Problems

I have read several "discipline" books with many more on my nightstand. This is by far one of the best books for all ages, from toddlers to teens. The book is easy to read (1-2 hours at the most), gives great examples and has already inspired me to take charge of my parenting with my almost 4 yr old twin boys. I can certainly see it's effectiveness into the teen years.
The Canter's give you an overview of "being assertive" and ineffective communication. Then they keep it simple by giving you in one short chapter the tools most parents will need to get results - speak assertively, use nonverbal cues, utilize the broken record technique for arguers, and praise when behavior is appropriate. The next couple chapters suggest how to back up your words with actions and lay down the law, including some examples of "extreme" measures people have taken. Each chapter supplies examples and a one page summary at the end.

The rest of the book gives great ideas for enforcing positive behavior, working with 2 or more children, changing behavior at school, and working with spouses and ex-spouses. There are examples situations for working parents, babysitters, and single parents. There is a question and answer section of the most "what if?" and "but.." questions, a long problem/consequence example chapter and worksheets for disciplinary plans in various situations.

I highly recommend this book as one of the first to read. I really like the way they give suggestions, but don't treat them as the only way to do things. The authors acknowledge the fact that some children definitely need professional help and that the professional advice comes first. And the fact that positive reinforcement is highly emphasized makes it a well rounded, easy to implement discipline strategy.
 

  Your Perfect Right: A Guide to Assertive Living

With over 1.25 million sold, this is the assertiveness book most often recommended by psychologists -- fifth-most-recommended among ALL self-help books -- according to a national survey.

This manual is packed with step-by-step procedures, detailed examples, and exercises.

Topics: How Assertive Are You Now?; "Can You Give Me an Example?"; It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It!; Anxiety; Anger; Put Downs; Assertiveness Builds Equal Relationships; Intimacy and Sexuality; Assertiveness Works at Work, Too; Handling Difficult People; Deciding When To Be Assertive; Helping Others Deal With the New Assertive You. The seventh edition also contains material on living in a multicultural society, making the decision to express yourself, new recommendations on anger expression and anxiety treatment.

  The New Assertive Woman

As a Psychologist, over the years, I have strongly recommended the reading of the original edition of this book, which has helped people (yes, men as well as women) to improve their lives and relationships by teaching them how to speak up in a strong, positive, effective way. Looking to purchase another out-of-print copy, I was very excited to see that a new edition has finally come out! I intend to buy several, and give them to people I care about

  Facing the Schoolyard Bully: How to Raise and Assertive Child in an Aggressive World

What causes some children to become bullies? Why are certain children targeted for abuse? When and how should parents intervene? What should you do if your child is a bully? What is the school's responsibility? Is there anything you can do to help your child cope?
While as many as one-half of children today experience pain at the hands of bullies, parents may still believe that schoolyard bullying is simply a rite of passage, something that must be endured and then becomes a distant memory. But being the victim of a bully can have long-lasting psychological scars.

Today's headlines are filled with stories of troubled sometimes murderous youth in our schools and communities. Far less publicized are the innumerable bullying attacks made by child against child. By overlooking and downplaying bullying, no matter how trivial it may appear, parents and teachers dangerously underrate the importance of controlling aggressive behavior in the bully before it leads to a more serious offense. There are important signs that the victim is under a real threat that has life-long consequences.

Expanding on her own and others' memories of schoolyard bullying, Kim Zarzour thoroughly examines the dynamics of bullying. In a friendly, parent-to-parent style she offers helpful suggestions on how to recognize bullying, stop the cycle of bullying, prevent your child from becoming either a bully or a victim, and how to teach a child coping skills for this kind of aggressive behavior

  Creative Aggression: The Art of Assertive Living

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