The third chapter does not have ways gentle methods of controlling children in their “middle years,” but measures of living and comprehending a teenager’s way of thinking and behavior (Boston Womens Health Book Collective, 1978). This way, parents can assist their children in becoming the best of themselves. Bell emphasizes that this should not be achieved through fear or looking for approval, but through freewill. The authors’ guidance eases parenting by eliminating the struggling aspect. The third chapter entails real stories by parents and children, which frequently move the reader in terms of joy and pain. The emotional rollercoaster of the examples used eventually lead readers, especially parents, to learn that there is a kinder method of dealing with children in their middle years.
The entire reading presents a communication formula for parents with children of all ages. This formula offers a combination of communication and behavioral learning skills and tools for parents. The tools allow parents to go further than their original fruitless response to a response that links and empowers children and parents (Boston Womens Health Book Collective, 1978). The problems children face during their middle years are not for them alone to deal with. This lesson pervades all through the reading. The authors emphasize the parent’s role in assisting his or her child in dealing with their problem. To handle this problem, the parent must first communicate with the child to learn about its source and effect on him or her.
Acquiring problematic information from the child should certainly include realizations on the parent’s side regarding the child’s entrance into the public world. In addition, changing physically contributes to the effect or source of these problems. To help the child with them, the parent should consider ...Show more