While tricky behavior can often be challenging and confronting for parents, the good news is that these children frequently grow up to be the movers and shakers of the world. Believe it or not they are more often than not the ones full of potential. Passive resistance, competitive, manipulative, aggressive, moody or argumentative traits can often disguise anxieties and stresses that children cannot articulate. The secret to transforming tricky behavior is to discover the root causes of undesirable behavior and show children how to use their abilities for good, rather than turn your home and your life upside down. Leading Australian adolescent psychologist Andrew Fuller delves deeply into all the different types of tricky behavior displayed by children of all ages. Using the latest thinking and developments in child psychology, he explains the most common reasons why children can display confronting behavior and outlines practical steps you can take to help show them the way to live harmoniously with you and others. If you are sick of having your home resemble a war zone, hoarse from frequent screaming matches or just plain despair you will ever be able to understand or overcome your child’s tricky behavior, then this book is for you!
About the Author
Andrew Fuller has recently been described as an interesting mixture of Billy Connolly and Frasier Crane and as someone who puts the heart back into psychology . As a clinical psychologist, Andrew Fuller works with many schools and communities in Australia and internationally, specializing in the wellbeing of young people and their families. He is a Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne. Andrew has been a principal consultant to the national drug prevention strategy REDI, the ABC on children s television shows, is an Ambassador for Mind Matters and is a member of the National Coalition Against Bullying. Andrew has established programs for the promotion of mental health in schools, substance abuse prevention, and the reduction of violence and bullying, suicide prevention programs and for assisting homeless young people. Andrew continues to counsel young people. Andrew conducts workshops for organizations, parents, students, teachers and health professionals on a wide range of topics. He is the author of numerous books including Unlocking Your Child s Genius, and Tricky Teens. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.