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About the Author: Jesper Juul

Jesper Juul is a Danish family therapist and author and a renowned international authority on the family. In his book Your Competent Child (1995, in English 2001) he argues that today's families are at an exciting crossroads because the destructive values — obedience, physical and emotional violence, and conformity — that governed traditional hierarchical families are being transformed.

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A new way of developing relationships with children by

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Paperback, Published in Jun 2013 by Rockpool Publishing

ISBN10: 1921878762 | ISBN13: 9781921878763

Page count: 220

A family therapist offers a new way of parenting through nurturing respect and dignity between parent and child Jesper Juul argues that today's families are at an exciting crossroad. The authoritarian parenting style based on obedience, conformity, and physical and emotional violence that governed traditional hierarchical families is being transformed. Here he talks about embracing a new set of values, based on the assumption that families must be built not on authoritarian force or democratic tyranny but on dignity and reciprocity between parent and child. He argues that children are competent to express their feelings from birth, and are eager to cooperate as well as assume responsibility for their personal and social behavior; and that parents must work on listening to and learning from children. With plenty of examples from everyday life, the book offers day-to-day skills on how to change negative behavior, redefining the way to look at a child's behavior and the relationship within families.

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