In your family does it feel like you’re no longer the parent in charge, the leader, the captain, the boss? Welcome to the club. Millions of parents are struggling with children that are defiant and strong-willed—kids who would benefit from listening better.

The program outlined in this book is the result of over thirty-five years of study, teaching and clinical practice. Hundreds of families have successfully used the Win-Win Way to make a shift. Parents typically report a dramatic improvement in their children’s behavior after a few weeks time.

Even though you will benefit greatly as a parent, it won’t be at your kids’ expense. With this approach, your child can wind up being happier, more loving, have a higher self-esteem and feel less guilty and anxious. Best of all, you can have more fun together and resign, most of the time, from that role of “bad cop.”

This book presents a concise and effective method to turn things around. Create an even closer relationship with your child and set limits in a way that helps the whole family.

Ideal for parents of children 3 to 10 years old.

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Do you have to raise your voice, lecture or repeat yourself to get your child to behave?

These are parenting patterns that you want to avoid because they increase your child’s defiance.

Do your kids ignore normal, everyday requests when they just don’t feel like listening?

It helps all family members when children learn to listen and gain respect for their parents.

Do you want to avoid spanking and yelling but nothing else seems to work?

It’s so frustrating when kids don’t appreciate your efforts or authority. Hang in there. Help is on the way!

Would you like to learn ways of breaking these negative cycles and endless upsets?

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This little gem of a book is simple, concrete, and effective! I have had great results in my own work with families, and the parents I work with are grateful, and excited, to have practical methods to use at home. “Who’s the Boss?” is loaded with evidence-based and up-to-the-minute advice — what higher praise can I offer, but, “IT WORKS!”  

Richard Kravitz, M.A

It’s truly designed to be win-win so that both the parents and the child are pleased with their progress and changes in behavior. A great gift for parents of children of all ages. A must for any therapist’s bookshelf.  

Hilary Wells, M.A.

I love this book! It’s filled with practical tools to help get my youngest’s behavior under control. It sets forth the principles with loads of examples to help you understand what’s going on between you and your child. My youngest actually goes to time out when I ask him to now! Amazing! I wouldn’t have believed it just a few days ago. Our relationship has improved and I feel more in control. Thank you for this book!

Todd McIntyre

We are pleased to heartily recommend “Who’s the Boss,” A book by Don and Debra MacMannis, who worked with our family to improve family chemistry, and dynamics. Dr MacMannis’ approach, which draws heavily on common sense, strives to create Win-Win situations benefiting all. Not only did the books approach appeal to us intellectually, but in just a couple of weeks, we noticed a a big positive change in family dynamics leaving us all happier and more optimistic. “Who’s the Boss” not only gave us a better tool kit for dealing with family issues, it gave us a road map for working through problems and improving family chemistry. Thank you!

Liene Wilke

Clear, specific, easy-to-understand tools and strategies are provided—ideas that can be put into action. And who knew that, in the end, good parenting can be fun?!

Deborah Harkin, Ph.D.

System of positive and negative consequences are outlined to teach kids self-soothing and to build their confidence while providing boundaries and expectations.

William Hobbs