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No More Misbehavin': 38 Difficult Behaviors and How to Stop Them
Michele Borba, Ed.D. | Foreword by Jack Canfield
Jossey-Bass | Wiley / Softcover / 2003-03-01 / 0787966177
Families and Parenting
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Anger, Anxiety, Biting, Bossy, Bullied, Bullying, Chore Wars, Cynical, Defiant, Doesnt Listen, Fighting, Gives Up Easily, Hitting, Homework Battles, Hooked on Rewards, Impulsivity, Intolerant, Lying and Cheating, Materialistic, Mean, Negative Peer Pressure, No Friends, Over-Perfectionism, Poor Sportsmanship, Put-Downs, Rude, Selfish, Sibling Battles, Short Attention Span, Shy, Stealing, Swearing, Talking Back, Tattling, Teased, Temper Tantrums, Whining, Yelling.

Parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba tackles the most common bad behaviors that kids ages 3 to 12 repeat over and over— behaviors that drive parents crazy. In this enormously useful, simple-to-use book she shows how to change these behaviors for good. For each negative behavior Dr. Borba offers a series of key tips and guidelines and outlines a step-by-step plan for a customized makeover that really works! Using the steps outlined in No More Misbehavin' will give you the help you need to raise kids with strong values and good character.

Acknowledgments. Foreword by Jack Canfield.
PART ONE: Preparing to Make Changes.
PART TWO: Behavior Makeover Basic.
PART THREE: Thirty-Eight Behavior Makeovers.
1. Anger.
2. Anxiety.
3. Biting.
4. Bossiness.
5. Bullied.
6. Bullying.
7. Chore Wars.
8. Cynicism.
9. Defiance.
10. Doesn’t Listen.
11. Fighting.
12. Giving Up Easily.
13. Hitting.
14. Homework Battles.
15. Hooked on Rewards.
16. Impulsivity.
17. Intolerance.
18. Lack of Friends.
19. Lying and Cheating.
20. Materialistic.
21. Meanness.
22. Negative Peer Pressure.
23. Overperfectionism.
24. Poor Sportsmanship.
25. Put-Downs.
26. Rudeness.
27. Selfishness.
28. Short Attention Span.
29. Shyness.
30. Sibling Battles.
31. Stealing.
32. Swearing.
33. Talking Back.
34. Tattling.
35. Teased.
36. Temper Tantrums.
37. Whining.
38. Yelling.
PART FOUR: How to Use Consequences.
PART FIVE: Don’t Forget to Tell Your Kids You Love Them!
About the Author.


"This will be the only discipline book you'll ever need to raise good kids."
— from the Foreword by Jack Canfield, coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Soul and Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul

"Michele Borba offers insightful, realistic, and straightforward advice that is sure to get immediate results."
— Editor-in-Chief, Parents Magazine

"A sensitive, thoughtful, eminently practical book that will help parents help their children change behaviors that will improve the child's, and the entire family's, well being and happiness. A wonderful contribution!"
— Alvin Rosenfeld, M.D., child psychiatrist and coauthor, Over-Scheduled Child

About the Author

Michele Borba, Ed.D.— internationally renowned consultant and educator— is the recipient of the National Educator Award and the author of eighteen books including Parents Do Make a Difference (Jossey-Bass), which was named by Child magazine as an "outstanding parenting book of the year," and Building Moral Intelligence which Publishers Weekly called "One of the most significant books published this year." She is a frequent guest expert on television and National Public Radio talk shows including The View, Fox & Friends, and The Parent Table. She is an expert columnist for Oxygen Media, an honorary advisory board member for Parents magazine, and is quoted in numerous national publications. She lives in Palm Springs, California with her husband and three teenaged sons. You can find her on the web at or

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