2nd Edition Now Available
2nd Edition Now Available

The Book

Although many have wished it so, our children do not come with an instruction manual! There is, however, something as close to an instruction manual as you can find and it's called: "Who's the Boss? Moving Families from Conflict to Collaboration."

The book is the collaboration of child-care experts Susan Glaser, MA and Arthur Lavin, MD, and focuses on presenting effective solutions to these most common parenting problems: sleeping, eating, toilet training, discipline, sibling rivalry, separation sadness.

Now in its second edition, "Who's the Boss?" has 58 MORE pages, filled with new and insightful tips and information and a complete set of How To Guides for quick and effective referrals in a moment of crisis.

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Dr. Arthur Lavin Susan Glaser Courtney Evenchik
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It's the middle of the night and you have to find a way to get your 18-month old to sleep through the night. Now! Or you want to know how your child's specific circumstances will impact her ability to get along with your new baby and you don't want to bother your own pediatrician. Whatever the reason for your question, Who's The Boss? and help you with the answer. » Read More

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ASK A QUESTION, GET AN ANSWER

It's the middle of the night and you have to find a way to get your 18-month old to sleep through the night. Now! Or you want to know how your child's specific circumstances will impact her ability to get along with your new baby and you don't want to bother your own pediatrician. Whatever the reason for your question, Who's The Boss? and help you with the answer.

For $80 a session, you can ask specific, detailed questions about you and your child/children with regard to the parenting issue that's on your mind. Just go to PayPal and pay, and provide information about your specific concern, a list of at least three days and times during which you can talk uninterrupted, and a phone number and email where you can be reached. One of our experts (Susan Glaser or Courtney Evenchik) will make arrangements to talk with you and help you solve your parenting problem.

You are already a good parent. Now you can be even better!

TAKE A CLASS

Our online learning courses are presented by our Parenting Education Center and are based on the themes from the international hit books Who's the Boss? Moving Families From Conflict to Collaboration, and Baby & Toddler Sleep Solutions for Dummies, by Susan Glaser, MA, and Arthur Lavin, MD.
We present a step-by-step approach on how to deal with typical issues that most families face when raising young children. Our techniques, outlined in our book Who's the Boss? have been successfully used by more than 10,000 families. Parents using our strategies realize immediate and long-lasting changes in their family dynamic.

WHO'S THE BOSS? THE PARENTING COURSE

This course consists of 9 units presented in 3 segments. Segment One provides parents with an overall structure for parenting young children. That is why we recommend completing this portion before going on the more specific issues discussed in Segments Two and Three but each segment can stand alone if your family is dealing with a particular issue.

SEGMENT ONE: THE BASICS OF PARENTING

A. EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS
The language you use in your daily interactions with your child can transform your household from one of conflict to one of cooperation and collaboration. In this unit, you will learn how to handle typical areas of conflict. This unit contains practice exercises to help you develop your skills as an effective communicator.

B. DESCRIPTIVE PRAISE.
The way in which you praise your child is just as important as the way you discipline. This unit will teach you a new way to praise your child that will enhance the power of what you say, increase your child's self-esteem, and enhance your child's problem solving abilities.

C. ROLE OF PERSONALITY AND TEMPERAMENT IN PARENTING.
There really are “easy” children as well as those that bring extra challenges to the family. Learn how to understand your child's unique temperament and how to tailor your style to match your child's personality and improve your parenting skills.

SEGMENT TWO: DISCIPLINE

A. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
Learn about the importance of discipline and how it differs from punishment. Children long for boundaries and structure but many parents struggle with how to set limits without being too punitive. This unit will help parents find that balance. Daily “wars” will disappear as you begin to use the techniques outlined in this unit.

B. SPECIAL SITUATIONS
This unit gives parents techniques to deal with specific issues facing some families: close in age siblings; extreme tantrums; child care issues; illness; divorce and death. You will learn strategies that provide concrete techniques on how to support your child through difficult times.

C. SIBLING RIVALRY
While sibling rivalry is virtually inevitable, endless squabbles are not. This unit teaches you how to prepare your older children for the arrival of a new sibling and what to expect once you bring the baby home. You will learn specific techniques to help tame the jealousy monster while still allowing for the healthy expression of feelings. This unit also covers adoption and special situations such as premature babies.

SEGMENT THREE: SPECIFIC PARENTING CHALLENGES

A. SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT
In this unit, several different techniques are discussed so that parents can figure out what method works best for their family. For some, it may be the family bed while others want to know how to let their child “cry it out”. Pros and cons of each approach will be discussed.

B. TOILET MASTERY
This unit gives parents an understanding of the psychological process that is in play when their child is learning to use the toilet. This unit provides parents with a step by step guide on when to start; how to begin the process; and effective language techniques for dealing with both successes and accidents. It also addresses special situations such as twins, fear of the toilet, the older child etc.

C. FOOD FIGHTS

Of all the battles that parents have with their young children, fights over food often stand out as particularly intense, but turn out to be the simplest to resolve. This unit gives you the tools to sort out eating issues resulting in happier children and more peaceful mealtimes,

WHO'S THE BOSS? THE PARENTING COURSE PRICING STRUCTURE

$50 per individual unit
$120 for one segment (contains three topically coordinated units)
$270 for 3 segments (contains nine units coordinated in three segments of three units each.
Enrollment includes class work and a copy of Who's the Boss?

You are already a good parent. Now you can be even better!

TAKE A CLASS

Our online learning courses are presented by our Parenting Education Center and are based on the themes from the international hit books Who's the Boss? Moving Families From Conflict to Collaboration, and Baby & Toddler Sleep Solutions for Dummies, by Susan Glaser, MA, and Arthur Lavin, MD.
We present a step-by-step approach on how to deal with typical issues that most families face when raising young children. Our techniques, outlined in our book Who's the Boss? have been successfully used by more than 10,000 families. Parents using our strategies realize immediate and long-lasting changes in their family dynamic.

WHO'S THE BOSS? THE PARENTING COURSE

This course consists of 9 units presented in 3 segments. Segment One provides parents with an overall structure for parenting young children. That is why we recommend completing this portion before going on the more specific issues discussed in Segments Two and Three but each segment can stand alone if your family is dealing with a particular issue.

SEGMENT ONE: THE BASICS OF PARENTING

A. EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS
The language you use in your daily interactions with your child can transform your household from one of conflict to one of cooperation and collaboration. In this unit, you will learn how to handle typical areas of conflict. This unit contains practice exercises to help you develop your skills as an effective communicator.

B. DESCRIPTIVE PRAISE.
The way in which you praise your child is just as important as the way you discipline. This unit will teach you a new way to praise your child that will enhance the power of what you say, increase your child's self-esteem, and enhance your child's problem solving abilities.

C. ROLE OF PERSONALITY AND TEMPERAMENT IN PARENTING.
There really are “easy” children as well as those that bring extra challenges to the family. Learn how to understand your child's unique temperament and how to tailor your style to match your child's personality and improve your parenting skills.

SEGMENT TWO: DISCIPLINE

A. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
Learn about the importance of discipline and how it differs from punishment. Children long for boundaries and structure but many parents struggle with how to set limits without being too punitive. This unit will help parents find that balance. Daily “wars” will disappear as you begin to use the techniques outlined in this unit.

B. SPECIAL SITUATIONS
This unit gives parents techniques to deal with specific issues facing some families: close in age siblings; extreme tantrums; child care issues; illness; divorce and death. You will learn strategies that provide concrete techniques on how to support your child through difficult times.

C. SIBLING RIVALRY
While sibling rivalry is virtually inevitable, endless squabbles are not. This unit teaches you how to prepare your older children for the arrival of a new sibling and what to expect once you bring the baby home. You will learn specific techniques to help tame the jealousy monster while still allowing for the healthy expression of feelings. This unit also covers adoption and special situations such as premature babies.

SEGMENT THREE: SPECIFIC PARENTING CHALLENGES

A. SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT
In this unit, several different techniques are discussed so that parents can figure out what method works best for their family. For some, it may be the family bed while others want to know how to let their child “cry it out”. Pros and cons of each approach will be discussed.

B. TOILET MASTERY
This unit gives parents an understanding of the psychological process that is in play when their child is learning to use the toilet. This unit provides parents with a step by step guide on when to start; how to begin the process; and effective language techniques for dealing with both successes and accidents. It also addresses special situations such as twins, fear of the toilet, the older child etc.

C. FOOD FIGHTS

Of all the battles that parents have with their young children, fights over food often stand out as particularly intense, but turn out to be the simplest to resolve. This unit gives you the tools to sort out eating issues resulting in happier children and more peaceful mealtimes,

WHO'S THE BOSS? THE PARENTING COURSE PRICING STRUCTURE

$50 per individual unit
$120 for one segment (contains three topically coordinated units)
$270 for 3 segments (contains nine units coordinated in three segments of three units each.
Enrollment includes class work and a copy of Who's the Boss?