Table of contents for The everything parent's guide to the strong-willed child / Carl E. Pickhardt.

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Strong Will Means Willfulness
What Is Willfulness?
The Will in Willfulness
When Will Is Lost
The Conditional Shift
One-Step Thinking
How Children Learn Willfulness 
Chapter 2: Hallmarks of a Strong-Willed Child 
Where There's a Will There's a Want
Where There's a Will There's a Won't
Where There's a Will There's a Why
Where There's a Will There's a Win
Where There's a Will There's a When
Where There's a Will There's a Whose
Chapter 3: In Praise of the Strong-Willed Child
Negative Connotations
The Positive Side of Willfulness
Contrasts with Weak-Willed Child
Being Self-Defined
Making Declarations
Chapter 4: Problems with Being a Strong-Willed Child
Powerful to a Fault
Controlling to a Fault
Independent to a Fault
Exceptional to a Fault
Self-Focused to a Fault
Intolerant to a Fault
Chapter 5: Working for Willingness
The Illusion of Parental Control
Willingness Is Cooperation
Motivating Cooperation
Cooperation and Making Choices
Subverting Cooperation
Chapter 6: The Problem with Being a Strong-Willed Parent
Characteristics of a Strong-Willed Parent
You Teach What You Are
The Tyranny of Now
Power Struggles
Excessive Needs for Control
Chapter 7: When a Willful Child Runs the Family 
Parents Lose Their Sense of Priority
Parents Can See Nothing but Negative
Parents Are Scattered and Distracted
Parents Focus on What They Can't Control
Parents Are on the Reactive
Chapter 8: Building Blocks for Getting Back in Charge 
Getting Communication in Working Order
Clarifying Responsibilities
Assessing Consent
Asserting Authority
Keeping a Positive Perspective
Chapter 9: Roadblocks to Getting Back in Charge 
The Intractable Child
Retraining the Intractable Child
The Violent Child
Encouraging Non-Violent Behavior
Confronting Acts of Self-Violence
Chapter 10: Handling Discipline 
The Goal of Discipline
Respecting Choice
Consistency Matters Most
Principles of Non-inflammatory Discipline
Exchange Points
Chapter 11: Handling Conflict 
Conflict in Action
The Nature of Conflict
Responsibility in Conflict
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Avoidance
Sibling Conflicts
Chapter 12: Maintaining Emotional Sobriety
Emotions Running High
Emotions: Good Servants, Bad Masters
Taking Emotional Responsibility
The Function of Anger
Emotional Escalation
Expectations and Emotion
Emotional Overreactions
Chapter 13: ADD and ADHD Children and Willfulness
The Wandering Child and the Wild Child
Separating the Condition from the Choice
The Cultural Contribution
Problem Solving 
Practicing Self-Management Skills
Using Medication 
Chapter 14: Introducing Education
Issues in Education
Setting Academic Expectations 
Collaborating with the School
Secondary School Vs. Primary School
Public, Private, or Home Schooling
Additional Education
Chapter 15: How Adolescence Increases Willfulness 
What Changes?
How Long Adolescence Lasts
The Journey of Adolescence
Parenting Challenges in Adolescence
Resistance to Rules
The Willful Push
Chapter 16: Freedom and Willfulness
Freedom at All Costs
Contracting for Freedom
How Freedom Is Earned
The Matter with Money
The Power of Peers
Chapter 17: Willfulness in Early Adolescence 
Signs of Early Adolescence
Letting the "Bad" Child Out
Adjusting to Early Adolescence
The Negative Attitude
Early Experimentation
Chapter 18: Anticipating Later Adolescence
Antagonism and Ambivalence
The Willful Mid-Adolescent Push (Ages 13 to 15)
The willful late adolescent push (ages 15- 18)
The willful trial independence push (ages 18 -23)
Chapter 19: The Willful Only Child
Family Dynamics 
The Danger of Over-Parenting 
The Demanding and Controlling Only Child
The Power of Being Precocious
The Problem with Adolescence
Chapter 20: Substance Use Increases Willfulness
Substance Use Makes Willfulness Worse
How Parents Can Help
Why Children Use Substances
Holding the Child Accountable
Assessing Level of Use
Willpower to the Rescue
Appendix A: Helpful Web Sites
Appendix B: Helpful Books
Appendix C: Helpful Support Groups

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Child rearing.
Discipline of children.
Child psychology.