There are few things in the life of a parent more discouraging and draining than having to deal day in and day out with a disagreeable, disobedient child. Spending all of one’s emotional energy anticipating their next manipulative move, containing their embarrassing outbursts, and grasping for appropriate and effective consequences that fit their misdeeds is simply exhausting. Counselor Stephen Guthrie's book gives struggling parents the wisdom, insight, and skills needed to quickly gain control of their children and begin parenting effectively. The book is designed to be read in an evening and put to use the next morning. Drawing on his experience working with difficult kids, the author takes a parent “back to the basics” to explain, perhaps for the first time, the time-honored practical principles of parenting that will raise a cooperative, obedient child that is a source of joy and not disappointment. This engaging and informative book features a special section for Christian parents in which Biblical principles for raising children are presented and explained. Learn more about Stephen Guthrie and enjoy his blog at www.christian-counsel.com.