Ignore It!: How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction
Ignore It! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, the answer is two-fold, because while the results are amazing, the process is, admittedly, one of the hardest out there. But with great trials come great rewards, and that’s what Dr. Catherine Pearlman promises. Her proven, research-based strategies help parents return to the joy in child-rearing—no more power struggles, misbehaviors, whining, or complaining. The answer, at least to Dr. Pearlman, is Ignore It!
Ignore It! has a compelling premise, and the narrative is savvy and concise. Pearlman is a down-to-earth guide through the Ignore It! system. She is informative, but aware that parents are only human, and she writes with support and compassion, demanding persistence over perfection. Her explanation of what is and is not a proper time-out puts that ghost to rest once and for all (get ready to be converted, you parents who don’t believe in time-outs!) and her can-do attitude is infectious. Readers will find themselves more than ready to implement Ignore It! at the soonest opportunity.
In a personal aside, this reviewer with two (very headstrong) children (ages 2, and 5 going on 14) took the opportunity to test this book on her own offspring and saw amazing changes in their behavior in the first day.