As a registered nurse working with psychiatric children and adolescents, Dyan Eybergen thought she was trained to handle just about every behavioral situation—until she had her own children. Nothing had prepared her for the intensity of the relationships she would share with her sons—the profound love she would have, the anger she would sometimes feel toward them and, of course, the guilt.
For those who have struggled with parenting strategies that have failed or worked for one child but not another, Out of the Mouths of Babes offers a unique parenting approach tailored to working with the personalities of individual children. While guiding parents to uncover successful solutions to such frustrating child-rearing dilemmas as sleeping through the night, toilet training, and sibling rivalry, Eybergen also helps parents teach their children to feel empowered to acquire new skills, problem solve, manage conflict, and develop a healthy self-esteem.
Through stories and experiences taken from her own life, Dyan Eybergen offers a common sense approach to parenting that gives alternatives to the one-size –fits-all paradigm of raising children.