Parents Under Siege

Why You Are the Solution, Not the Problem in Your Child's Life

Parents Under Siege

Is it always a parent's fault if a child grows up to become unruly, disruptive, or even destructive? Are parents always to blame for children “growing up wrong”? Is it possible that good parents can raise bad kids?

Is it always a parent's fault if a child grows up to become unruly, disruptive, or even destructive? Are parents always to blame for children “growing up wrong”? Is it possible that good parents can raise bad kids? Nationally recognized psychologist James Garbarino and child advocate Claire Bedard present tough-minded yet compassionate tactics for parents of children who don't make headlines-but who are exceptionally difficult and disruptive of normal family life.
  • Free Press | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743223836 | 
  • September 2002

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James Garbarino

James Garbarino, PhD, is an author and professor at Loyola University Chicago. He has specialized in studying what causes violence in children, how they cope with it and how to rehabilitate them. Dr. Garbarino has served as consultant or adviser to a wide range of organizations, including the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the National Institute for Mental Health, the American Medical Association, the National Black Child Development Institute, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the FBI.

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