The Difficult Child

How to help — and cope with — the difficult child.

Praise from Parents

“Dr. Turecki’s understanding and knowledge of children with difficult temperaments is astounding.”
“The Difficult Child Program taught me to be a better parent to my difficult child and also made me a better parent for my 'easy' child."
“Dr. Turecki’s program has taught me the real meaning of motherhood."

Praise from Professionals

“This book is great! The approach to discipline is one of the best I have seen. It is a real contribution to parents."

T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.

“A clear and lucid prescription of how to deal with a difficult child. The compassionate understanding of the author is evident throughout."

Irving Phillips, M.D., Past President, American Academy of Child Psychiatry

“This volume will sit on my shelf between Spock and Gesell."

Richard L. Saphir, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Normal Children Have Problems, Too

Even normal children can have problems. And parents can help them.

Child Magazine “Best Parenting Book”

“Excellent . . . clear and helpful for parents . . . a winner!"

T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.

“Thank goodness! A wise, experienced professional voice gives normal children permission to have emotional problems."

Priscilla L. Vail, Learning specialist and author of Smart Kids with School Problems

“A powerful and sensitive exploration of our most important alliance: parents and their children."

Lawrence Stone, M.D., President, The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

“Instead of blaming parents when a child is having problems, Dr. Turecki offers advice and insights that will help them become more confident and competent."

Nancy Samalin, Author of Love and Anger and Loving Your Child Is Not Enough

"Too many children are labeled as abnormal without sufficient evidence."