Navigating Negativity: Practical Parenting Strategies to Reduce Conflict and Create Calm By Dr. Susan M. Van Scoyoc

I like the author’s approach to a topic that is relevant but has not been discussed that much. Her experience is evident from the way she has dealt with a difficult topic. Reading this book will be comforting to many parents as it will help them to reach out to their children and make positive changes. Mostly, reading the book will give them hope; they will know there is light at the end of the tunnel. This book is not only for parents dealing with negativity at home, but also for tutors, educators, caregivers, counselors, and therapists who handle these children.”

Mamta Madhavan

“Before reading Navigating Negativity, I used to try to downplay my child’s negative emotions when she was upset and that definitely backfired! She wanted to know I understood her feelings. Now a simple comment to let her know I agree that a situation stinks does wonders to calm her down. These ideas work!”

K. M.Mom of 4-year-old Katie

“Finally, a book that helps parents understand and manage their child’s negativity with everyday solutions that not only minimize meltdowns but also build a positive family environment. Navigating Negativity should be in every parent’s toolbox!”

Edward Christophersen, Ph.D., ABPP, FAAP (Hon), Emeritus Professor of PediatricsChildren’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO