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You’re Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny


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Youre Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny (non-fiction)

You're Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny (non-fiction)

You’re Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny
101 Problems in Child Maintenance for Everyone Who Works With Kids

by Michael Pastore

Paperback Book, 128 pages
8.5″ x 11″
ISBN: 0-927379-96-1
Price: $ 15 (plus shipping)

You’re Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny teaches the reader the art of Child Maintenance: how to respond non-aggressively, sincerely, and creatively whenever your children misbehave. The book makes it easy to learn and to practice three kinds of interpersonal skills: How to find responses to misbehavior that are calm, caring, and creative. How to give up the lose-lose cycle of punishing, threatening, and yelling at kids. And how to understand what misbehavior is, why children misbehave, and what you can do and stop doing to help each child to fulfill her or his optimum potential.

The book’s 101 problems, involving children ages 6 through 17, have all been drawn from life: in schools, camps, and homes these problems really happened! The essential theme of the book is that parents, teachers, and caregivers can transform these common problems into opportunities, where grownups and children emerge with a better relationship and rapport.

Instead of giving answers, the author provides supplementary materials about working with children, along with questions which guide you to responsive and responsible solutions. Readers have remarked that “The book is entertaining as well as instructive”; “The theory is revolutionary in its simplicity”; and “After reading the book I’m having more fun with my kids”. These positive responses reinforce the author’s claim that working with children can be a lighthearted labor of love.

After hundreds of requests for the answers to these problems, the answers have been published in The Ugly Answer Book available from Zorba Press.