Why Won’t My Child Listen ?

There’s hardly a parent since time began who hasn’t uttered that cry. Our book can help you answer that question. Written by experts in early childhood development and psychology, Why Won’t My Child Listen? presents an entirely new and very effective approach to parenting in the 21st century. It focuses on the different way your child’s brain functions and how parts of the brain can be turned on and off, which in turn affects behaviour and learning.

Parents today face even greater challenges than previous generations due to the immense changes in society and technology. Children are bombarded with influences from all directions and are often highly stressed, which again affects behaviour, learning and communication.

This communication breakdown has become increasingly and despairingly obvious in recent years. Statistics show a sharp increase in reported incidents of youth suicide, depression, schizophrenia, ADD, ADHD and other disorders.

WHY WON’T MY CHILD LISTEN offers a new and proven approach for parents. Written in a friendly, conversational style, it includes easy-to-grasp concepts, practical strategies and many case studies. Most importantly, the approach has been ‘road tested’ by thousands upon thousands of parents over the past 30 years.

WHY WON’T MY CHILD LISTEN also offers a wealth of practical advice and explanations of how parents can change their child’s behavior using everyday strategies of positive language, achievable boundaries and the rules of cause and effect.

Some of the practical topics covered include:-

  • Modifying Behaviour
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Consistency in parenting
  • Healthy eating
  • The importance of play
  • Setting boundaries
  • Dealing with feelings
  • Encouraging children to behave appropriately
  • Communicating effectively
  • Nurturing your child’s spirit
  • Building your child’s self esteem

Quote from Page 220:


  1. Avoid making mealtime a battleground
  2. Respect the fact your child may not always be hungry
  3. Offer no other alternatives to the food on offer
  4. Avoid snacks close to meals
  5. Be calm, firm and consistent
  6. Never let your child see that it disturbs you when they are not “hungry”.