Family Counsellor Asks, “Who Runs Your House – The Kids or You?”

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New book offers smart solutions for parents having difficulty with their young children

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Throughout her vast experience, family therapist Karen Phillip has seen many couples having difficulty dealing with their young children and many adults having issues originating from their parents. In her attempt to stop this alarming cycle and help parents raise balanced, healthy, happy children that can go on to lead happy, adult lives, she presents Who Runs Your House – The Kids or You?, her newly published book through Xlibris.

According to Karen, the key is take control back and stop parenting in fear and with reservation. “The parent needs to be in charge, to make decisions, direct behaviour, set boundaries,” she says. “This is done whether the child likes the rules or not, it is not their call but the call of the parent.”

This book is set out as a step-by-step guide that is helpful when the parent is not sure what path to take, what expectations he or she should have, what boundaries are fair, what behaviours are acceptable and what consequence is suitable. In twenty two complete yet easy-to-understand chapters, Karen advises parents on how to communicate effectively with their children, what boundaries and age appropriate expectations are acceptable and the importance of spending quality time with their children.

From topics such as redirecting behaviours, how to stop tantrums, effective language, trouble-free bedtime, active play, easy healthy meal times, to sibling rivalry and others, Who Runs Your House – The Kids or You? reminds readers that children are the children, parents are the parents. Parents make the rules and run the house.

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About the Author
Karen Phillip has been a Family Counsellor for nearly two decades and works with families, assisting them to adjust their young child’s behaviours quickly and with minimal conflict, resulting in much better behaviours, happier parents and a quieter and happier home.

Who Runs Your House – The Kids or You? * by Karen Phillip
Publication Date: December 8, 2012
Trade Paperback; $29.99; 234 pages; 978-1-4771-4074-1
Trade Hardback; $49.99; 234 pages; 978-1-4771-4075-8
Ebook; $9.99; 978-1-4771-4076-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 1-800-618-969. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (02) 8282-5055 or call 1-800-618-969.

Xlibris books can be purchased at Xlibris bookstore. For more information, contact Xlibris at 1-800-618-969 or on the web at

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