This book is in my list of view it again and again. This was the only book in the national library that did not used intense mathematical formulas to describe stuff. I liked it sooo much that I decided to buy it.
What I like from this book compared to other books are it's concrete formulas that I can directly apply to daily living life (ex: decision formulas) when compared to vague philosophies and the vivid examples that (after scaling up to our own lives) looks like the mundane social problems that we face everyday.
For example: I was able to explain to mom (she is a teacher) that if a kid
1. She should lower the threats she makes (cause a threat means that if she applies it (sanction) it's bad for her too because eventually the child looses it's fear for it). So she should begin by tiny threats and sanctions so that she can escalate things if things worsens. I told her she should be creative :D.
2. Her kids uses Salami tactics: even if we threat them, they pretend to not listen or do something else. The solution for this is to escalate the threat level when this situations happens. In other words, to adapt the threat : "If you refuse to listen then I have to add 10 minutes more!". We have to show the kids that we will not tolerate salami tactics or refuse to comply (in my mom's case repeating I will send you to the director office did not help her at all sigh...).
From Quebec!! A french country!!
Tell me if this helps you too :)
- Paperback: 816 pages
- Publisher: *Norton agency titles; 1 edition (3 June 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393117510
- ISBN-13: 978-0393117516
- Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 3 x 25.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.3 Kg
- Customer Reviews: 23 customer ratings