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“Growing Up Children:

How to Get 5-12 Year Olds to Behave and Do As They’re Told”

How to get your kids to make their own beds – and thank you for it!

At last – psychologist Dr Darryl Cross reveals what every parent wants and needs to know – How to get your children to do what you want, and love you for doing it!

“There is a pathway to sanity!! The ‘Parenting Plan’ by Dr Cross has changed all our lives.”

Jan Hanlon, grandmother & carer of 8 year old granddaughter

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Dear Frustrated Parent,

My name is Dr Darryl Cross and in the next few minutes I will show you how to finally banish the stress, frustration and heartache that happens when children of all ages kick against their parents. In the next few moments you will know exactly what to say and how to tell your children what to do, not only successfully (meaning the first time), but in a way that your children will understand and appreciate. No longer will you have to threaten, scream and shout to get something done.

You don’t need to look far to see strife between parents and their children (of all ages). It’s not new and never has been, (“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!” – Shakespeare, King Lear). Family strife is bad at best. At worst, it can utterly destroy the relationship you have with your own children and cause them to pass on this dreadful relationship to your grandchildren.

But it doesn’t have to be like this.

“I commend Dr Cross for writing this book. He gives everyday examples that I could easily understand and so very much relate to. By reading this book, it has empowered me with the tools and strategies that I can easily put into place within my own family. Thank You.”

Tracy Munday, mother of 7 year old

This book (both in hard cover and audio format) has been a real blessing for hundreds and hundreds of parents. How do I know this? I’m a psychologist who has been in the profession for over three decades. I’ve seen the program work countless times and received countless thankyous from parents. I’m also a father who has managed to raise three wonderful children who are now young adults. I can say without hesitation that if King Lear himself saw these solutions, then the play would have needed a complete re-write.

What Parents Say

Good, solid, practical advice that is easy to understand and activities that anyone can implement successfully. Our only regret is that we didn't have this available years ago!
Carl Clappison, Chartered Accountant, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

What Parents Say

As the father of five young children, I found Growing up Children to be a thoughtful and practical guide for raising kids in today's busy world. Dr. Cross clearly explains two key concepts that are often misunderstood by parents: the importance of unconditional love and the need for rules and structure. His revealing insights into how the parent-child relationship can get off track, and the helpful examples for how these concepts can be applied, will enable parents to create the environment that children need to grow into well-adjusted adults. Parents who are willing to take the time to learn how to apply the concepts found in Growing up Children, will undoubtedly become better at parenting, and ultimately improve their relationship with their children.
Paul Kessler, Co-author of Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition, Managing Director, The Syncretics Group, Inc, Branford, Connecticut USA