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Author Writes The Manual That Was Supposed To Come With Kids

With hundreds of parenting books from which to choose, it’s no wonder parents feel frustrated when shopping for one. If they all teach the same thing, then why so many? If they are all different, then how do I know which one is best for me and my family?

Meet Richard O’Keef, author of the book, How to Get Kids to Behave: The Manual that was Supposed to Come with Kids. He thinks he has the solution to this parent dilemma.

O’Keef spent years studying what the experts had to say about raising children. He combed through thousands of pages of parenting books so parents wouldn’t have to – over 40 books. He selected the best parts from the best books. He simplified the information to make it easy to understand and simple to do. Then he condensed it into a short, easy read. “This is the book I wish I had when I was a young parent,” says O’Keef.

Parents will appreciate the book’s length: short, compared with other parenting books. They will enjoy how easy it is to read and understand. They will welcome how the suggestions are broken down into easy-to-follow steps. "But the best thing about this book," says O'Keef, "is how well it works - and how fast it works. Parents will be amazed."

In the book, O’Keef explains why kids misbehave and how parents can use that knowledge to turn their misbehavior around. He describes six principles that parents can apply that will decrease children’s desire to misbehave and increase their desire to cooperate. But because kids are kids, misbehavior will always be an issue to some degree. So, O’Keef teaches techniques (or skills) that parents can use in the heat of the moment, when kids’ behavior starts to go south.

O’Keef is the father of six children and lives in Salt Lake City. He feels compelled to put this book in the hands of as many parents, grandparents, nannies, teachers and babysitters as possible because as he puts it, “Common sense, intuition and love is not enough. What care-givers need are skills. This is the manual that was supposed to come with kids.”

Even the price of O’Keef’s book is appealing: $3.99 for the ebook version and $10.95 for the paperback. The book is available on Amazon.com