Parents Most Likely to Be Bullied by Their Kids

Excerpt from WHEN KIDS CALL THE SHOTS, Chapter Three: How we become our kids’ victims Over the years, as I listened to bullied parents’ stories, I began to recognize many common experiences. Though bullied parents come from difficult cultures and communities, I’ve identified the three most common scenarios that contribute to parents allowing their kids to […]

3 Steps to Defusing Conflicts with Your Kid

Excerpt from WHEN KIDS CALL THE SHOTS, Chapter Three: How we become our kids’ victims It’s the end of a long day. You’ve just arrived home from work, completely pooped. You flip on the TV, collapse on the sofa, and catch the end of your favorite program. You savor this quiet time. Just then, your kid […]

Is it Natural For Kids to Bully their Parents?

Excerpt from WHEN KIDS CALL THE SHOTS, Chapter Two It happens all the time. Parents arrive in my office in a state of shock, wondering how their sweet, adorable child morphed into a domestic tyrant. To gain a better understanding of the origins of this bullying behavior, let’s look at some basic child psychology and […]

Is Your Kid a Manipulative Bully?

Excerpt from WHEN KIDS CALL THE SHOTS, Chapter Four, Understanding your kid’s bullying behavior style * Kids with a Manipulative Bullying Style Is your kid an excellent liar? Does your kid have a history of stealing? Does he know how to exploit your fears? Does his mood plummet when you deny his wishes? Are you […]

Is Your Kid a Defiant Bully?

Excerpt from WHEN KIDS CALL THE SHOTS, Chapter Four, Understanding your kid’s bullying behavior style * Kids with a Defiant Bullying Style Does your kid back you into a corner with demands and threats? Are you afraid of your kid’s anger? Do you dread your kid’s outbursts? Is your kid always opposing you? Does your […]

Are You a Bullied Parent?

Have you ever seen a child bully or boss around his parents? A child who talks down to them, disses or even mocks them? Embarrassing, isn’t it? A generation or two ago, it would have been unthinkable for children to bully their parents. Today, nearly everyone knows a parent who is bullied by his or […]

“The Guilty Parent” Clip from The Bill Santiago Radio Show

Are you a guilty parent? Then this clip is for you. Sean Grover‘s interview from the Bill Santiago Radio Show, aired May 20, 2015, 8pm, Channel 154, 8-9pm Eastern, with a replay at 11-Midnight Eastern. For more information about Bill Santiago, comedian, author and dedicated Latino, CLICK HERE ACTORS: Bernardo is played by Claire Buckingham Samantha is played […]

Podcast Interview: Parenting with a Story by Paul Smith

Paul Smith, author of LEAD WITH A STORY and PARENTING WITH A STORY, interviews Sean Grover about his book, WHEN KIDS CALL THE SHOTS, How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully and Enjoy Being a Parent Again. To read the full interview, CLICK HERE  

Book Preview: When Kids Call the Shots

Why Do Good Parents Find Themselves Bullied? Parenting is a roller coaster ride filled with highs and lows, joys and despair — elation, dejection, euphoria and hopelessness. Some children are easier than others.  Some are more accommodating by nature, they accept your authority without protest, and go through their developmental stages with limited rebelliousness. They […]