What People Are Saying about Your Kid’s a Brat, and It’s All Your Fault

“Elaine Rose Glickman is not afraid to call a brat a brat. Our wonderful kids we love so much CAN be selfish, interrupting, non-sharing, meal-ruining, bank-breaking, party-demanding brats. That doesn’t mean things can’t change, especially with a little help from someone calm and smart and, thank God, FUNNY. Glickman understands that even the best intentions can sometimes backfire when it comes to parenting, and helps us understand how to nip brattiness in the bud.”

—Lenore Skenazy, founder of the book, blog, and movement “Free-Range Kids”

“Sensible suggestions on how to raise your children so they don’t become screaming brats who offend everyone around them. ..Beginning with toddlers and advancing through the tween years, Glickman gives levelheaded advice mixed with a healthy dose of humor to any parent who has cringed at their child’s behavior: screaming in a store, running wildly through a restaurant, or throwing a temper tantrum at being denied anything. The author covers children interacting with pets, children who bite, picky eaters, clinging behavior, rudeness, and a host of other topics common to toddlers and preschoolers.

By stopping bratty behavior at the earliest ages, parents are less likely to have issues later, but if spoiled and demanding performances are already part of the daily norm, Glickman reassures parents that there is still time to correct these matters. As children grow, the concerns shift; your tween may claim he or she is bored, won’t turn off any number of electronic devices, or have begun to use inappropriate language. Glickman offers advice for these topics and numerous others. She also provides some handy checklists – e.g., “Helpful Phrases to Use with Your Kid” and “Jobs for Toddlers” – for easy access to quick information that should help parents get through almost any situation. Entertaining common-sense advice for parents to ensure that their children don’t run amok.”

—Kirkus Review

Articles, Interviews, and Podcasts

Huffington Post, “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Separation Anxiety, Your Kid and You”

Kveller, “I Liked ‘Dirty Dancing’ A Lot More Before I Had Kids. This Is Why”

Motherly, “How to stand up to your kids—and why they will thank you for it!”

Good Housekeeping, “If You’ve Got a Bratty Kid, You Might Be to Blame”

Mini Magazine, “How to Get Your Kids to Pick Up After Themselves”

Mind Body Green, “Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Kid Believe In The Tooth Fairy”

She Knows, “It’s time to face it, your kid is bankrupting you”

Tarcher/Penguin, “Ask Our Experts: Graduation”

Observer Group, “Rabbi Elaine Glickman pens book for parents”

Fatherly, “All The Ways Parents Enable Bratty Kids And What Can Be Done To Fix It”

WGN, “The reason one author says your kid is a brat and it’s all your fault!”

“7 Things Parents Can Do to Stop Bratty Behavior – Before It’s Too Late”

“13 Reasons Your Kid Is a Brat that Are Completely Your Fault”

“The Ultimate All-Ages Checklist to See If Your Kid Is Becoming a Brat”

Podcast for Real Simple – “I Want to Like You: Parents Who Don’t Manage Their Kids in Public”