Get The Behavior You Want…Without Being The Parent You Hate

Disclaimer: My friend Dr. G is not only a family physician, but she’s also great at giving extremely helpful and effective parenting advice. She wrote a book titled Get the Behavior You Want…Without Being the Parent You Hate and asked me to check it out. I am not being paid to review this book and was under no obligation to review this book on my blog…but it’s so good that I decided to share it with you!

My friend Deborah Gilboa, aka Dr. G, is one of my favorite people to go to when I have questions about the kids. In fact, she’s even given me advice that I shared here on my blog titled How To Stop Yelling At Your Kids and Talking To Kids About Sex. I’ve met her in person and I talk to her almost everyday on Facebook. In short, I adore her. So when she asked me if I’d be interested in checking out her new book Get the Behavior You Want…Without Being the Parent You Hate, I jumped at the chance.

New to parenting or experiencing a new parenting problem? Check out Deborah Gilboa's book Get the Behavior You Want…Without Being the Parent You Hate. It's the only parenting how-to book you'll need!
If you are tired of screaming and nagging, begging and pleading, and tantrums (both by the kids and occasionally by you!), then you have to check out Get the Behavior You Want…Without Being the Parent You Hate.

I think what I like most about this book is actually two things: it’s geared towards kids 18 months to 12 years of age (my kids are smack in the middle of the age range) and also that the chapters are broken up so that you don’t have to read from beginning to end; you can jump around and read about the topics effecting your family now.

Issues with playdates? Check out Chapter 37. Everywhere your child goes for a playdate probably has rules different from the ones at your house. Dr. G says “…the rules in your home are not negotiable, even with guests.” And it’s good to teach your child that rule when they are elsewhere as well.

My sweet Mia loves to get dressed up, but hates to dress herself. She still wants me to do it for her. So I promptly flipped to Chapter 20: Teach Kids To Get Themselves Dressed.

There are even chapters about YOU…the parent. Chapter 16 is all about Your Bedroom as Your Sanctuary. It is okay to have off-limit areas for the kids. I’d love to make my bedroom off-limits unless invited, and we just started working on this one.

And because the topics are broken down based on your child’s age (ex: Toddler, Preschooler), this book will grow with you as your children grow.

Dr. G is funny, upfront, doesn’t beat around the bush, and offers advice and tips that you can start using today. Get the Behavior You Want…Without Being the Parent You Hate is a parenting book everybody should have on their shelves; it’s more like a parenting how-to manual!

You can grab a copy of Get the Behavior You Want…Without Being the Parent You Hate by pre-ordering on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and demosHEALTH. If you read it, make sure to add your review on GoodReads!

Want more Dr. G? You can visit the Ask Doctor G website, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google +.


  1. Great review, Natalie! I do love that one can read the book in a way that suits them, and that it's a good all-the-time reference book. Alison recently posted..I Am A Good MotherMy Profile
  2. Natalie, this review is amazing!! Thank you SO much for reading, and sharing your thoughts. I can't fully express my gratitude, for your time and even more for your friendship. Dr. G recently posted..3 Strategies for Reducing Parent Stress at #BacktoSchool TimeMy Profile
  3. Perfect review! I'm reading the book right now. :-) Lady Jennie recently posted..Swiss Alps LifeMy Profile
  4. I actually keep the Kindle version at the ready in my diaper bag. IT IS SO GOOD. Keely recently posted..A Giveaway For Expecting: A Year of Fixing Up And Breaking Down. Now In Nook Form, Too!My Profile
  5. Thank you for the excellent review. I look forward to reading such a good parenting book. Pamela L (Rookie Parenting) recently posted..10 Parenting Tips – How To Be A Good ParentMy Profile