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[Following is an official review of "Stubborn children" by Norio Ando.]
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2 out of 4 stars
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Stubborn Children by Norio Ando is a non-fiction guide about how to help children become more agreeable and relaxed. The author introduces some practical methods which can be used to relax children, allowing parents to make their children flexible and less rigid. The author uses a simple style to write his arguments, thereby attempting to easily persuade the reader that his methods are successful.

As soon as he introduces the book, the writer explores the meaning of relaxed pleasure. He explains that a happy, relaxed child is more agreeable and flexible, thus he/she can be more obedient towards his/her parents. He also introduces the idea of three emotions, claiming these emotions are tensioned emotion, excited emotion, and relaxed emotion. The author claims that a stubborn child displays excessive tensioned emotion, so that must be counterbalanced with excitement and relaxation. He also states that autism, hyperactivity, and other disorders arise from an imbalance of emotions, which distorts the child’s personality. Moving on, the writer gives the reader some treatment methods. For instance, by tickling a child to make him/her laugh and then letting him/her rest, the parent elicits relaxed pleasure on the child, which can make him/her more flexible.

There were many positive characteristics in this guide. Firstly, the book was fabulously structured, as a logical, coherent, and rational flow was maintained throughout the text. Moreover, the book was original, as the writer’s ideas were unique and creative. What I liked most in the text was that it contained diagrams and figures, which added vividness to the text, helping the reader understand the author’s treatment methods.

However, I also disliked a few things in this book. More analytically, the book was poorly edited, as I encountered several grammatical mistakes in the text. In other words, the guide must go through more professional editing before being published. What I disliked most in this book was its monotonous mood, as the writer repeated himself, thereby creating a boring, uninteresting, and repetitive atmosphere in the text.

This book is best suited for parents who have stubborn, disobedient children. Mothers will especially appreciate this book, as the author gives plenty of advice to mothers in the text. Both religious and non-religious readers may enjoy this guide.

All in all, I rate this book with 2 out of 4 stars. I did not give it more stars because it was unprofessionally edited and monotonous. Nonetheless, I could not remove the final star due to the book’s excellent structure and originality.

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I would love to read this book, as I have some kids in my mind who need to be more relaxed and calm. At least, that will give me more time to read,instead of getting constantly interrupted. It's sad to hear about the editing issues though. Great review!
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Post by gabrielletiemi »

This book could be useful to mothers and fathers struggling with their stubborn kids or even for a teacher. But I don't think it will be useful for me right now. Also, the book's pacing doesn't attract me. But thanks for the honest review!

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Post by Slater678 »

I think this will a helpful book to create an enhanced relationship between children and their parents. Nice review.

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Post by Christieee »

I don’t totally agree with the author’s ideas as I believe that he should have included the diversity of children. Also, the grammatical errors deter me from actually enjoying it.
This review was insightful, thank you.

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Post by Dayodiola »

Insightful review for a book that still has a lot to improve on.

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The title of this book is bound to pique anyone's interest. I hope it proves beneficial for the target audience. Thank you for the insightful review.🌸
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Post by LinaJan »

Thank you for such a thorough and informative review :) I now know that, despite the pull of the cover art, this is not my genre.

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Post by Mounce574 »

I think, personally, as a mother of an autistic son, that I would probably disagree with this author. Autism can cause emotional imbalance but is not caused by. If it was then there would be a way to "cure" it.
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Post by Priyanka2304 »

Stubborn and obstinate kids can be difficult to handle. All they need is proper attention and care. I feel this book can effectively help parents to find and fix the loopholes in the relationship with their kids.

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Post by Chinelookeke »

This book will help a bit in parenting. Parents with stubborn kids should watch out for books like this because it can go a long way in solving some challenges. The reviewer did a good job.

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