Author Writes The Manual That Was Supposed To Come With Kids

With hundreds of parenting books on the market, it’s no wonder parents feel confused when trying to choose one. If they are all the same, 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. “If kids came with an instruction manual,” says O’Keef, “it would look like this book.”

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 what he considered to be the essential information all parents need to know – the best parts from the best books. He simplified the information to make it easy to understand and easy to do. Then he condensed it into a short, easy read that only takes a couple of hours to get through. “This is the book I wish I had when I was a young parent,” says O’Keef. “Now it’s available to all parents.”

Parents will appreciate the book’s length: short, compared with other parenting books that can be long and intimidating. They will enjoy how easy it is to read and understand when other books require the reader to study as if from a text book. They will welcome how the suggestions are broken down into easy-to-follow steps. But the best thing about this book is that it is like reading the best parts out of the best parenting books with the promise that no matter where your children are on the behavior scale, applying the principles in this book will make things better. This book is designed to take away every excuse a parent might have for not reading a book about raising kids.

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 he doesn’t stop there. 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 needs immediate improving.

O’Keef is the father of six children and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He feels compelled to put this book in the hands of as many parents as possible because as he puts it, “If this world is to improve, we must put our focus on where it will do the most good, on the family.”

Even the price of O’Keef’s book is appealing: £2.77 for the ebook version and $7.87 for the paperback. The book is available exclusively on

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