Why do I have to go to school before the show that I am watching is
over? Why do I have to wear shoes and a jacket when I go outside? Rules
like these can be really frustrating - but they don't have to be!
Why do I have to? looks at a set of everyday
situations that provide challenges for children at home, with their
friends, and at school. Laurie Leventhal-Belfer empathizes with
children's wish to do things their way, explains clearly why their way
does not work, and provides a list of practical suggestions for how to
cope with these challenges and avoid feelings of frustration. This is
the ideal book for children who have difficulty coping with the
expectations of daily living, as well as for their parents and the
professionals who work with them.