I have a 14 year old son. He has been rebellious, argumentative and down right impossible to live with. I was recommended to contact Chief Stitt. Oh what a blessing. I thought he was going to be talking to my son. Boy was I wrong. In the beginning I didn't want to hear or except that I was unknowingly causing most of the problems with my son. After just a few weeks of coaching and mentoring from Chief Stitt, and reading the awesome book "Change the Parent Change the Child", I saw almost immediate changes in his behavior. I can tell you this, the parenting program at "Shield & Buckler" works. The book "Change the Parent Change the Child" works and it really is a how to manual on correcting the behavior of your child. I read it and refer back to it, time and time again.
Ms. L. Williams
| Cleveland, OH
"A Rude Awakening"
When Chief Stitt first told me about his 1st Book "Change the Parent, Change the Child". I was so quick to take offense. I felt like I didn't need to be change! But as I started reading the book, attending the workshops, watching the Youtube Vids. I could see myself, I could see where I had gave in . Things that I didn't tolerate with the oldest two, I did with the youngest one. The chapters in this book was on point. I was rewarding bad behavior. For an example: He felt like chores was a punishment... being a teenager he became dissrespectful and manipulative.. He was so use to getting anything he wanted, not earning any of it! I didn't tolerate this behavior with my two older girls. They would always say," You wouldn't never let us get by with that, you'll whip our behinds! Yes I was hard on them, they didn't run nothing!
Chief Stitt really inspired me, I stop using excuses, such as being a divorced mom, too tired, or not feeling my best. I started making my son be more accountable for his own actions. I let him know that there were consequences. When started taking things from him, he enjoyed ,he thought I had lost my mind! Sometimes things go on in our daily lives that allow us to slip on our responsibilites as a parent. And we tend to use excuses to justify our actions. I had to first examine myself ! Chief help me get my mind right!
I love all three books but I must say ,My favorite book is "Thoughts And Concepts of the Chief". This book is so "POWERFUL", heartfelt and personal... The author is on point! Empowering, Motivating, Inspirational, information! "Destruction of the Family"! , I could truly witness to this.. "Leaders and Parents", "Police Executive Leaders"...This has totally help me in my place of work and church, as well. I think different and handle situations differently as a team leader. I appreaciate you as a Friend!, Mentor!,and Leader! Thank You, Chief
I have read all three of Chief Stitt's books. Each one seems to get better. This last one, "Thoughts and Concepts of the Chief", really blew me away. I'm an executive leader at my job. In my opinion, the concepts and methods on team building are totally awesome. I can tell you that I am a "Better, Faster and Stronger human being/executive leader since reading and embracing the concepts in this book. The employees I manage are more productive and most importantly happier at work than ever before.
Thank you Chief Stitt!
Brad G. Cleveland, OH
I am a single mother of three and it has been an uphill battle disciplining my oldest child. For about 2yrs. my son has been what one would call an unruly child. He started by talking back and being disobedient on a consistent basis. I tried everything to disciplining him from grounding him to taking things away he enjoyed, but I lacked consistency! I would eventually allow him off punishment if he behaved or got a good grade on a test at school. Of course, a couple of days later he would be disrespectful again. Eventually, my son began running away when he couldn't get his way. His running away became so frequent that he was gone more than he was at home. I prayed for help, direction, Change!
In May of 2013, I met Chief Stitt at church through another member. I knew from our conversation that my prayers had been answered. We have worked consistently with the Chief and I have stayed focused and motivated. It has been a challenge to change my mindset but after reading "Change the Parent Change the Child", I had an Ah-ha moment. So many chapters in the book were about my family and our everyday situations. I often find myself relying on this book to keep me on top of what's going on in the mind of not only my teenage son but my eleven year old twins as well. There is no magic pill or quick fix! You must be willing and able to put in the work it takes to improve your parenting style so that your children know "Who's the Boss".
Although, my son continued down the wrong path and eventually ended up in the juvenile detention center I still got a lot of useful information from Chief Stitt and his book "Change the Parent Change the Child". Chief Stitt is now mentoring my son within the walls of the detention center. My son is seeing now that all the things that "The Chief" attempted to instill in him were correct. He is now more focused and motivated on becoming a better human being.
It's never too late to save your wayward child! Take it from me... I never gave up! I sought out help! Any parent that is experiencing a child that is strong- willed, argumentative, stubborn, impulsive, or just outright disobedient needs to read this book as soon as they exhibit that behavior!
I was so against this at first! I gave Change The Parent Change The Child a try. Wow!
What a difference this program made for me and my child. I really thought my child was doing ok! After the first meeting, I realized I needed to make some changes with my child, and myself. Parents I am being very truthful. Please take the time to make changes, you will be happy that you did. Yes! I know the title can be demeaning. But if your way of doing things is giving you the same unwanted results, then it is time to make a change! I really do appreciate Chief Antonio Stitt and what he has done for me and my child!
Thanks again Chief Stitt!
Ms. Berry Cleveland, Ohio