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Assertiveness: How To Be Strong In Every Situation by Suzanne Potts, Conrad Potts

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Families – Who’d Have ’em?

Managing kids, handling teenagers and coping with partners and parents assertively

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You arrive home after a hard day at the office to find clothes, shoes and sports bags scattered about the hallway.

Dirty plates and mugs are strewn around the kitchen.

The washing is still sat in the machine and nobody’s thought to peel some vegetables for dinner.

The TV drones on whilst a fight for the remote ensues in the background. There’s a message from Social Services to say your mother’s personal alarm, that she wears in case she has another fall, has been going off continually today because she keeps triggering ...

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