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Positive discipline A-Z : from toddlers to teens--1001 solutions to everyday parenting problems
Nelsen, Jane.
Personal Author:
Revised and expanded second edition.
Publication Information:
Rocklin, Calif. : Prima, [1999]

Physical Description:
xiv, 329 pages :: illustrations ; 24 cm
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HQ770.4 .N435 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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A Positive, Proven Approach to Parenting! As a parent, you face one of the most challenging--and rewarding--roles of your life. No matter how much you love your child, there will still be moments filled with anger, frustration, and, at times, desperation. What do you do? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the classicPositive Disciplineseries for its consistent, commonsense approach to child rearing. In the completely updated edition ofPositive Discipline A-Z,you will learn how to use kind but firm support to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. You'll find practical solutions to such parenting challenges as: Sibling Rivalry · Bedtime Hassles · The Angry Child School Problems · Getting Chores Done · ADD Eating Problems · Getting Through a Divorce Procrastination · Whining · Tattling and Lying Homework · And Dozens More! "Good, practical ways to guide a child--and save your sanity." --Marguerite Kelly, author ofThe Mother's AlmanacandThe Mother's Almanac Goes to School "The perfect blend of kindness and firmness. Clearly a four-star guide that any parent will immediately relate to, with practical no-nonsense answers for today's families." --John F. Taylor, Ph.D., author ofHelping Your Hyperactive ADD Child "As a parent and licensed clinical social worker, I found this book to be practical, innovative, and an excellent tool for both parents and psychotherapists." --Melanie J. Stern, L.C.S.W.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book Introduction
Part 1 Basic Positive Discipline Parenting Tools
Family Meetings Kindness and Firmness
Less Is More Choices and Consequences Decide
What You Will Do Routines Know Who--
Not Where--They Are Have Faith Positive
Time-Out Put Kids in the Same
Boat Let Kids Figure It Out
Two Tongues Promises Beliefs Behind
Behavior Make Sure the Message of Love
Gets Through Special Time
Together Encouragement vs. Praise and Rewards Say No
Use Your Sense of Humor Get a Life Take Small Steps
Part 2 Positive Discipline Solutions from A to Z
Addictions Adoption Aggression Allowances Angry Child Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Baby-Sitters and Child Care
Bedtime Hassles Bed-Wetting Birthdays
Birth Order Biting Boredom Borrowing Candy Car
Hassles Chauffeuring Chores, Age-Appropriate Chores, Getting Cooperation Clothes, Choosing Computers and Other Electronic
Equipment Cooking Cruelty to Animals Crying
Death Defiance Demanding Depressed Child
Disagreements Between Parents Divorce
Eating, Picky Fabricating Fairness Fears
Fighting, Friends Fighting, Siblings Forgetting Friends, Choosing
The "Good Child" Grief
Guilt Habits, Annoying Hitting (Spanking)
Hobbies Holidays
Homework Interrupting Kidnapping Laundry
Listen, Refuses to Lying Manipulation
Masturbation Materialism
Mealtime Hassles
Morning Hassles
Motivation, Lack of Moving Naps
Negative Child No, Saying Obedience Pampering Pest
Pets Poor Sport Pouting and Complaining
Practicing (Piano, Dance, Sports, and Other Activities)
Preschool Procrastinating
Property Destruction Reverence Rooms, Messy School Problems
Self-Esteem Sex Exploration and Sex Education Sexual Abuse
Sharing Shopping with Children Shyness
Sibling Rivalry Sickness Single Parent
Stealing Stepfamilies Suicide Summer
Vacation Swearing/Foul Language Talk, Refuses to Tattling
Television and Video Games
Temper Tantrums Toilet
Training Touching Things Toys, Friends Won't Help
Pick Up Toys, Won't Pick Up
Traveling with Kids
Upset Child Whining Working
Outside the Home Zits (Acne) Selected