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Positive discipline for single parents : nurturing cooperation, respect, and joy in your single-parent family
Nelsen, Jane.
Personal Author:
Revised and updated second edition.
Publication Information:
Rocklin, CA : Prima Pub., [1999]

Physical Description:
xii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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HQ759.915 .N45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Parenting
HQ759.915 .N45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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A Positive, Proven Approach to Single Parenting!
As a single parent in our complex world, you face the challenge of doing alone a job that was meant for two people. In addition, self-doubt and guilt may dampen the joy you experience raising your child. What do you do?
Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust Jane Nelsen's classic POSITIVE DISCIPLINE series for its consistant, commonsense approach to child rearing. In this completely revised and updated edition of Positive Discipline for Single Parents you'll learn how to succeed as a single parent in the most important job of your life: raising a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful.
Inside this reassuring book, you'll discover how to:
·Identify potential problems and develop skills to prevent them
·Budget time each week for family activities
·Create a respectful coparenting relationship with your former spouse
·Use nonpunitive methods to help your children make wise decisions about their behavior
·And much, much more!
"Provides very important information for single parents, especially in today's violent society. Used as a resource, it can help parents deal with discipline issues in a positive way and in turn help their children become responsible citizens." --Judye Foy, international vice president, Community Relations, Parents Without Partners
"Another great resource for both single parents and therapists . . . practical and enjoyable to read. A must for your parenting library." --Stephen Sprinkel, marriage and family therapist

Author Notes

Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist.
Cheryl Erwin, M.A., is the coauthor of Positive Discipline: The First Three Years
Carol Delzer, M.A., J.D., is an attorney who specializes in law mediation for divorce and child custody cases.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
1. Setting the Stage for Single Parentingp. 1
2. Changing Your Perception of Single Parentingp. 9
3. Coping with Feelings: Yours and Theirsp. 19
4. The Fine Art of Communication: Reading the Clues of Energyp. 31
5. Balancing, Juggling, and Other Single-Parenting Skillsp. 43
6. Conquering the High Wire: Skills for Creating Balancep. 59
7. Life with a Single Mom or Dad: Your Relationship with Your Childp. 73
8. Single Parent Families Aren't "Broken": Practicing Cooperation and Encouragementp. 89
9. Family Meetings: Making Your Family a Teamp. 103
10. Understanding Misbehavior: It Isn't Just Because You Are a Single Parent!p. 113
11. Getting Into Your Child's World: Positive Discipline in Actionp. 127
12. Nonpunitive Discipline: Effective Tools for Single Parentsp. 139
13. Beyond Single Parenthood: Taking Care of Youp. 161
14. Unmarried with Children: Social Life and Significant Othersp. 181
15. Your Child's Other Parent: After the Divorcep. 199
16. Creating a Respectful Coparenting Relationshipp. 217
17. Celebrating Your Familyp. 233
Conclusionp. 249
Indexp. 251