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Title:
Positive discipline : the first three years: from infant to toddler-laying the foundation for raising a capable, confident child
Author:
Nelsen, Jane.
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Publication Information:
Rocklin, Calif. : Prima Pub., [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761515050
Format :
Book

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Summary

Make a Difference During the Most Important Years of Your Child's Life The months leading up to the birth of a child are filed with joy, dreams, plans--and a few worries. As a caring parent, you want to start your child out in life on the proper foundation. But where do you go for the answers to such questions as: How do I communicate with an infant who doesn't understand words? How can I effectively teach boundaries to my toddler? Should I ever spank my child? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trustJane Nelsen'sclassicPositive Disciplineseries. These books offer a commonsense approach to child-rearing that so often is lacking in today's world. InPositive Discipline: The First Three Years, you'll learn how to use kind but firm support to raise a child who is both capable and confident. You'll find practical solutions and solid advice on how to: ·Encourage independence and exploration while providing appropriate boundaries ·Use non-punitive methods to instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home ·Recognize when your child is ready to master the challenges of sleeping, eating, and potty training, and how to avoid the power struggles that often come with those lessons ·Identify your child's temperament ·Understand what the latest research in brain development tells us about raising healthy children ·And much, much more! Containing real-life examples of challenges other parents and caregivers have faced,Positive Discipline: The First Three Yearsis the one book that no parent should be without.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue By the Children
Part 1 Welcoming Baby: Learning to Live in Your New Family
1 Setting the Stage for Raising Your Child
2 Getting to Know Your Child
3 Redefining ""We"": Living Together As a Family
Part 2 How Children Grow: Learning and the Stages of Development
4 The Miraculous Brain: How Children Learn
5 Trust Versus Mistrust: ""Can I Count on You?""
6 Autonomy Versus Doubt and Shame: ""I Can Stand on My Own Two Feet (but Don't Abandon Me!)""
7 The Value of Autonomy