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Parenting that works : building skills that last a lifetime
Christophersen, Edward R.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2003]

Physical Description:
vi, 356 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- PART I: BUILDING EFFECTIVE PARENTING SKILLS: Teaching your child what is important -- Providing positive feedback -- Communicating with your child -- Disciplining your child effectively -- Building parent coping skills -- PART II: SPECIAL PARENTING TOPICS: Managing your child's behavior away from home -- Getting the most out of toys, games, and sports -- Dealing with divorce -- PART III: BUILDING YOUR CHILD'S SKILLS: Building self-quieting skills -- Encouraging independent play skills -- PART IV: SPECIAL CHILD TOPICS: Establishing bedtime -- Facilitating toilet training -- Discouraging aggression -- Coping with whining and tantrums -- Final thoughts.
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HQ755.8 .C485 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Parenting
HQ755.8 .C485 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Being a parent is perhaps the most important job many of us will ever have. In this text, clinical psychologist Dr Edward Christophersen and his colleague, child psychologist Dr Susan Mortweet, show parents how to raise their child to become th adult we would all like to be - one who is happy and compassionate, confident but not aggressive, and able to make and keep friends. They point out that from babyhood on through the school years. children learn these qualities by observing and interacting with their parents. In clearly written, easy-to-follow chapters, parents are shown ho to model and reward positive behaviour and avoid the need for ineffective, punitive discipline.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
Part I Building Effective Parenting Skillsp. 7
Chapter 1 Teaching Your Child What Is Importantp. 9
Chapter 2 Providing Positive Feedbackp. 31
Chapter 3 Communicating With Your Childp. 45
Chapter 4 Disciplining Your Child Effectivelyp. 65
Chapter 5 Building Parent Coping Skillsp. 99
Part II Special Parenting Topicsp. 121
Chapter 6 Managing Your Child's Behavior Away From Homep. 123
Chapter 7 Getting the Most Out of Toys, Games, and Sportsp. 131
Chapter 8 Dealing With Divorcep. 163
Part III Building Your Child's Skillsp. 177
Chapter 9 Building Self-Quieting Skillsp. 179
Chapter 10 Encouraging Independent Play Skillsp. 195
Part IV Special Child Topicsp. 207
Chapter 11 Establishing Bedtimep. 209
Chapter 12 Facilitating Toilet Trainingp. 229
Chapter 13 Discouraging Aggressionp. 267
Chapter 14 Coping With Whining and Tantrumsp. 311
Final Thoughtsp. 325
Notesp. 327
Indexp. 331
About the Authorsp. 355