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Parenting with dignity
Bledsoe, Mac.
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : Alpha/Pearson Education Co., [2003]

Physical Description:
xvi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Central Library HQ755.7 .B63 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Family Place
Newstead Library HQ755.7 .B63 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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First time in trade: Wisdom that's catching on across the seen on 20/20.

Mac Bledsoe knows a thing or two about parenting. Aside from being father to football great Drew Bledsoe, the elder Bledsoe spent 29 years teaching high school and coaching sports. This book urges parents to rethink their approach to discipline and let kids make some of their own decisions and experience the consequences early on, so that they can act responsibly later.

Author Notes

Mac Bledsoe is the author of the nine-tape parenting curriculum, newsletter, and website all titled Parenting with Dignity. His approach to raising responsible kids has been featured twice on ABC's 20/20, and is based on his 29 years of teaching high school and coaching sports.

Table of Contents

1 A Simple Premisep. 1
2 The Power of Ideasp. 11
3 Getting the Behavior You Wantp. 23
4 Five Rules for Parentsp. 45
5 Rule One: Tell Your Kids What You Want Them to Do!p. 53
6 Rule Two: Criticize the Performance, Not the Personp. 69
7 Rule Three: Don't Assume They Learned It: Repeat It!p. 77
8 Rule Four: What They Say to Themselves Is What Countsp. 89
9 Rule Five: Send a Constant Message of LOVEp. 109
10 Teaching Your Values to Your Childrenp. 153
11 Turning Possibilities into Goals--Then into Actionsp. 173
12 Why Punishment Doesn't Workp. 183
13 Dealing with Tragedyp. 197
14 Expanding the Boundaries of Your Homep. 207
Appendix Granddad Bledsoe's Sayingsp. 219
Indexp. 229

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