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 classic Positive Discipline series for its consistent, commonsense approach to child rearing. In the completely updated edition of Positive 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 of The Mother's Almanac and The 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 of Helping 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.
The first edition of Positive Discipline A-Z
became a classic child-rearing text that helped change the way parents and experts feel about discipline. In this revised and expanded version, child psychologist Jane Nelson (coauthor of the entire Positive Discipline series) teams up with speaker and therapist Lynn Lott and H. Stephen Glenn (Raising Self-Reliant Children
). Positive Discipline
is based on the theories of child development expert Rudolf Dreikurs, and uses communication, consistency, and specific techniques (such as the four-step follow-through method, taking time for training, giving age-appropriate chores to teach responsibility, and using positive time-outs in which the child takes some time with a calming activity) to help children develop the life skills they need to be "effective, happy, contributing, and respectful members of the family and society."
The first part of the text provides an introduction to the concept of positive discipline and its tools. The second part of the book is an alphabetical breakdown of more than 100 child-rearing topics, from addiction to zits--including cruelty to animals, fairness, laundry, negative children, pampering, self-esteem, tattling, whining, and much more. Here, the authors move from general theory to specific suggestions and approaches for hard-core parenting issues. Whether read for theory or read for specificity, this book is terrific--and important. --Ericka Lutz