Positive Discipline for Preschoolers
Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, there will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won't my three-year-oldMore »
Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, there will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won't my three-year-old listen to me? Should I ever spank my preschooler when she is disobedient? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series and its commonsense approach to child-rearing. Now completely updated to report the latest research in child development and learning,Positive Discipline for Preschoolerswill teach you how to use methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. You'll find practical solutions for how to: - Avoid the power struggles that often come with mastering sleeping, eating, and potty training - See misbehavior as an opportunity to teach nonpunitive discipline--not punishment - Instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home by using methods that teach important life skills - Employ family and class meetings to tackle behavorial challenges - And much, much more! This revised and updated third edition includes information from the latest research on neurobiology, diet and exercise, gender differences and behavior, the importance of early relationships and parenting, and new approaches to parenting in the age of mass media. In addition, this book offers new information on reducing anxiety and helping children feel safe in troubled times.« Less
for their early years--raising children who are responsible, respectful, and resourceful
Why positive discipline?
Positive discipline and your preschooler
Understanding developmental appropriateness
The miraculous brain : learning and development
"I can do it!" : the joys (and challenges) of initiative
Accepting the child you have : understanding your preschooler's temperament
"Don't talk to me in that tone of voice" : emotions and the art of communication
"Why does my child do that?" : the messages of misbehavior
Mistaken goals at home
Mistaken goals in the preschool
"You can't come to my birthday party!" : social skills for preschoolers
Ending bedtime battles : preschoolers and sleep
"I don't like that!" : preschoolers and eating
Preschoolers and potties : the ongoing saga of toilet training
Selecting (and living with) child care
Family and class meetings for preschoolers
The world "out there" : dealing with the influence of technology and culture
When your child needs special help
Growing as a family : finding support, resources, and sanity
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