Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2007-03-27
  • Publisher: Harmony
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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 Preschoolers will 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 disciplinenot 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author Biography

Jane Nelson, Ed.D., is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist, and an internationally known speaker.

Cheryl Erwin, M.A., a licensed marriage and family therapist, is the author or coauthor of nine books on parenting as well as a popular speaker, trainer, and parenting radio personality.

Roslyn Ann Duffy founded and codirected the Learning Tree Montessori Childcare and has written adult and children’s texts, as well as the internationally circulated column “From a Parent’s Perspective.

Table of Contents

Prologue: By the Childrenp. 1
Why Positive Discipline?p. 3
Positive Discipline and Your Preschoolerp. 25
Understanding Developmental Appropriatenessp. 39
The Miraculous Brain: Learning and Developmentp. 61
"I Can Do It!": The Joys (and Challenges) of Initiativep. 79
Accepting the Child You Have: Understanding Temperamentp. 97
"Don't Talk to Me in That Tone of Voice": Emotions and the Art of Communicationp. 119
"Why Does My Child Do That?": The Messages of Misbehaviorp. 139
Mistaken Goals at Homep. 153
Mistaken Goals in the Preschoolp. 173
"You Can't Come to My Birthday Party!": Social Skills for Preschoolersp. 191
Ending Bedtime Battles: Preschoolers and Sleepp. 217
"I Don't Like That!": Preschoolers and Eatingp. 233
Preschoolers and Potties: The Ongoing Saga of Toilet Trainingp. 247
Selecting (and Living with) Child Carep. 261
Family and Class Meetings for Preschoolersp. 283
The World "Out There": Dealing with the Influence of Technology and Culturep. 299
When Your Child Needs Special Helpp. 309
Growing as a Family: Finding Support, Resources, and Sanityp. 327
Conclusionp. 343
Suggested Readingsp. 347
For More Informationp. 350
Acknowledgmentsp. 351
Indexp. 353
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