A guide to discipline grounded in love and respect.
Savvy parents have come to rely on PARENTING magazine for its focused advice and expert guidance on all the tough issues of raising children. Now PARENTING readers are delighted to find the same winning blend of upbeat writing, quick information, and up-to-the-minute research in the PARENTING books. This latest volume in the series takes parents through the ins and outs of raising children with healthy, loving discipline, from infancy to age 6 and beyond. Featured topics include:
Discipline and punishment: Knowing the difference ¿ Defining realistic, age-appropriate goals for your child ¿ Why cooperation works better than coercion
Why kids misbehave: Heading off bad behavior by understanding its underlying causes ¿ How to be a guide rather than a cop ¿ Rechanneling all that energy
Avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes: Side-stepping power struggles and defiance ¿ Making rules your children can understand and obey ¿ Creating win-win situations through patience and consistency ¿ Using positive reinforcement instead of criticism and control
Discipline through ages and stages: Expectations your children can meet from infancy to elementary school ¿ Dealing with sibling rivalry ¿ Working with a babysitter or day care provider ¿ Dialogues, routines, and strategies geared for each phase of childhood
Raising responsible children: Chores your child is ready for ¿ Using rewards fairly and effectively ¿ Getting compliance without nagging or policing
How NOT to spoil your children: The difference between nurturing and overindulging ¿ Giving gifts without creating undue expectations ¿ When and how to set limits ¿ Setting the right example