Change Your Child's Behavior by Changing Yours: 13 New Tricks to Get Kids to Cooperate

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A new approach for dealing with the most common--and seemingly intractable--battles of will between parents and children. Authoritative and sound, but lighthearted and guilt-free, all of the authors' suggestions work toward building a child's self-esteem.

Two simple but powerful ideas stand behind this book's advice for coping with children's behavior problems: you can change your child's behavior by changing the way you react to theirs; and you must accept that much of what ...

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Overview

A new approach for dealing with the most common--and seemingly intractable--battles of will between parents and children. Authoritative and sound, but lighthearted and guilt-free, all of the authors' suggestions work toward building a child's self-esteem.

Two simple but powerful ideas stand behind this book's advice for coping with children's behavior problems: you can change your child's behavior by changing the way you react to theirs; and you must accept that much of what unnerves parents is actually appropriate to the various stages of a child's development.

Change Your Child's Behavior by Changing Yours tackles thirteen particularly difficult situations that prompt most tugs-of-wills, including conflicts involving bedtime, dressing, eating, going places, shopping, and sibling rivalry. Each chapter opens with a section called "Sound Familiar?" that describes a scenario parents will quickly recognize. Authors Chernofsky and Gage then identify the development stage that is prompting the distressing behavior, help parents to relate the child's behavior in a somewhat parallel situation, and offer strategies for coping with and changing the situation for the better.

The authors tackle a variety of particularly difficult situations that prompt most tug-of-wills between children and parents. Authoritative and sound, but lighthearted and guilt free, the strategies offered for coping with and changing a bad situation for the better will also help improve a child's self-esteem. Illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517884638
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Edition description: 1st pbk. ed
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 813,959
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Chernofsky, M.S., is a child-care specialist for KNSD-TV, the NBC affiliate in San Diego, and formerly served as the child-care expert for Inside San Diego on KGTV, the ABC affiliate.

Diane Gage is the author of eight books and has written for many national magazines. She is Director of Corporate Relations for Sharp HealthCare in San Diego.

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Table of Contents

How This Book Will Help You Raise Your Child
Pt. 1 Proactive Parenting
Premise 1 Putting Parents in Charge: Changing Your Behavior Will Change Your Child's 3
Premise 2 Why Your Kid Acts Like a Child: Most Inappropriate Behaviors Are Age-Appropriate 13
Pt. 2 Tips for Overcoming Your Kids' Challenging Behaviors
Bedtime 29
Dressing 42
Eating 51
Following Instructions 64
Going Places 75
Hitting, Biting, and Making Faces 88
Independence 98
Lying 107
Manners 120
Shopping 129
Sibling Rivalry 138
TV, Video Games, and Other Passive Behaviors 152
Whining and Tantrums 163
Pt. 3 Raising Kids as a Team
Bringing Child-Care Providers and Teachers on Board 177
Mom and Dad in Sync: Ten Myths to Forget About Parenting 185
Index 195
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