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Based on Dr. Severe's philosophy that children's behavior is often a reflection of parents' behavior, How to Behave So Your Preschooler Will, Too! teaches parents with children between the ages of three and six to adjust their behavior to better handle a host of issues, including: Fussing at bedtime. Setting limits. Tantrums. Crying scenes when leaving a play date. Sibling rivalry. Preparing to start school. Toilet training.

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Overview

Based on Dr. Severe's philosophy that children's behavior is often a reflection of parents' behavior, How to Behave So Your Preschooler Will, Too! teaches parents with children between the ages of three and six to adjust their behavior to better handle a host of issues, including: Fussing at bedtime. Setting limits. Tantrums. Crying scenes when leaving a play date. Sibling rivalry. Preparing to start school. Toilet training.

Instead of focusing on what children do wrong, this book teaches parents what they can do right, by emphasizing the positive (reinforcing good behavior), by being consistent (not giving in to bad behavior to placate your child), and by being more patient. Through practical and easy-to-implement suggestions, Dr. Severe shows parents how to manage their anger and prevent arguments and power struggles. He also explains, with examples, how children's physical, emotional, and language development affects their behavior. Filled with stories (many of them gleaned from parents in Dr. Severe's workshops), checklists, an extensive resource guide to books that parents can read with their preschoolers, and a you-can-do-it attitude, How to Behave So Your Preschooler Will, Too! is certain to become a bible for stressed-out, exhausted parents everywhere.

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In this follow-up to How to Behave so Your Children Will, Too!, parenting authority Sal Severe maintains that life with a preschooler can be free of whining, tantrums, and other unpleasant behavior. The author reveals that while children of this age want to test their will against everything, usually with much noise and melodrama, they also want nothing more than to please their parents. This concept may seem unlikely to Mom and Dad when the little one stuffs all the guest towels down the toilet, but the book advises parents that if they can just keep control over their own emotions, they can prevent situations from escalating into meltdowns or screaming fits.

Setting limits with consistency and patience -- the hallmarks of discipline -- can aid parents in the constant battles over bedtimes and sibling bickering. Severe, however, reminds readers that they must model appropriate behavior if they want their child to learn how to deal with conflict and disappointment. On a more practical level, simple tactics such as charts and stickers will often do the trick, and Severe offers advice on using these devices without sending the wrong message to your child. A final section addresses specific problems you may encounter -- including constant attention seeking, lying, and picky eating habits -- and how to correct them. Constructive as well as philosophical, this guide can help parents promote good behaviors in their children while teaching them to realize the consequences of their actions -- a valuable lesson at any age. Jessica Leigh Lebos

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Severe, author of the bestselling How to Behave so Your Children Will, Too!, focuses on children ages three to six. Parents know all too well that toddlers can be particularly difficult. Sometimes their inability to speak makes it hard to figure out what they want; other children have demanding temperaments and still other kids haven't been taught the "right" behavior for a particular situation. In a calm and soothing manner, Severe offers coping strategies for parents with the most common dilemmas, including tantrums, toilet training, sibling rivalry and more. The author discusses the circumstances, offers specific suggestions for parents and provides a summary chart of what not to do and how kids can get the wrong message by following their parents. For example, when a parent watches TV several hours a day, children learn that they can do the same, or when a parent yells obscenities at a driver who takes a parking spot, the child learns that he or she can also be verbally offensive. Parents can counteract their own bad behavior, counsels Severe, by apologizing for using bad language or taking responsibility for being angry and trying to be polite. The book is particularly helpful for first-time parents, who will find Severe's step-by-step prescriptions what to do when a toddler has a tantrum or how to handle time-outs invaluable. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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No more tantrums. No more bedtime battles. That's what Severe promises, and he clearly delivers; his How To Behave So Your Children Will, Too! was a New York Times best seller. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670031085
  • Publisher: Viking Adult
  • Publication date: 7/22/2002
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Sal Severe has been a school psychologist for more than twenty-five years. He serves on the advisory board of Parents magazine and is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Severe is also the author of How to Behave So Your Preschooler Will, Too!

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
Part I Introduction 1
1 What Preschoolers Need from Their Parents 3
Part II Developmental Factors That Affect Behavior 15
2 How Language Affects Behavior 17
3 How Temperament Affects Behavior 38
4 How Self-Esteem Affects Behavior 45
5 How Motivation Affects Behavior 53
6 How Preschoolers Learn 62
Part III Better Behavior Principles 77
7 Quick Start Strategies 79
8 You and Your Preschooler Learn from Each Other 93
9 Being Consistent Is Seldom Easy, but It Is Always Worth It 103
Part IV Putting Better Behavior Principles into Practice 115
10 How to Build Positive Behaviors and Attitudes 117
11 Use Charts and Checklists to Teach Accountability 131
12 Use Rules to Provide Guidance 139
13 Managing Your Anger 155
14 Alternatives to Spanking 164
15 Correcting Misbehavior with Time-Out 171
16 Planning Improves Misbehavior 197
Part V Applying Better Behavior Principles to Everyday Challenges 207
17 Common Challenges 209
18 Sibling Strife 224
19 From Comfort to Coping 231
20 Preschool Fears 241
21 Behavior in Public Places 250
22 Preschoolers, Aggression, and Anger 259
23 Choosing a Preschool 268
24 Children with Special Needs 271
25 From Cookies to Car Keys 277
Appendix Children's Book List 281
Index 303
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2008

    Best book ever!

    This book has changed my life and my families. My child wasn't a 'super nanny child' as I often call some, but he definitaly had his days. This book reminds you that kids don't automatically know how to behave in every situation, that it is up to you to teach them and punishment does not do this... It recommends positive reinforcement first and foremost. And it works!!! My 4 year old is a new child!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2005

    Good parenting book for preschoolers

    After trying many parental books I found this book very helpful. This book is very easy to read. This book teaches parents to handle many issues like child tantrums, sibling rivalry, alternatives to spanking, anger management for parents themselves etc. This book points to many parental behaviors that reflect in preschoolers. In short, this book has many secrets to raising a happy, well-behaved preschooler. I strongly recommend this book to all parents of preschoolers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2004

    Opened my eyes to what I needed to change,

    I was resorting to yelling louder, criticising more frequently, and searching for stricter punishments...trying rather desperately to get my 4 and 7 year old sons to behave better. It simply wasn't working. I asked myself one day...when I was still half sane...Why in the world was I continuing to do what isn't working? And, I was intrigued by this title that implied I had to change first...so I bought the book. With the help of Severe's advice, I finally realized that I was going to have to change my approach in the manner I was chosing to speak to my children, before they were going to change their behavior. This book along with another practical book called 'The Pocket Parent' helped us get more cooperation from our kids as well as change the entire atmosphere of our home...now much less yelling defiance and negative 'attitude'. Both books suggest the exact words to try in challenging situations that a normal preschooler often presents his parents with. I also appreciate that the authors of both books include funny personal annecdotes about their own children to illustrate the stategies. So you never feel you are being talked down to by an expert with an assortment of 'holier than thou' do's and dont's. I find it comforting that these authors (moms and a dad) have been angered, frustrated and embarrassed by their own children, too. Both of these books are set up for busy parents to read just a particular section of the book as they need it. Each chapter stands alone and neither book has to be read cover to cover in any order. I really appreciate that feature. I found the material in Severe's book very reader friendly, with a pleasant tone and easy to understand information. His book is divided into topics in 3 main sections that explain Developmental Factors, Better Behavior Principles and How to Apply the Behavior Principles. 'The Pocket Parent' is set up differently as an A-Z compendium of about 40 behaviors such as Anger, Bad Words, Biting, Bedtime, Mealtime, Morning Crazies, Lying, Sibling Rivalry, Separation Anxiety and Whining. I do like the format of 'The Pocket Parent' better. However, I like the advice in both books equally. The books are very compatible and are chock full of compassion, humor and hundreds of ideas to try with preschoolers. Severe's book says it is for 3-6 year olds and 'The Pocket Parent' is for 2-5 year olds. I think the suggestions in both books work on children 2-10 and even older. I highly recommend both of these guidebooks to keep handy for easy reference and support on one of those really bad days with the kids when you could really use a verbal hug and a couple of practical specific suggestions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    wonderful read for frustrated parents

    I bought this book as a last ditch attempt to help improve my parenting skills with my toddler. She is a wonderful girl, I knew it was me that needed the work! As a single mom i was desperate for info and this book came in a nice package for that! You can read the book as a whole or each chapter is self supporting so you can skip around to the areas you need. As I started to implement the changes I saw a difference almost immediatly. I would recommend this book to any parent!

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