Laying Down the Law: The 25 Laws of Parenting to Keep Your Kids on Track, Out of Trouble, and (Pretty Much) Under Control

Laying Down the Law: The 25 Laws of Parenting to Keep Your Kids on Track, Out of Trouble, and (Pretty Much) Under Control

by Ruth Peters
     
 

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"If there ever was an owner's manual for your kids, Laying Down the Law is it. When I read Ruth Peters, it's like she's channeling my parents and grandparents with commonsense, logical advice for today's parent."—Al Roker, NBC's Today show

"Dr. Peters really understands the challenges that today's parents face— and how to help. Easy to

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"If there ever was an owner's manual for your kids, Laying Down the Law is it. When I read Ruth Peters, it's like she's channeling my parents and grandparents with commonsense, logical advice for today's parent."—Al Roker, NBC's Today show

"Dr. Peters really understands the challenges that today's parents face— and how to help. Easy to read and often humorous, this book reminds us why old-fashioned values can still work best to guide our children. It's straightforward talk that will benefit parents— dare I say she's the Judge Judy of parenting?!"—Nancy Samalin, M.S., best-selling author of Loving Your Child Is Not Enough and Loving without Spoiling

25 no-nonsense rules that teach your kids values and discipline from the inside out

NBC Today show expert Dr. Ruth Peters shares her best and newest advice for helping families restore order and keep the peace with proven, painless methods that once and for all get your children to:

* Understand and follow your family's values

* Do their work when and how YOU want it done— without whining

* Follow your rules, even when their friends don't

* Develop compassion and empathy

Now, you'll know:

* When snooping in their rooms is okay— and how to do it

* When making peace is the WORST thing you can do

* The 5 questions you must ask your teenager every time he leaves the house

* Why your kids should earn their privileges— and how to get them to

Ruth Peters, Ph.D., is fast becoming America's new voice for old-fashioned values and positive discipline. A clinical psychologist for more than 25 years, she has counseled families in need of new methods to control difficult behavior in children and teens. Dr. Peters reaches millions more families through her regular contributions to NBC's Today show and numerous other television appearances. She's a mother of two and the author of several books, manuals, and videos on parenting.

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"If there ever was an owner's manual for your kids, Laying Down the Law is it. When I read Ruth Peters, it's like she's channeling my parents and grandparents with commonsense, logical advice for today's parent."—Al Roker, NBC's Today show

"Dr. Peters really understands the challenges that today's parents face— and how to help. Easy to read and often humorous, this book reminds us why old-fashioned values can still work best to guide our children. It's straightforward talk that will benefit parents— dare I say she's the Judge Judy of parenting?!"—Nancy Samalin, M.S., best-selling author of Loving Your Child Is Not Enough and Loving without Spoiling

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579547738
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
1,438,759
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Peters, Ph.D., is fast becoming America's new voice for old-fashioned values and positive discipline. A clinical psychologist for more than 25 years, she has counseled families in need of new methods to control difficult behavior in children and teens. Dr. Peters reaches millions more families through her regular contributions to NBC's Today show and numerous other television appearances. She's a mother of two and the author of several books, manuals, and videos on parenting.

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