Loving without Spoiling: And 100 Other Timeless Tips for Raising Terrific Kids

Loving without Spoiling: And 100 Other Timeless Tips for Raising Terrific Kids

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by Nancy Samalin, Catherine Whitney
     
 

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One of the nation's most influential parenting authorities shares her winning tips for raising great kids

"Takes parents well beyond discipline and provides lasting lessons in raising caring, confident kids." --Ann Pleshette Murphy, parenting correspondent for "ABC News" and "Mother Know-How" columnist for Family Circle

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One of the nation's most influential parenting authorities shares her winning tips for raising great kids

"Takes parents well beyond discipline and provides lasting lessons in raising caring, confident kids." --Ann Pleshette Murphy, parenting correspondent for "ABC News" and "Mother Know-How" columnist for Family Circle

Raising well-behaved, considerate children requires balancing discipline with love and humor. Nancy Samalin, internationally known parent educator and author of the bestselling Loving Your Child Is Not Enough, provides immediate answers to child-rearing challenges and helps develop the confidence and skills needed to raise a new generation of well-adjusted adults. Covering the most common parental concerns, Loving Without Spoiling provides effective strategies for positive parenting.

Editorial Reviews

Blade Washington Bureau
Even seasoned parents can benefit from a periodical tune-up of their child-rearing skills. Now parenting expert Nancy Samalin offers an easy way to do that in her new book.—March 2, 2003

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071709040
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
10/10/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Nancy Samalin is the bestselling author of Loving Your Child Is Not Enough, Love and Anger, and Loving Each One Best. She is the founder and director of Parent Guidance Workshops. Samalin was a contributing editor to Parents magazine and is a regular guest on "Good Morning America," "Today," "20/20," and "Dateline NBC."

Catherine Whitney has cowritten numerous award-winning and bestselling nonfiction books.

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Loving without Spoiling: And 100 Other Timeless Tips for Raising Terrific Kids 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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I attended the NAEYC Early Childhood Conference in New York City in December 2002, and one of the authors was present and taught a session. I just loved some of the incerpts that she read from the book. I don't have children of my own yet, but I teach pre-school children and found this book extremely insightful. This book is great for anyone that is around kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the book I would like to hand every new parent as they begin their journey. Nancy Samalin has provided a map for parents to help them navigate the bumps and blind curves on the road to raising happy, responsible children. Experienced parents will recognize and appreciate the jewels of wisdom in this practical and wise guide to parenting. - Maureen Murphy, Director of The Children's School in Stamford, CT, recognized by the Ford Foundation as a leader and innovator in early childhood education.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good parenting requires more than instinct and common sense; it's a skill that we develop with help from practical and compassionate teachers like Nancy Samalin. Parents of children at any age will benefit tremendously from Loving Without Spoiling -- and all of Samlin's insightful parenting books. She uses examples from real families to show how parents can respond to everyday challenges in a way that not only improves childrens' behavior but also creates a respectful dynamic in all aspects of family life. My highest recommendation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Loving Without Spoiling is ideal and invaluable in addressing our issues and questions in a concise and thoughtful format. The quick reference guide is brilliant and each chapter a gem.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's ideal and invaluable in addressing our issues and questions in a concise and thoughtful format. The quick reference guide is brilliant and each chapter a gem. It's her best yet, both organized and to the point.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Loving Without Spoiling, Nancy Samalin is at her best: using examples from real families to show how specific words and actions can help parents bring out the best in their kids -- and themselves. Good parenting requires more than instinct and common sense; it's a skill that we develop with help from practical and compassionate teachers like Nancy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Loving Without Spoiling' is flat-out the best book I have read on how to help parents! I can tell from Nancy's writing that she has 'been in the trenches'. Her practical, down-to-earth tips are written in such a light-hearted, loving way that it is well-nigh impossible to not come away from reading this book both inspired and motivated to embrace my relationships fully with the children in my life. Nancy is both a messenger of good will and true hope for the many parents who struggle daily in their challenges with their children. In short, this book is a true blessing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Nancy Samalin's positive discipline techniques that are based on Dr. Hiam Ginott's philosophy of teaching kids right from wrong. I love this book because it covers so many issues and so many tips and techniques to try with children of all ages-- tots through teens. I don't have the time nor the desire to read an entire book cover to cover that only addresses one subject. I just want the "how to's" in a nutshell. This book is arranged so that I may easily consult it--even in the heat of the moment, when I'm at a loss of what to do instead of my automatic reactions of yelling, threatening, criticizing and nagging that simply aren't working anyway. I find that I get more cooperation from my kids (including my husband) when I am able to first change my approach. I realize that it is often HOW I say "it" that will determine whether I get the compliance I'm after. I would also like to highly recommend a wonderful pocketsized paperback based on the very same philosophy. So, if you have preschoolers like me, "The Pocket Parent" is written exclusively for parents and teachers of 2's, 3's, 4's, and 5's and is formatted alphabetically by behavior ( such as bad words, biting, gimmes, hitting, lying, whining, etc.) These two books offer many, many options about how communication can change for the better, still enforcing the necessary limits, while responding with understanding and empathy for the child's feelings. This approach includes many sensible, humane ways to solve problems that often require quite a bit of practice. I feel like I'm a much better parent when I am able to use this philosophy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book a lot! Its format makes it easy to look up solutions to conflicts that seem to pop up all too often. This book is far more helpful than other books I¿ve read on the subject. The advice is sound and Loving Without Spoiling focuses on resolving everyday conflicts rather than merely spouting a bunch of theory. It is easy to read and I found the dialogs & anecdotes extremely useful. This book has absolutely changed the way I interact with my three children and it is directly responsible for the fact that we now get along much, much better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a tremendously helpful book! It¿s packed with tons of useful and practical tips on handling problems and conflicts that seem to pop up all too often. I was glued to the book all last week and feverishly gobbled up the information in record time. I found the sections on how to reduce whining, temper tantrums in public places, morning craziness and problems at the dinner table particularly useful. I especially liked the many dialogs Samalin includes in her book since I can relate to many of them and they are instructive. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I¿ve already recommended it a several of my friends and coworkers. I¿ve read and enjoyed Samalin¿s other books but this one is definitely my favorite.