New Skills for Frazzled Parents: The Instruction Manual That Should Have Come with Your Child

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886554023
  • Publisher: MindWorks Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Pages: 129
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1. Establishing Total Focus as a Parent 11
2. Teaching Children to Set Goals 14
3. Four Different Parenting Styles 19
4. Stepping Stones of Normal Development 22
5. Why Children Struggle 26
6. Why Parents Struggle 42
7. Finding the Best "Fit" Between You and Your Child 47
8. Thinking Clearly and Logically when Dealing with Your Child 52
9. Clear Steps to Dramatically Improve the Quality of Your Relationship with Your Child 56
10. Establishing Clear Family Rules and Values 66
11. Giving Effective Commands 71
12. Avoiding Common Parenting Traps 73
13. Reinforcing Your Child's Positive Behavior 76
14. Giving Clear, Quick, Unemotional Consequences (Or how to get your child to mind the first time, honestly) 82
15. Managing Public Misbehavior Effectively (at the store, grandma's, church, etc.) 89
16. Five Critical Mistakes Parents Make with Teens 92
17. Dealing with Aggressive Behavior in Children and Teens 96
18. Turning Mistakes into Positive Lessons 99
19. Characteristics of Resilient Kids 102
20. Preventing Eating Disorders in Kids 104
21. Choices and Supervision 106
22. Television and Video Games 109
23. Raising Children Together when Both Parents Work 111
24. Being a Good Parent to Yourself 114
25. 135 Best Things You Can Do for Your Child 116
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