Parenting By Heart

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How do you help your child open up to you? With so little time in a busy day, how can a parent find that elusive "quality" time? What discipline techniques work for young children, and why?An empowering book that emphasizes real-life parenting situations and practical, compassionate solutions, Parenting by Heart is filled with specific advice tried by thousands of families. Showing what actually works rather than what theoretically "should" work, here are hundreds of step-by-step, tested solutions that will help...
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Overview


How do you help your child open up to you? With so little time in a busy day, how can a parent find that elusive "quality" time? What discipline techniques work for young children, and why?An empowering book that emphasizes real-life parenting situations and practical, compassionate solutions, Parenting by Heart is filled with specific advice tried by thousands of families. Showing what actually works rather than what theoretically "should" work, here are hundreds of step-by-step, tested solutions that will help make parents feel more confident about how to instill values, be in charge, and stay connected with today's kids in these modern and often difficult times.
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Editorial Reviews

Child Magazine
The friendliest parenting guide to come along in a long time.
Parenting Magazine
This book stands out from the crowd.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738205991
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,499,661
  • Product dimensions: 0.72 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Ron Taffel, Ph.D., wrote the monthly column The Confident Parent for Rosie Magazine and is Director of Family Treatment at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York. He has been in family and child practice for over twenty years, has given hundreds of parenting workshops around the country, and has appeared as a parenting expert on national television and radio.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition ix
Preface xii
Acknowledgments xiv
I Basic Myths and a New Framework
1 The Myth of the Overinvolved Mother and the Underinvolved Father 3
2 The Myth of the "In-Charge" Parent: Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Uninvited Houseguests 18
3 The Myth of Parent-Child Harmony: Why Children Never Let Up on Us and Why They Need Us to Stay Connected 26
4 The Myth of Child Development: Why Parents and Children Need to Connect Differently at Different Ages 43
5 The Myth of "Between You and Your Child": How the Family Dance Comes Between You and Your Child 73
II Everyday Myths and Everyday Skills
6 The Myth of Sensitivity: How to Help Your Child Open Up Without Turning Yourself into a Therapist 99
7 The Myth of Quality Time: How to Use Everyday Drudgery to Promote Your Child's Growth 123
8 The Myth of the Angry Parent: What Your Anger Is Really About and How to Cut Down on "Losing It" 145
9 The Myth of Consistency: Why No Discipline Technique Works for More than Three Days and What You Can Do About It 163
10 The Myth of the Fair Parent: How to Use Bribery, Threats, Guilt, and Other "Dirty" Tricks to Help Your Child Become a Better Person 188
11 The Myth of The Self-Sufficient Parent: How to Connect with Other Families Before There's a Crisis 219
12 The Myth of the Wise Parent: How to Deal with a Dozen Impossible Situations That You Can't Possibly Solve 243
13 The Myth of Parenting Without Faith: Why Old-Fashioned Values Will Always Have a Place in Modern Parenting 270
Conclusion 286
Index 291
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