Parenting That Works: Building Skills That Last a Lifetime / Edition 1

Parenting That Works: Building Skills That Last a Lifetime / Edition 1

by Edward R. Christophersen, Susan L. Mortweet
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557989249

ISBN-13: 9781557989246

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Being a parent is probably the most important job many of us will ever have. We recognize that it is not enough to simply raise a child who does what he or she is told or gets good grades. In this book, clinical psychologist Dr. Edward Christophersen and his colleague, child psychologist Dr. Susan Mortweet, show parents how to raise their child to become the adult

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Being a parent is probably the most important job many of us will ever have. We recognize that it is not enough to simply raise a child who does what he or she is told or gets good grades. In this book, clinical psychologist Dr. Edward Christophersen and his colleague, child psychologist Dr. Susan Mortweet, show parents how to raise their child to become the adult we'd all like to be-one who is happy and compassionate, confident but not aggressive, and able to make and keep friends. They point out that from babyhood on through the school years, children learn these qualities by observing and interacting with their parents. In clearly written, easy-to-follow chapters, parents are shown how to model and reward positive behaviors and avoid the need for ineffective, punitive discipline. Two key areas are covered in the book: building one's own skills as a parent, and then building one's child's competencies. Scores of practical examples show parents how to teach their children what is important in life, how to communicate clearly, and how to effectively discipline their child. Special parenting topics such as managing a child's behavior in public, monitoring TV, toys, and games, and handling fallout from divorce are also discussed. Readers then learn how to build their child's basic skills by teaching him or her how to quickly get over upsets and how to play independently. The authors also dispense wise advice on the all-too-common problems associated with bedtime and sleeping, toilet training, aggression, and tantrums. This book is a great resource that parents will find reassuring, comprehensive, and thought-provoking.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557989246
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
1,249,586
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Pt. IBuilding Effective Parenting Skills7
Ch. 1Teaching Your Child What Is Important9
Ch. 2Providing Positive Feedback31
Ch. 3Communicating With Your Child45
Ch. 4Disciplining Your Child Effectively65
Ch. 5Building Parent Coping Skills99
Pt. IISpecial Parenting Topics121
Ch. 6Managing Your Child's Behavior Away From Home123
Ch. 7Getting the Most Out of Toys, Games, and Sports131
Ch. 8Dealing With Divorce163
Pt. IIIBuilding Your Child's Skills177
Ch. 9Building Self-Quieting Skills179
Ch. 10Encouraging Independent Play Skills195
Pt. IVSpecial Child Topics207
Ch. 11Establishing Bedtime209
Ch. 12Facilitating Toilet Training229
Ch. 13Discouraging Aggression267
Ch. 14Coping With Whining and Tantrums311
Final Thoughts325
Notes327
Index331
About the Authors355

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