Parenting Young Children: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) of Children under Six

Parenting Young Children: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) of Children under Six

by Don C. Dinkmeyer, James S. Dinkmeyer, Gary D. McKay
     
 

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It's true that children do not come with instructions, but there is help in this fine handbook. Parenting Young Children gives parents the tools to tackle the special challenges of parenting infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Packed with real-life examples and practical guidance for parents and families on such issues as anger, bedtime, bullies,…  See more details below

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It's true that children do not come with instructions, but there is help in this fine handbook. Parenting Young Children gives parents the tools to tackle the special challenges of parenting infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Packed with real-life examples and practical guidance for parents and families on such issues as anger, bedtime, bullies, crying, discipline, fears, lying, nightmares, social development, tantrums and much more.

This practical guide for parents is one of the most widely used and earliest of all parenting programs. Topics covered in this handbook gives parents the tools to tackle the special challenges of parenting infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The book suggests a consistent, positive and democratic approach to parenting based on a program called STEP – Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. 

The book provides:  

  • a look at the long-term goals of parenting
  • information on how young children think, feel, and act
  • skills that can increase your enjoyment and effectiveness as a parent
  • skills that can develop your child’s self-esteem and confidence
  • support for yourself as a parent and as a person
  • effective ways to teach cooperation and discipline

The principles and skills in Parenting Young Children can help you feel more confident in your parenting role. This book can be your partner as you work to build healthy patterns of belief and behavior in your young child – patterns that can form the foundation for a lifetime of positive growth.
 

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“An excellent first book for any beginning parent. Practical, sensible, down-to-earth advice on every possible preschool problem. Easy to read, easy to put into practice.”
Louise Bates, PhD

“I felt you were writing about my own children! It's wonderful how my respect toward them has taught them to talk to me with respect also.”
Renee W. Malae, parent, Matheson Head Start, Salt Lake City, Utah

“As they learn how to teach their children self-respect and personal responsibilities, parents' anxiety will be replaced with well-founded confidence. Replete with examples of typical parent-child interactions, this book is an excellent blend of theory and practical application. Parenting Young Children is insightful and inspiring, making an impressive contribution to the field of parent education.”
Eileen Shiff, editor, Experts Advise Parents

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979554230
Publisher:
Step Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
138
Sales rank:
217,441
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Don Dinkmeyer, Sr., PhD (1924-2001), was a pioneer in the fields of elementary school counseling, Adlerian psychotherapy, classroom guidance, parent education, group counseling and marriage enrichment. He authored and co-authored 35 books and 125 professional journal articles, as well as psychological education programs like STEP in the areas of parenting, marriage enrichment, classroom guidance, and teaching. Dinkmeyer received lifetime achievement awards from several professional organizations.

Gary D. McKay, PhD (Tucson, Arizona) is the co-author of twelve books and programs, including How You Feel is Up To You, Raising Respectful Kids In a Rude World and Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP), the world's leading parent education program. He is a retired psychologist and a diplomate in Adlerian Psychology (North American Society of Adlerian Psychology -- NASAP) who conducts workshops for his publications in North America and Europe.

Don Dinkmeyer, Jr., PhD, NCC, is co-author of the STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) parent education programs. He has also co authored numerous educational programs such as Systematic Training for Effective Teaching (STET), Preparing Responsible and Effective Parents (PREP), and the DUSO programs, as well as professional articles and textbooks. He has conducted workshops for parents, teachers and families across the world for more than 30 years, believing "every child has the right to an education - of their parents". He is the second generation of a family whose commitment to helping families has touched millions across all continents (except Antarctica!).

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