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Positive Discipline for Preschoolers: For Their Early Years--Raising Children Who Are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful

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Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, there will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won’t my three-year-old listen to me? Should I ever spank my preschooler when she is disobedient? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series and its commonsense approach to ...

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Overview

Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, there will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won’t my three-year-old listen to me? Should I ever spank my preschooler when she is disobedient? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series and its commonsense approach to child-rearing. Now completely updated to report the latest research in child development and learning, Positive Discipline for Preschoolers will teach you how to use methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. You’ll find practical solutions for how to:- Avoid the power struggles that often come with mastering sleeping, eating, and potty training - See misbehavior as an opportunity to teach nonpunitive discipline—not punishment - Instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home by using methods that teach important life skills - Employ family and class meetings to tackle behavorial challenges - And much, much more!This revised and updated third edition includes information from the latest research on neurobiology, diet and exercise, gender differences and behavior, the importance of early relationships and parenting, and new approaches to parenting in the age of mass media. In addition, this book offers new information on reducing anxiety and helping children feel safe in troubled times.

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“The Positive Discipline series has empowered me and my husband to be the kind of parents we want to be day-in and day-out in the face of any and all circumstances. What really struck a chord . . . is that the concepts are simply and clearly presented chapter by chapter in easy-to-read language regarding real-life everyday scenarios. Thank you very much for the contribution you have made to my family’s lives.”—Mary S. McMahon“Thank you so much; the material you provide is so valuable. I have seen such marvelous results with my son in the past few months. For me, one of my biggest priorities is to help him develop into who he is as a person, and not smother his identity or confidence. Your methods have been such a valuable tool in enabling me to accomplish this.” —Maureen Pramanik“When I first became a parent, about six and a half years ago, I fell upon your books and have thoroughly enjoyed them. I have given many of your books as gifts to my friends and family because they teach kids to think for themselves, be responsible, resilient, capable, considerate, etc. Your books have really helped me learn the skills I want to become a better parent.” —Teresa Bouchard
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307341600
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/27/2007
  • Series: Positive Discipline Library
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 134,809
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Nelson, Ed.D., is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist, and an internationally known speaker. Cheryl Erwin, M.A., a licensed marriage and family therapist, is the author or coauthor of nine books on parenting as well as a popular speaker, trainer, and parenting radio personality. Roslyn Ann Duffy founded and codirected the Learning Tree Montessori Childcare and has written adult and children’s texts, as well as the internationally circulated column “From a Parent’s Perspective.

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Table of Contents


Prologue: By the Children     1
Why Positive Discipline?     3
Positive Discipline and Your Preschooler     25
Understanding Developmental Appropriateness     39
The Miraculous Brain: Learning and Development     61
"I Can Do It!": The Joys (and Challenges) of Initiative     79
Accepting the Child You Have: Understanding Temperament     97
"Don't Talk to Me in That Tone of Voice": Emotions and the Art of Communication     119
"Why Does My Child Do That?": The Messages of Misbehavior     139
Mistaken Goals at Home     153
Mistaken Goals in the Preschool     173
"You Can't Come to My Birthday Party!": Social Skills for Preschoolers     191
Ending Bedtime Battles: Preschoolers and Sleep     217
"I Don't Like That!": Preschoolers and Eating     233
Preschoolers and Potties: The Ongoing Saga of Toilet Training     247
Selecting (and Living with) Child Care     261
Family and Class Meetings for Preschoolers     283
The World "Out There": Dealing with the Influence of Technology and Culture     299
When Your Child Needs Special Help     309
Growing as a Family: Finding Support, Resources, and Sanity     327
Conclusion     343
Suggested Readings     347
For More Information     350
Acknowledgments     351
Index     353
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  • Posted August 14, 2010

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    Excellent Book for Parents and Teachers of Preschoolers

    Positive Discipline for Preschoolers is a wonderful guide for parents and teachers who want to lead their children on the path of good behavior without yelling. It is a book that emphasizes respect, patience, and humor. Many topics are covered, including hitting, bedtime battles, and non-cooperation. Suggestions are given as to how to handle each situation. There is a nice chart called the "Mistaken Goal Chart" which is useful in understanding why a child might be misbehaving, and the best response a parent or teacher could take to help the child behave.

    Preschool teachers will find the school scenarios useful in handling common situations. I liked the one where a child was refusing to come in after recess. Instead of getting angry and having a battle over the situation, the teacher played a silly game.

    As a parent, I find myself using many of the suggestions that had been offered. For example, instead of using punitive time outs, which often resulted in battles over getting my children to serve them, I tell them to cool off in Antarctica. Sometimes I even take a trip to Antarctica! Using humor instead of anger has really helped me become a better parent.

    Positive Discipline for Preschoolers will give caregivers ideas for how to give respectful and often humorous guidance to their children. It is a book I highly recommend.

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    Omg wrong book this is for older people lol

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    why didn't I think of that?

    It's along the lines of positive reinforcement, but with practical advice, and anecdotes to help with context. Someone wise once said 'the mind doesn't know DON'T', and I believe that is true across the board - and especially with kids and this book helps with how to say no less, and how to have fun, smile more, and help your kids gain and keep confidence while not going insane yourself.
    Thank you!

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    Drops isabell and josh off

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