Taming Your Family Zoo: Six Weeks to Raising a Well-Mannered Child

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Are you tired of rude replies, even primal grunts, coming from the mouths of your children? Do you wonder who switched your sweet child with this wild animal who's now throwing a temper tantrum in the middle of the restaurant? Whether you're training your two-year-old to say "please" or trying to talk with your teenage boy about his treatment of girls, you know that teaching your kids about manners is not an easy task.

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Overview

Are you tired of rude replies, even primal grunts, coming from the mouths of your children? Do you wonder who switched your sweet child with this wild animal who's now throwing a temper tantrum in the middle of the restaurant? Whether you're training your two-year-old to say "please" or trying to talk with your teenage boy about his treatment of girls, you know that teaching your kids about manners is not an easy task.

Kids who are well mannered are more confident and successful and have better relationships. But how and where do you begin? In Taming Your Family Zoo, Donna Jones offers real-life stories, insight, and loads of wisdom on what it takes to raise a well-mannered child. With Donna's help, you'll be amazed at how easy (and fun!) teaching manners can be. In six weeks or less, you will see a marked difference in how your children interact with others and with you.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780800759483
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Part 1 Training the Trainer-You!
1 There Is Hope! 11
2 The First Absolutely, Positively Essential Principle for Taming Your Family Zoo 19
3 The Second Absolutely, Positively Essential Principle for Taming Your Family Zoo 33
4 How to Raise a Brat 47
5 Manners Made Easy: No Nagging Required 59
6 It's All about Me-Or Is It? 73
Part 2 Training Your Child
7 Week 1: Everyday Manners for Everyday Monkeys 87
8 Week 2: Meeting and Greeting Requires More than a Grunt 101
9 Week 3: Table Manners: It's Feeding Time at the Zoo 113
10 Week 4: The (Telephone) Call of the Wild 129
11 Week 5: Party Time in the Jungle 139
12 Week 6: Swinging with the Other Monkeys 153
13 Putting It All Together: What to Expect and When 167
14 Questions and Answers 185
Conclusion 199
Notes 201
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