As a respected child psychologist and mom with more than twenty years' experience, Dr. Ruth Peters knows how quickly children-even those younger than two-can gain the upper hand in the parent-child relationship. Even in the earliest interactions with their children, parents can inadvertently encourage bad patterns of behavior and set the stage for future problems.
Dr. Peters outlines a behavior management system with clear, consistent, and fair rules that are connected to solid consequences and meaningful rewards. The book features:
* A smiley-face chart to help kids know what is expected of them
* Tips for using the system to handle socially inappropriate behavior (such as aggression, bossiness, and tantrums) and developmental issues (such as sleep problems and toilet training)
* A chapter on attention deficit disorder
* Specific advice for single parents and stepfamilies.
This parent-friendly, practical guide is the first step toward bringing order to every home.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Ruth Peters is a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating children and adolescents in her private practice in Clearwater, Florida. She is a consultant to Sylvan Learning Centers and has been featured frequently on Oprah, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Today, and numerous other talk shows. She has been a contributing editor to Child magazine and has written a column for the St. Petersburg Times called "Middle Ground" that focuses on the problems of parenting adolescents. She is the author of Don't Be Afraid to Discipline and an audiotape parenting program, "The Successful Child." Dr. Peters lives in Clearwater, Florida, with her husband and two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We saw results immediatly!! We read the book over a weekend and had fun with our son designing his new Star Charts, sleep rules and smiley faces and were honestly amazed to see him respond as quickly as he did!! Great Job!!