A practical guide to maintaining the delicate balance between love and power to raise capable, confident children In order for children to blossom into competent, confident adults, parents must learn to use power rationally and constructivelyboth for control and discipline and in nurturing responsibility and self-esteem. This book is a synthesis of Dr. Austin’s 37 years of counseling parents and observing their successes and failures, problems and accomplishments. In it you will find a wealth of information on raising children infancy to the teen years, from including practical guidelines for:
- Setting and enforcing limits, without stunting confidence and creativity
- Instilling values while allowing sufficient freedom to explore and grow
- Dealing with anger, lying, guilt, manipulation, and other problems
- Coping with tough problems, such as single-parenting, drug abuse, peer pressure, and sexual abuse
|Edition description:||1st John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ed|
|Product dimensions:||6.01(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.68(d)|
About the Author
GLENN AUSTIN, MD has served as President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is currently President of the California Primary Care Network. He is also the author of The Parents’ Medical Manual.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
BALANCING LOVE, POWER, AND FREEDOM: THE NEED.
The Power Balance.
Meeting the Power Needs of Your Child.
Parents' Power: The Clinical Results.
Today's Tough Challenges.
The Power of Values and Self-Control.
POWER AND LOVE: THE TOOLS.
The Power of Reward and Punishment.
Angry Parents/Angry Children.
Sharing the Power.
RAISING POWERFUL CHILDREN: THE STEPS.
Raising and Understanding Children: The First Three Years.
Raising and Understanding Preteens and Teens.
When Discipline Doesn't Work: The First Half of Childhood.
Rational-Authoritative Parenting: Controlling Power and Emotions.