Parenting By Heart: How To Be In Charge, Stay Connected, And Instill Your Values, When It Feels Like You've Only Got 15 Minutes A Day

Parenting By Heart: How To Be In Charge, Stay Connected, And Instill Your Values, When It Feels Like You've Only Got 15 Minutes A Day

by Ron Taffel, Melinda Blau


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How do you help your child open up to you? With so little time in a busy day, how can a parent find that elusive "quality" time? What discipline techniques work for young children, and why? An empowering book that emphasizes real-life parenting situations and practical, compassionate solutions, Parenting by Heart is filled with specific advice tried by thousands of families. Showing what actually works rather than what theoretically "should" work, here are hundreds of step-by-step, tested solutions that will help make parents feel more confident about how to instill values, be in charge, and stay connected with today's kids in these modern and often difficult times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738205991
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 0.72(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

About the Author

Ron Taffel, Ph.D., wrote the monthly column The Confident Parent for Rosie Magazine and is Director of Family Treatment at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York. He has been in family and child practice for over twenty years, has given hundreds of parenting workshops around the country, and has appeared as a parenting expert on national television and radio.

Table of Contents

Preface to the second editionix
IBasic Myths and a New Framework
1The Myth of the Overinvolved Mother and the Underinvolved Father3
2The Myth of the "In-Charge" Parent: Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Uninvited Houseguests18
3The Myth of Parent-Child Harmony: Why Children Never Let Up on Us and Why They Need Us to Stay Connected26
4The Myth of Child Development: Why Parents and Children Need to Connect Differently at Different Ages43
5The Myth of "Between You and Your Child": How the Family Dance Comes Between You and Your Child73
IIEveryday Myths and Everyday Skills
6The Myth of Sensitivity: How to Help Your Child Open Up Without Turning Yourself into a Therapist99
7The Myth of Quality Time: How to Use Everyday Drudgery to Promote Your Child's Growth123
8The Myth of the Angry Parent: What Your Anger Is Really About and How to Cut Down on "Losing It"145
9The Myth of Consistency: Why No Discipline Technique Works for More than Three Days and What You Can Do About It163
10The Myth of the Fair Parent: How to Use Bribery, Threats, Guilt, and Other "Dirty" Tricks to Help Your Child Become a Better Person188
11The Myth of The Self-Sufficient Parent: How to Connect with Other Families Before There's a Crisis219
12The Myth of the Wise Parent: How to Deal with a Dozen Impossible Situations That You Can't Possibly Solve243
13The Myth of Parenting Without Faith: Why Old-Fashioned Values Will Always Have a Place in Modern Parenting270

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