Setting Limits, Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition: How to Raise Responsible, Independent Children by Providing CLEAR Boundaries

Setting Limits, Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition: How to Raise Responsible, Independent Children by Providing CLEAR Boundaries

by Robert J. Mackenzie, Robert J. MacKenzie


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Start Setting Effective Limits — Now!

Do your children misbehave? Do they repeatedly ignore or refuse your requests for proper behavior? Are you constantly fluctuating between permissive and authoritarian parenting, with little or no success? Are you convinced there has to be a better way? There is. Setting Limits will help you establish the positive, respectful, and instructional groundwork your children need for proper ethical and behavioral development In this revised and expanded edition of his popular book, Robert MacKenzie, Ed.D., demonstrates proven techniques and procedures that not only correct misbehavior but instill the cooperation and conduct you want and expect from your children. This book shows parents how to:

• Enforce clear, firm, and effective boundaries
• Put an end to conflicts and power struggles
• Establish rules that encourage cooperation
• Teach children important problem-solving skills
• Apply logical consequences of misbehavior

Children need limits to guide their development. With MacKenzie's expert guidance, you will learn how to build and enforce the instructive boundaries necessary for a happy and rewarding family life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761512127
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/01/1998
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 415,581
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Robert J. MacKenzie, Ed.D., an educational psychologist and family therapist, provides family counseling and parent/teacher workshops for the Elk Grove School District in California. He also leads workshops nationwide on his Setting Limits program.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Why Limits Are Important
Chapter 2: How Parents Teach Their Rules
Chapter 3: How Children Learn Your Rules
Chapter 4: The Family Dance
Chapter 5: Are Your Limits Firm or Soft?
Chapter 6: Getting off the Dance Floor
Chapter 7: Encouragement: The Language of Cooperation
Chapter 8: Teaching Problem-Solving Skills
Chapter 9: Supporting Your Rules with Consequences
Chapter 10: Setting Limits with Teens
Chapter 11: Helping Children with Hyperactivity and Inattention
Chapter 12: Handling Chores
Chapter 13: The Homework Dance
Chapter 14: Preparing for Change
Appendix: Starting a Parent Study Group
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