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Positive Discipline for Preschoolers: For Their Early Years--Raising Children Who are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful (Positive Discipline Library) [Kindle Edition]

Jane Ed.D. Nelsen , Cheryl Erwin , Roslyn Ann Duffy
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, there will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won’t my three-year-old listen to me? Should I ever spank my preschooler when she is disobedient? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series and its commonsense approach to child-rearing. Now completely updated to report the latest research in child development and learning, Positive Discipline for Preschoolers will teach you how to use methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. You’ll find practical solutions for how to:- Avoid the power struggles that often come with mastering sleeping, eating, and potty training - See misbehavior as an opportunity to teach nonpunitive discipline—not punishment - Instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home by using methods that teach important life skills - Employ family and class meetings to tackle behavorial challenges - And much, much more!This revised and updated third edition includes information from the latest research on neurobiology, diet and exercise, gender differences and behavior, the importance of early relationships and parenting, and new approaches to parenting in the age of mass media. In addition, this book offers new information on reducing anxiety and helping children feel safe in troubled times.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1213 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; 3 Rev Exp edition (27 Mar. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #88,630 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly effective discipline 24 Jan. 2013
By Lillie
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Having a child who went from being complacent to defiant seemingly overnight, I've been looking at lots of different books on parenting/discipline for the better part of a year. After reading this book and using its techniques, my son has finally gone back to the sweet boy he used to be! There is a chapter that discusses the different ways that children misbehave, what each type of misbehaviour is really revealing about your child's feelings/thoughts and how to deal with the situation. That chapter alone is worth its weight in gold and is what differentiates this book from all of the other parenting books out there. The rest of the book is fantastic too, full of very good ways to give your child both the independence and the connection with family that s/he needs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally something that makes sense 21 Aug. 2011
I have the PD book for 1-3 year olds and have used it often, now this one is helping again with more common sense but well thought out approaches to understanding and living with toddlers and preschoolers.

There is no easy fix, 'supernanny style' answer (thank god as the naughty step is just so awful and pointless and I can't stand that it is the number one parenting tool at present). I see parents often who nag, hound, say the same futile thing over and over (last warning, I'm not saying this again, yelling from one end of the playground to the other, sternly telling off tiny kids) and I just don't want to do that myself. I can't bear the thought of 10 years of nagging, threatening and general unpleasantness. I haven't had brilliant parenting role models around me (although my parents did their best, there was a fair amount of wooden spoon, threatening, yelling and general unpleasantness involved).

I like that this book is NOT about permissiveness and letting your child do anything and everything. But it is about learning what they can learn and what they should learn at various ages, and there are just loads of tips about teaching your child so that they can do the best they are capable of. The main idea of it is that discipline is NOT punishment, but a process of learning and guidance. It is very hands on, but they are gentle hands. It is not easy because you have to be patient and think ahead about how to avoid problems, and what to do when they occur (ie not just going off on your own tantrum). But it is very worthwhile and helpful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book and advice 14 Nov. 2014
By Barbie8
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Amazing book and advice, would welcome more practical examples. Could be difficult to try all advice at once, need to read and practice in sections in my view. Excellent for parents who do not want to punish their children and want to bring up well mannered children who have a healthy selfesteem, without having to resort to screeming and yelling. It works!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The whole theory behind these books is great 8 Mar. 2014
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I love the Positive discipline books. It is great to understand how and why it can be done better. It is also great that there is an understanding that we are not perfect and if we get it wrong it is a great opportunity to show our children how we work with mistakes. Love this - wish I had found it for my older son who is now 12.
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