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The Good Behaviour Book: How to Have a Better-Behaved Child from Birth to Age Ten [Paperback]

William Sears , Martha Sears
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Book Description

6 Jun 2005

In THE GOOD BEHAVIOUR BOOK, Dr. William and Martha Sears, the paediatrics specialists whose books on birth, babies, and parenting have become widely praised best-sellers, provide a definitive guide to raising happy, well-adjusted, well-behaved children.

Disciplining children means equipping them with the tools to succeed in life. In this unique guide, seasoned parents of eight, Bill and Martha Sears draw on personal experience and their professional knowledge as childcare experts to provide an authoritative approach to a broad range of disciplinary issues and practices.

With focus on preventing behaviour problems as well as managing them when they arise, the Searses offer clear, practical advice on everything parents need to know about disciplining young children. Believing that discipline starts at birth, the Searses discuss baby discipline, disciplining the toddler, mother-father roles in modern parenting, saying no, self-esteem as the foundation of good behaviour, helping a child to express feelings, the constructive use of anger, good nutrition for good behaviour, and sleep discipline.

On handling problem behaviour, the Searses cover sibling rivalry, spanking and alternatives to spanking, breaking annoying habits, and eliminating bothersome behaviours like whining and talking back. The Searses strongly advocate teaching children values like apologising and sharing, and explain how to deal with such issues as lying, stealing, and cheating.

In addition, the Searses address building healthy sexuality and discipline in special situations such as after divorce and in the single-parent household.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Thorsons (6 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007198248
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007198245
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 19.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for The Baby Book:

'Encyclopaedic, clear, modern and engaging… Among the best parenting books out there.' Junior

About the Author

William Sears, M.D, and Martha Sears, R.N., are the paediatric experts on whom American parents increasingly rely for advice and information on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, childcare, and family nutrition. Dr. Sears was trained at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital and Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children's hospital in the world. He has practices paediatrics for more than thirty years. Martha Sears is a registered nurse, certified childbirth educator, and breast feeding consultant.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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This is a brilliant book. Up till now I used to describe my child as difficult and was trying to find quick solutions for problems. But this book helps you understand what goes in the little mind and what the reasons are for his behaviour. That made me look at him not as difficult but as a little being that needs help learning to express himself. I can tell you I haven't even finished the book yet but it already pays off in my son's behaviour. Some ideas like sleeping together are not for me but the general message of understanding and loving really does help with discipline. Highly recommended for every lost parent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous nurturing book 1 May 2006
This book is a wonderful help for anyone who is trying to raise their child gently but firmly, in an attachment parenting way. I loved it, it made me reevaluate a whole host of things and also helped me to grieve my own upbringing. Can't recommend it more highly!
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4.0 out of 5 stars still reading 18 April 2014
By cb
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still reading this but so far so good, it doesn't give you exact tactics but it helps with understanding why behaviour as is. i guess every child is different so they cant say what to do exactly. but nice manual to have
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5.0 out of 5 stars good sensible advice 21 Sep 2011
Loved it. Teaches parenting skills in order to make your children nicer people to live with. Not simply a "bag of tricks" like some of the more faddy parenting books. Helps you understand and build a relationship with your young child so as to better understand their behaviour and your own in order to produce a happier family. Well worth the read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best investment for a family! 6 July 2011
By rvr2
I can't recommend this book highly enough for anyone who wants to understand and engage with their child to achieve harmony in the home. I find (unlike a previous reviewer) it easy to dip into this book and any such moments are always time well spent. I go from feeling frazzled to feeling empowered to interact more positively during challenging moments with my child.
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