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Kid Cooperation: How to Stop Your Kids Yelling and&hellip by Elizabeth Pantley
39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
I found this book very positive and helpful, much like "How to Talk so your Kids will Listen and listen so Kids will Talk". It teaches a balanced parenting approach, which is neither permissive/democratic or autocratic. The author shows parents how to take charge and provide the consistant structure that children need with confidence. Countless examples are used throughout the book.
Many different skills are explained, teaching parents the difference between discipline and punishment. Listed to are the many disadvantages and counter productive negative effects of spanking.
There is good advice for nurturing sibling relationships, understanding and coping with anger, and how… Read more
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help You&hellip by William Sears
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A great book for both preventing sleep problems, and finding realistic solutions to existing ones. The book has one section for newborn babies, birth to four-months, and one for older children....the book begins with a section devoted to safety including the dangers of pillows, blankets and many other things.
The author is sensitive both to parents who co-sleep, and those who use a crib in a non-judgemental way. She gives good advice for both without being preachy. The book is written in a very honest compassionate way, from the authors own sleepless experience, and that of many others she has helped. She has conducted much personal research prior to writing this book, including a test… Read more
The Manipulative Child: How to Regain Control and &hellip by Ernest W Swihart
116 of 119 people found the following review helpful
Don't be put off by the unflattering title of this book, as it teaches value guided parenting and shows the reader what a healthy functional family looks like. The authors study the common traits in families that produce healthy well adapted children, shedding light on the many parenting myths and misconceptions which todays parents are inundated with. There are many different types/styles of families and cultures which consitantly raise successful children, but they all share certain virtues or common qualities. They show why the current tendency of lowering expectations/standards, combined with a "child-centered" approach, is so detrimental to a childs self esteem, encouraging… Read more