- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: New Harbinger (25 Jan. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572240407
- ISBN-13: 978-1572240407
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 491,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Kid Cooperation: How to Stop Yelling, Nagging and Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate: How to Stop Yelling and Pleading and Get Your Kids to Cooperate Paperback – 25 Jan 2002
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"Here is a book we have long been waiting for, and one that we heartily welcome...I envy any parent who has the privelage of reading it and learning from it."
--From the preface by Louise Bates Ames, PhD., Associate Director, Gesell Institute of Human Development
"Kid Cooperation gives you the tools you need, not only to encourage compliance, but to create a close, loving, and respectful relationship between you and your child."
--From the foreword by William Sears, M.D., co-author of The Baby Book and The Discipline Book
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Top Customer Reviews
Rather than discussing problems in a theoretical or psychoanalytical way, the author gives you a wide range of options for dealing with everyday situations. You will wince as you read her accounts of conversations between parents and children and recognise yourself in them. However, she then gives you a selection of coping strategies that are simple to understand but very effective.
This book has enhanced my time with my boys (2&5) immeasurably. I have been astounded by how well the techniques work and how quick it was to pick them up. Last weekend, a friend marvelled at how 'calm and serene' I was as I got a group of running, screaming 4-6 year-olds (only 1 of them mine!) to behave and do as they were told instead. She has now borrowed 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 important it is for parents to look after themselves as well. The last part of the book is devoted to providing ideas for dealing with all the common discipline situations such as homework, bedtime, mornings, interrupting, meal times, tantrums etc..
Another book which would make a good companion to this one is "Setting Limits" by Robert J MacKenzie.
I have recently read Elizabeth Pantley's book on sleep, "The No-Cry Sleep Solution" which is also a wonderful book.
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