This revised expanded edition offers new sections on the learned nature of violence, playing with pretend weapons, why shouting and spanking don't work, discipline issues for single parents, the importance of empathy, the differences between boys and girls, the transition to elementary school, resisting change, behaving shyly, jealousy, and lying. You'll also learn what factors are considered in the clinical diagnosis of hyperactivity.
Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking offers effective, practical, nonviolent options for correcting the most common behavior problems of preschoolers. You will learn how to deal with misbehavior including temper tantrums, whining, negativity, sibling rivalry, possessiveness, aggressive behavior, resisting bedtime, playing with food, and many more problems -- without shouting or spanking. The authors' advice will help you be a more effective parent and discipline your child in a loving yet firm way, without damaging self-esteem or natural curiosity about the world. This easy-to-use text has been formatted like a first-aid manual for handling misbehavior. It has already helped over 700,000 parents.
Jerry L. Wyckoff, PhD is a licensed psychologist who has worked with children and families for over forty years. Barbara Unell is a former columnist for the Kansas City Star, and is a founder of Twins magazine and the school-based charter education program "Kindness is Contagioius... Catch It!"
"Helps you keep your cool with your kids." —Chicago Sun Times
"This is the best book for teaching families the kind of appropriate discipline that will produce caring and resilient children" —Richard B. Stolley, Chairman, Child Care Action Campaign; Senior Editorial Advisor, Time Inc.
"Tried and true strategies for promoting responsible behavior and a spirit of cooperation." —Marianne Neifert, MD, author of Dr. Mom: A Guide to Baby and Child Care and Dr. Mom's Prescription for Preschoolers
"Treasured advice and explicit instructions to help parents raise their children with love and limits." —Marguerite Kelly, syndicated columnist and coauthor of The Mother's Almanac
"These wise and experienced authors know that truly effective discipline is all about education, not punishment. This well-organizd and beautifully written book shows parents how they can employ plenty of common sense and a lot of love to teach their children invaluable life lessons tha twill enable them to become thoughtful, responsible, caring citizens of the world." —Dr. Michael Meyerhoff, Ed.D., Executive Director, The Education for Parenthood Information Center
"This is the most important book you can buy for your family--now and for the future." —Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life
"The best book I have read to teach appropriate behavior and to encourage kind, resilient, and caring children." —Nicole Wise, coauthor of The Over-Schooled Child: Avoiding the Hyper-Parenting Trap, and mother of four
"By following the suggestions in this simple, easy-to-read book, you are building a foundation of peace, love, empathy, and self-control in your children's lives. You will be forever grateful." —Wally Amos, author of The Cookie Never Crumbles: Inspirational Recipes for Everyday Living
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