Becoming the Parent You Want to Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Aug 1, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 448 pages
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Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need to discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies.  Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, the authors address the many dilemmas and joys that the parent of young children encounter and demonstrate a range of solutions to the major issues that arise in the raising of babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Full of warmth, clarity, humor, and respect, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be gives parents permission to be human: to question, to learn, to make mistakes, to struggle and to grow, and, most of all, to have fun with their children.
 

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Contents

NEGOTIATING CONFLICTS BETWEEN PARENT
SUPPORTING CHILDRENS PLAY AND LEARNING
COOPERATION
An Overview of Social Development
Assumptions for Successful Conflict Resolution
Why It Doesnt Work to Make Kids Say Theyre Sorry
Exclusionary Play
WHAT ENABLES CHILDREN TO SHARE?

Marias Story
LEARNING TO VALUE STRUGGLE
WORKING TOWARD A BALANCE OF NEEDS
Janiss Story
BUILDING A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
LEARNING ABOUT FEELINGS
RESPONDING TO CRYING AND TANTRUMS
HELPING YOUR CHILDREN DEAL WITH FEAR
THE DANCE OF SEPARATION
HELPING CHILDREN SLEEP
FROM TOILET TRAINING TO TOILET LEARNING
LEARNING ABOUT BODIES
UNDERSTANDING DIFFICULT BEHAVIOR
MOVING BEYOND PUNISHMENT
WHEN CHILDREN
What About Taking Turns?
A Developmental Overview
What Parents of Babies Can
Preschool Boys with Guns
Preschool Girls with Teenage Dolls
NonSexist Childrens Books
What About Video Games?
Facts About Television
An AntiBias
Answering Childrens Questions
Beyond Tolerance
PARENTING WITH A PARTNER
BUILDING STRONG SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS
Introducing New Siblings Through Adoption
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About the author (2012)

Laura Davis is the author of "The Courage to Heal Workboo

Laura Davis is the author of "The Courage to Heal Workbook", "Allies in Healing", "Becoming the Parent You Want to Bek", "Allies in Healing", "Becoming the Parent You Want to Be", and "I Thought We'd Never Speak Again". She teaches writi", and "I Thought We'd Never Speak Again". She teaches writing and lives with her family in Santa Cruz, California. ng and lives with her family in Santa Cruz, California.

Janis Keyser is a parenting educator and program director who has taught at Cabrillo College and conduct workshops and parenting classes for over 20 years and is co-author of the popular book,"Becoming the Parent You Want to Be.

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