How to Behave So Your Preschooler Will, Too!

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Penguin, Jun 1, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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Dr. Sal Severe established himself as a leading childcare and parenting expert with his phenomenally successful How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too! Now he focuses on raising children between the ages of three and six. Based on Dr. Severe’s philosophy that children’s behavior often reflects that of their parents, this book teaches readers how to better handle a host of issues, from fussing at bedtime and temper tantrums to toilet training and sibling rivalry. Instead of focusing on what children do wrong, Severe teaches parents what they can do right by emphasizing the positive, being consistent, and being more patient. Filled with checklists, an extensive resource guide to books that parents can read with their preschoolers, and plenty of inspiration, this goldmine of helpful advice is certain to become a bible for stressed-out parents everywhere.

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This book is refreshing. It focuses on the parents behavior towards their children which gave me much to think about. The idea is focusing on your childrens positive behavior something easily ... Read full review

How to behave so your preschooler will, too!

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No more tantrums. No more bedtime battles. That's what Severe promises, and he clearly delivers; his How To Behave So Your Children Will, Too! was a New York Times best seller. ... Read full review


What Preschool Parents Have in Common
How This Book Will Help
How We Learn Parenting Behavior
Love Does Not Always Light The Way
How To Begin
Language from Birth To Three
Language During The Preschool Years
Using Language To Teach Correct Behavior
How To Manage a Preschooler Who Refuses To Go To TimeOut
TimeOut Away from Home
I DonT Care if I Go To TimeOuT
Determine The Pattern of Misbehavior
Decide What to Say and Do
Developing an Action Plan
Continual Attention Seeking
Whining Nagging and Tantrums

What Preschoolers Need
How To Give Positive Directions
The Different Types of Temperament
Use Strategies That Match Your Childs Temperament
Feeling Good About Me
Be a Good Helper
Learn Something New
Accept Disappointments
Build Trust
Be Careful When You Laugh
Strategies That Increase Motivation and Encourage Better Behavior
Learning Through Imitation
Learning Through Experimentation
Learning Through Fantasy and MakeBelieve
Learning Through Stories
Discipline Is a Teaching Process
Teach What You Expect
Teach SelfControl
WhaTs The Payoff?
What Happens If You Give In a Little
What Consistency Means To Your Preschoolers
How To Be More Consistent
Use Positive Feedback
Preschoolers Believe What You Tell Them
How Charts Work
How Checklists Work
ChartMaking Guidelines
Consequences Enforce Rules
Using Punishment with Preschoolers
Model Anger Management
Be Responsible
What Happens When You Spank
How To Choose The Best Setting for TimeOut
How To Explain TimeOut To Your Children
How to Use TimeOut
What to Say When TimeOut Is Over
Picky Eaters
Morning Routine
Bedtime Routine
Brushing and Flossing
Resolving Conflicts and Fights
Older Siblings Picking on Younger Siblings
Getting Ready for a New Baby
Fair Is Not Always Equal
When a Child Is a Sore Loser
Thumb Sucking
Imaginary Friends
Preschoolers and Trauma
Raising Grandchildren
Separation at Preschool
New Situations
Doctor Visits
Dentist Appointments
Scary Stuff at Halloween
Going Out to Eat
Going To Religious Services
Play Dates
Shopping with Your Preschooler
Can I Have One of Those?
Tips for Taking Children on Vacation
Teach Anger Management
How To Avoid Escalating an Angry Child
How To Find Help for Your Child
Final Thoughts

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About the author (2004)

Dr. Sal Severe has been a school psychologist for more than twenty-five years. He serves on the advisory board of Parents magazine and is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Severe is also the author of How to Behave So Your Preschooler Will, Too!

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