The Pocket Parent

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Workman Publishing, Apr 1, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 400 pages
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It's instant relief for when your 2-year-old is on the floor of the toy store, pitching a fit. Or when brother and sister discover that they can't stand each other. Or when your son can't say no to video games.

The Pocket Parent is, literally, a pocket-size book of tried-and-true advice, common sense, parental wisdom, and sanity. Written by two professionals who've reared six children between them and made a career out of helping others with parenting issues, this handy book will be a lifesaver for every parent of a 2-to-5-year-old. It begins with an overall view of the Pocket Parent approach to discipline. Based on unconditional love but firm limits, and aimed at keeping the child's dignity and self-esteem intact, here are strategies that include "I" statements, modeling, family meetings, and "one word" requests. Once the ground rules are set, the guide moves to an A-to-Z compendium of common problems. Just look it up-Anger, Bad Words, Biting, Chores, Doctor Visits, Fears at Night, Lying, Separation Anxiety-and find the "Sanity Savers" list of suggestions, easy-to-follow bullets, anecdotes, and more.

For the bag, glove compartment, backpack, or shelf in the kitchen, it's there for you whenever you need it.
 

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User Review  - stephaniechase - LibraryThing

An excellent resource, with great tips to implement immediately. It also has a very pro-parent slant, unlike many books these days -- realizing that we parents do make mistakes, and that guilt doesn't help. I don't often buy parenting books, but I will be purchasing this one. Read full review

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User Review  - cjk1 - Overstock.com

I havent read through all of it. There is a lot of great info that you stop and think duh! Everything seems to be common sense and if you werent out of patients you would have come to eventually. Read full review

Contents

Parent to parent
1
The Cornerstones
10
Anger
19
New baby
30
Bad words
37
Bedtime
43
Biting
50
Chores
57
Manners
191
Mealtime
198
Morning crazies
208
Picking up toys
216
Potty training
222
Power struggles
230
Selfesteem
237
Separation anxiety
247

Comparing and labeling children
66
Death
74
Discipline
82
Doctor and dentist visits
93
Fears at night
100
Fighting in front of your kids
106
First days of preschool
114
Friends
120
Gimmes
130
Grandparents
139
I hate you
147
Hitting and hurting others
155
Interrupting
163
Listening
171
Lying
179
Sexuality
253
Sibling rivalry
261
Strangers
271
Tantrums
276
Television video and computers
283
Thumb sucking
291
Timeout
299
Traveling with the kids
305
Values
317
Whining
325
Wits end
331
Recommended Childrens Books
337
Index
363
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About the author (2001)

Gail Reichlin , a preschool teacher for 30 years, is founder and executive director of the Parents Resource Network. She cohosted a cable television program on parenting in Chicago with Caroline Winkler and is the mother of three children.

Caroline Winkler is a writer who, with Gail Reichlin, cohosted a cable television program on parenting in Chicago. She is the mother of three children.

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