Positive Discipline for Single Parents: Nurturing Cooperation, Respect, and Joy in Your Single-parent Family

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Prima Pub., 1999 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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A Positive, Proven Approach to Single Parenting!
As a single parent in our complex world, you face the challenge of doing alone a job that was meant for two people. In addition, self-doubt and guilt may dampen the joy you experience raising your child. What do you do?
Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust Jane Nelsen's classic POSITIVE DISCIPLINE series for its consistant, commonsense approach to child rearing. In this completely revised and updated edition of Positive Discipline for Single Parents you'll learn how to succeed as a single parent in the most important job of your life: raising a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful.
Inside this reassuring book, you'll discover how to:
Identify potential problems and develop skills to prevent them
Budget time each week for family activities
Create a respectful coparenting relationship with your former spouse
Use nonpunitive methods to help your children make wise decisions about their behavior
And much, much more!
"Provides very important information for single parents, especially in today's violent society. Used as a resource, it can help parents deal with discipline issues in a positive way and in turn help their children become responsible citizens."--Judye Foy, international vice president, Community Relations, Parents Without Partners
"Another great resource for both single parents and therapists . . . practical and enjoyable to read. A must for your parenting library."--Stephen Sprinkel, marriage and family therapist
 

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Contents

of Energy
31
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73
Practicing
89
Making Your Family a Team 0
103
a Single Parent l 13
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Action
127
Others
181
Creatinga Respectful Coparenting Relationship
217
Celebrating Your Family
233
Conclusion
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Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., coauthor of the bestselling Positive Discipline series, is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist. Her books have sold over a million copies. She lives in Salt Lake City.

Cheryl Erwin, M.A., is a marriage and family therapist and the coauthor of numerous books in Prima's POSITIVE DISCIPLINE series on raising great children. She lives in Reno, Nevada.

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