Positive Discipline

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Ballantine Books, 1981 - Discipline of children - 242 pages
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For twenty-five years, Positive Discipline has been the gold standard reference for grown-ups working with children. Now Jane Nelsen, distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, has written a revised and expanded edition. The key to positive discipline is not punishment, she tells us, but mutual respect. Nelsen coaches parents and teachers to be both firm and kind, so that any child-from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager-can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline with no loss of dignity. Inside you'll discover how to
- bridge communication gaps
- defuse power struggles
- avoid the dangers of praise
- enforce your message of love
- build on strengths, not weaknesses
- hold children accountable with their self-respect intact
- teach children not what to think but how to think
- win cooperation at home and at school
- meet the special challenge of teen misbehavior
"It is not easy to improve a classic book, but Jane Nelson has done so in this revised edition. Packed with updated examples that are clear and specific, Positive Discipline shows parents exactly how to focus on solutions while being kind and firm. If you want to enrich your relationship with your children, this is the book for you."
-Sal Severe, author of How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too!

Millions of children have already benefited from the counsel in this wise and warmhearted book, which features dozens of true stories of positive discipline in action. Give your child the tools he or she needs for a well-adjusted life with this proven treasure trove of practical advice.

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User Review  - Bradley - Goodreads

I was very impressed with this mode of "discipline." It uncovers a little known fact, that children misbehave based on their own misconceptions of what it will get them, and that they do better when ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

This is like no other parenting book I've ever read. The parenting philosophies come closer to the way I WANT to parent than anything else. I just need to practice now. I have found that when I use ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Some Basic Concepts
21
3 The Significance of Birth Order
31
Copyright

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