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Positive Discipline A-Z, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: From Toddlers to Teens, 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems [Paperback]

By Jane Nelsen Ed.D. (Author), Lynn Lott (Author) & H. Stephen Glenn (Author)
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Pages   352
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 7.3" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 31, 1999
Publisher   Three Rivers Press
ISBN  0761514708  
EAN  9780761514701  
UPC  086874514706  


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Outline ReviewThe first edition of Positive Discipline A-Z became a classic child-rearing text that helped change the way parents and experts feel about discipline. In this revised and expanded version, child psychologist Jane Nelson (coauthor of the entire Positive Discipline series) teams up with speaker and therapist Lynn Lott and H. Stephen Glenn (Raising Self-Reliant Children). Positive Discipline is based on the theories of child development expert Rudolf Dreikurs, and uses communication, consistency, and specific techniques (such as the four-step follow-through method, taking time for training, giving age-appropriate chores to teach responsibility, and using positive time-outs in which the child takes some time with a calming activity) to help children develop the life skills they need to be "effective, happy, contributing, and respectful members of the family and society."

The first part of the text provides an introduction to the concept of positive discipline and its tools. The second part of the book is an alphabetical breakdown of more than 100 child-rearing topics, from addiction to zits--including cruelty to animals, fairness, laundry, negative children, pampering, self-esteem, tattling, whining, and much more. Here, the authors move from general theory to specific suggestions and approaches for hard-core parenting issues. Whether read for theory or read for specificity, this book is terrific--and important. --Ericka Lutz


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A Positive, Proven Approach to Parenting!
As a parent, you face one of the most challenging---and rewarding---roles of your life. No matter how much you love your child, there will still be moments filled with anger, frustration, and, at times, desperation. What do you do? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the classic Positive Discipline series for its consistent, commonsense approach to child rearing. In the completely updated edition of Positive Discipline A-Z, you will learn how to use kind but firm support to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. You'll find practical solutions to such parenting challenges as:
Sibling Rivalry * Bedtime Hassles * The Angry Child
School Problems * Getting Chores Done * ADD
Eating Problems * Getting Through a Divorce
Procrastination * Whining * Tattling and Lying
Homework * And Dozens More!
"Good, practical ways to guide a child---and save your sanity."
---Marguerite Kelly, author of The Mother's Almanac and The Mother's Almanac Goes to School
"The perfect blend of kindness and firmness. Clearly a four-star guide that any parent will immediately relate to, with practical no-nonsense answers for today's families."
---John F. Taylor, Ph.D., author of Helping Your Hyperactive ADD Child
"As a parent and licensed clinical social worker, I found this book to be practical, innovative, and an excellent tool for both parents and psychotherapists."
---Melanie J. Stern, L.C.S.W.



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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Positive Discipline A-Z, Jane Nelsen  Jun 11, 2007
Great advice and examples for parents who don't want to use corporal punishment!
 
Super practical, non-preachy, excellent advice  Jun 11, 2007
I was a bit skeptical at first, wondering how a Q and A format could possibly be sufficient. Would the book be full of pithy, useless, empty, overly-general advice? No, in fact, it gets right to the point and is relevant and helpful. I'm very impressed with the thoughtful discussion of many of the most difficult parenting problems. It has become on of the first places I turn for advice.

More importantly, because it is quick and easy to read, my husband is willing to read it too, which helps us stay on the same page when it comes to discipline.
 
Is a bit confusing to decipher which information to use for your child  Mar 8, 2007
I was looking for a book to assist me in "positive discipline" with my toddler. I did not find too much in regard to 2 year olds in this book except the obvious advice of keep your children home if their tired unless you want them to act out in the grocery store. There was much helpful advice for older children. I did see a book specifically for toddlers but will not be sold until April. In a book that is for a wide range of ages it wold have been best to explain in chronologically order (ie: 2-4 year olds/ 5-6 year olds etc.) The book went everywhere.
 
This book changed my outlook on parenting  Jun 5, 2006
I've read it twice and I've dog-eared the several sections I want my husband to read. This book is just common sense parenting. I love that the authors stress using natural consequences when possible and give tips for avoiding and dealing with power struggles. With the knowledge I've gained from this book I feel much more confident about disciplining my children successfully and not damaging their self esteem. Basically this book is about mutual respect between parent and child.
 
Great book  Jan 25, 2005
This is not a parenting style or system for everyone. With all parenting books, you must pick and choose, taking what you like and leaving the rest. I have read other "discipline" books, most of which are very different from this one, and I have learned things from everything I have read. However, this is one of the few books that resonated with me.

I noticed that many parents (present company included) didn't enjoy disciplining their kids. As parents, it is easy to become locked in power struggles with our kids. Based on my observations, I was looking for a book that endorsed a less punitive and more egalitarian approach to the disciplining and training of children. This book approaches disciplining as character-building. In other words, the goal of discipline is to "build up" a child, instead of pushing or even shaming a child into behaving a certain way.

There are many important messages in this book, several of which are: balance firmness with kindness; watch what messages your actions and words are sending to your kids; don't expect too much or too little from your child, developmentally; and disciplinary consequences should be related, respectful, and reasonable.

Part One gives a good overview of the authors' approach, as well as a concise explanation of pertinent topics such as the roots of poor self-esteem and acting out in anger. Sometimes there was a "cliff notes" feel to this section, but that was OK because Part Two seemed to be the "meat" of the book. My degree is in psychology, so I can say with confidence that this section was based on solid psychology, albeit particular branch(es) of psychology. If you look at parenting as a two-way transformative process, you will learn something about yourself through this section.

Part Two is the "A to Z" part of the book. There are many helpful tips on a wide range of discipline issues. The authors emphasize verbal reasoning and consensus-building. They offer suggestions about more physical forms of discipline, but they do not recommend spanking.

One note to the prospective buyer: this book is geared toward the older toddler and up (most of the time, the suggestions begin at 2 years of age). There are companion books for 0-3 years and teenagers, so if your kids fall into those categories, you might want to look at the other books as well.
 

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