Common Sense Parenting of Toddlers and PreschoolersBook - 2001
Crying in the checkout lane at the grocery store, squabbling with playmates over a new toy, or refusing to go to bed on time - time-tested Common Sense Parenting(r) skills can help parents handle the day-to-day challenges they face with a young child. Hugs and smiles and playtime: If only parenting 2- to 5-year-olds was this simple. But parents of any toddler or preschooler know that it also often requires dealing with whining, tantrums, "No, I won't" and other generally naughty behaviors that test the limits of their ingenuity and patience. How can parents balance nurturing behaviors that demonstrate love and affection with the discipline all children need to learn and thrive? Common Sense Parenting of Toddlers and Preschoolers shows how discipline can be more about teaching than punishment, more positive than negative for both parent and child. Included in these pages are: How to set reasonable expectations based on a child's age, development, and abilities. How to give children all the nurturing, love, and praise they need to thrive. How to use a parent's version of "show and tell" to both prevent problems and correct misbehavior. How to create plans for staying calm for parent and child. How to celebrate special rituals and everyday routines as cherished family traditions.
Publisher: Boys Town, NE : Boys Town Press, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 649.123 BAR
Characteristics: xi, 277 p. ;,22 cm