Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

Author: Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307383148
Release Date: 2007-03-27
Genre: Family & Relationships

Completely updated to report the latest research in child development and learning, Positive Discipline for Preschoolers will teach you how to use methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, there will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won’t my three-year-old listen to me? Should I ever spank my preschooler when she is disobedient? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series and its commonsense approach to child-rearing. This revised and updated third edition includes information from the latest research on neurobiology, diet and exercise, gender differences and behavior, the importance of early relationships and parenting, and new approaches to parenting in the age of mass media. In addition, this book offers new information on reducing anxiety and helping children feel safe in troubled times. You’ll also find practical solutions for how to: - Avoid the power struggles that often come with mastering sleeping, eating, and potty training - See misbehavior as an opportunity to teach nonpunitive discipline—not punishment - Instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home by using methods that teach important life skills - Employ family and class meetings to tackle behavorial challenges - And much, much more! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Positive Discipline for Single Parents Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

Author: Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307819987
Release Date: 2012-05-16
Genre: Family & Relationships

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

Positive Discipline for Children with Special Needs

Author: Jane Nelsen
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307589835
Release Date: 2011-03-08
Genre: Self-Help

Over 2 Million Positive Discipline Books Sold! A Positive Approach To Helping Children With Special Needs Realize Their Potential Every child deserves to lead a happy and fulfilling life. For parents and teachers of children with special needs, helping their child to not only negotiate daily challenges, but to live fulfilling, meaningful lives, can be the most difficult challenge they will face. Over the years, millions of parents and teachers have come to trust Jane Nelsen’s classic Positive Discipline series for its consistent, commonsense approach to childrearing. Now, the bestselling series addresses the specific challenges that parents and teachers of children with special needs face, and offers them straightforward advice for supporting them in positive ways. In these pages are practical solutions to challenges such as: Learning to look beyond diagnostic labels ● Believing in each child's potential regardless of his/her stage of development ● Helping children integrate socially and interact with their peers ● Coping with the frustration that inevitably occurs when a child is being difficult ● Strengthening a child’s sense of belonging and significance ● And Many More! Use this book to answer such questions as: • How do you accommodate a disability, while still teaching a child to try their best? • How do you help a child cope with anger they may have trouble expressing, especially when that anger may on some level be justified? • How do you teach a child who may struggle with seemingly straight forward tasks to contribute to the world around them in a way that will be meaningful to them? “If you are raising or teaching a child with special needs, this book is a must-read. As the mother of a child with autism, my hopes and dreams for my son were no different than those of other parents. I wanted a parenting approach that helped my child grow up to be self confident, happy, and prepared for success in relationships, work, and life. I also needed practical, effective methods for addressing the significant, challenging behaviors I faced on a daily basis. Finally, in this amazing book, I found both….Thank you, thank you, thank you to the authors of this groundbreaking book.” - Rachel Fink Parks, MS, PCC From the Trade Paperback edition.

Positive Time Out

Author: Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307794055
Release Date: 2011-05-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

Discover the Power of Positive Time-Out Time-out is one of the most popular disciplinary techniques used in homes and schools today. But instead of being the positive, motivating, experience it should be for children, it is often punitive, counterproductive, and damaging to their gentle psyches. In this book, bestselling parenting author Jane Nelsen shows you how to make time-out a positive learning experience for children. Inside, you'll discover how positive time-out can teach children the art of self-discipline and instill such invaluable qualities as self-confidence and problem-solving skills. You'll also learn how to: ·Make time-out an encouraging experience ·Develop an attitude and action plan to avoid power struggles with children ·Empower children by involving them in the behavior changing process ·Understand the mistaken goals of negative behavior "Gives parents and teachers the encouragement and tools they need to help children handle their own behavior."—Sheryl Hausinger, M.D., Texas Children's Pediatric Associates and mother of three "Offers more than 50 ways that parents can set limits while still encouraging their kids. It should be in every doctor's waiting room."—Jody McVittie, M.D., family physician From the Trade Paperback edition.

Positive Discipline A Z

Author: Jane Nelsen
Publisher: Harmony Books
ISBN: 9780307345578
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships

Alphabetically organized for easy access, a comprehensive parenting manual offers parents advice on hundreds of parenting problems, such as temper tantrums, sibling rivalry, ADD, shyness, eating problems, bedtime hassles, and school problems. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Positive Discipline in the Classroom

Author: Jane Nelsen
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780770436575
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

From the celebrated Positive Discipline series comes a guide for teachers who wish to foster respect, civility, and engagement in the classroom. This new edition is updated with essential tools for the modern teacher.

Positive Discipline Parenting Tools

Author: Jane Nelsen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781101905340
Release Date: 2016
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

"Jane Nelsen, author of the successful Positive Discipline series, has now compiled a toolkit for parents to teach their children creative cooperation and self-discipline, with success stories from parents worldwide"--

Positive Discipline The First Three Years

Author: Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307383136
Release Date: 2007-03-27
Genre: Family & Relationships

Make a Difference During the Most Important Years of Your Child's Life The months leading up to the birth of a child are filed with joy, dreams, plans—and a few worries. As a caring parent, you want to start your child out in life on the proper foundation. But where do you go for the answers to such questions as: How do I communicate with an infant who doesn't understand words? How can I effectively teach boundaries to my toddler? Should I ever spank my child? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust Jane Nelsen's classic Positive Discipline series. These books offer a commonsense approach to child-rearing that so often is lacking in today's world. In Positive Discipline: The First Three Years, you'll learn how to use kind but firm support to raise a child who is both capable and confident. You'll find practical solutions and solid advice on how to: ·Encourage independence and exploration while providing appropriate boundaries ·Use non-punitive methods to instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home ·Recognize when your child is ready to master the challenges of sleeping, eating, and potty training, and how to avoid the power struggles that often come with those lessons ·Identify your child's temperament ·Understand what the latest research in brain development tells us about raising healthy children ·And much, much more! Containing real-life examples of challenges other parents and caregivers have faced, Positive Discipline: The First Three Years is the one book that no parent should be without. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Teaching Young Children

Author: Margaret B. Puckett
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1401825834
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

Teaching Young Children: An Introduction to the Early Childhood Profession, 2E prepares early childhood educators to make a difference in the lives of children and families through early, high quality care and education programs that maintain a developmentally appropriate persepctive. By focusing on the dimensions of quality in early childhood programs and the principles that define developmentally appropriate practices, the text motivates early childhood professionals to rely on current knowledge of child growth, development, and learning when making decisions about their practices, to view families and communities as integral parts of early childhood programs, and to prepare environments especially suited to infants and young children.

Play Therapy

Author: Terry Kottman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119025993
Release Date: 2014-11-24
Genre: Psychology

Written for use in play therapy and child counseling courses, this extraordinarily practical text provides a detailed examination of basic and advanced play therapy concepts and skills and guidance on when and how to use them. Kottman’s multitheoretical approach and wealth of explicit techniques are also helpful for clinicians who want to gain greater insight into children’s minds and enhance therapeutic communication through the power of play. After a discussion of the basic concepts and logistical aspects of play therapy, Kottman illustrates commonly used play therapy skills and more advanced skills. Introduced in this edition is a new chapter on working with parents and teachers to increase the effectiveness of play therapy. Practice exercises and “Questions to Ponder” throughout the text facilitate the skill-building and self-examination process. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website.

Positive Discipline for Childcare Providers

Author: Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307559180
Release Date: 2010-08-25
Genre: Education

Empowering Methods for Effective Childcare As a professional childcare provider, you want to create an environment that is inviting and nurturing for children as well as encouraging for your adult staff. You want to find ways to form a partnership with parents in their children's development. Simply put, you want to provide an all-around quality childcare experience at every level. This book is also great for parents who want to take an active role in assuring the best childcare for their children. Positive Discipline for Childcare Providers offers a thorough, practical program that is easily adaptable to any childcare or preschool situation and setting. Inside are workable solutions to many of today's toughest childcare issues and everything you need to develop an enriching experience for children, parents, and workers alike. You'll learn how to: ·Create a setting where children can laugh, learn, and grow ·Support healthy physical, emotional, and cognitive development in all children, including those with special needs ·Encourage parents to establish a partnership with you and provide the same kind, firm limits and respectful environment at home ·Uncover support and learning opportunities for yourself and fellow childcare providers ·And much more! "In a magical way, Positive Discipline for Childcare Providers demonstrates techniques that decrease misbehavior by increasing the child's sense of capability, courage, and community feeling." —Rob Guttenberg, a state-certified childcare trainer, director of parenting education at YMCA Youth Services Maryland, and author of The Parent As Cheerleader "Wow! This book is an incredible resource full of effective and practical ideas—from creating an environment where everyone feels welcome to a model of discipline that respects and empowers adults and children." —Mary Jamin Maguire, M.A., L.P., LICSW, trainer, Minnesota School-Age Childcare Training Network From the Trade Paperback edition.

Positive Discipline for Working Parents

Author: Jane Nelsen
Publisher: Prima Pub
ISBN: 0761525106
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Family & Relationships

A practical guide to discipline addresses the common issues and concerns of working parents, explaining how to effectively juggle career and child-raising responsibilities, deal with child-care providers, maintain schedules and reduce stress, and create responsible, respectful, and resourceful children. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Teachers and Families Working Together

Author: Deborah Diffily
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: UVA:X004707339
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

"Teachers and Families Working Together" is a concise resource that provides future teachers with exactly what they need to know when working with the families of young children. Chapters detail the benefits of family involvement for families, teachers, and especially children. Using the voices of many family members and teachers, this book describes diverse family types and cultures and gives specific strategies teachers can use to involve family members and the community in the life of a class or school. The family involvement strategies are divided into written communication, shared time, and other ways to involve families. Strategies are practical and are based on the experiences of early childhood educators. Features that this text offers: First section looks at family involvement from three different perspectives, -those of experts, families, and teachers. The barriers to family involvement from the perspectives of families and teachers are examined. Different ways of working with families -such as written communications, shared time with families, and working through differences between teachers and families are detailed. Fourth section shares closing thoughts and solutions about work with families. Pedagogy to support student learning includes: "Voices of Teachers," "Voices of Families," "Case Studies," "Suggested Reflections," "Field Experiences," and "Website Resources." Author Bio: Deborah Diffily is an assistant professor of early childhood education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Her research interests include project-based learning, children's literacy and scientific development, and working with families. She coauthored "Teaching Young Children" with Margaret Puckett and "Project-Based Learning with Young Children" with Charlotte Sassman.

Duct Tape Parenting

Author: Vicki Hoefle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351967907
Release Date: 2016-10-14
Genre: Psychology

There's a new set of 3Rs for our kids-respect, responsibility, and resilience-to better prepare them for life in the real world. Once developed, these skills let kids take charge, and let parents step back, to the benefit of all. Casting hover mothers and helicopter parents aside, Vicki Hoefle encourages a different, counter-intuitive-yet much more effective-approach: for parents to sit on their hands, stay on the sidelines, even if duct tape is required, so that the kids step up. Duct Tape Parenting gives parents a new perspective on what it means to be effective, engaged parents and to enable kids to develop confidence through solving their own problems. This is not a book about the parenting strategy of the day-what the author calls "Post-It Note Parenting"-but rather a relationship-based guide to span all ages and stages of development. Witty, straight-shooting Hoefle addresses frustrated parents everywhere who are ready to raise confident, capable children to go out in the world.