ERIC Number: ED324596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Am I in Trouble? Using Discipline to Teach Young Children Responsibility. Suggestions for Parents, Teachers, and Other Care Providers for Children to Age 10.
Curwin, Richard L.; Mendler, Allen N.
This book describes ways that parents, teachers, and caregivers can give children the support, encouragement, and problem-solving skills they need. It is designed to help these adults work together with children to create the best environment for a child's emotional, physical, and intellectual well-being. The emphasis is on skills for positive relationships with children. Real-life situations are used to illustrate creative and sensitive responses to adult-child issues. Key issues covered in the book include: (1) how good discipline enhances children's self-esteem; (2) how to teach discipline with dignity and respect; (3) how to teach young children the natural and logical consequences of their actions; (4) differentiating between consequences and punishment; (5) setting effective limits and keeping them; and (6) how to solve problems together. Other topics examined in individual chapters are the purpose of rules, communicating, empowering, negotiating, humor, the bottom line, family living, and common problems and situations. (NB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Discipline, Early Childhood Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Preadolescents, Problem Solving, Self Esteem, Skill Development, Young Children
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A