ERIC Number: ED372845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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From a Parent's Perspective.
The series of articles on parenting compiled in this book bridges the gap between educational theory and the everyday problems parents must deal with. The book's perspective encourages parents to be gentle, flexible, observant, and not too attached to expectations. The first chapter, "Surviving Parenthood," discusses topics such as managing conflict, balancing needs, enduring arguments, and preserving individuality. Topics in the second chapter, "Parenting Skills," include learning parenting techniques, listening, teaching children to solve their own problems, and disengaging from power struggles. The third chapter, "Discipline," contains sections on parents as allies, consequences in lieu of punishment, cooperation, and use of talk instead of corporal punishment. The fourth chapter, "Problems," covers the specific problems of biting, lying, using bathroom talk, testing limits, dawdling, making messes, and being stubborn. The fifth chapter, "Self-Esteem," looks at empowering children, encouraging competence, praising, balancing skills, and pleasing people. The sixth chapter, "Kids Are Individuals," examines different types of children, including contrary children, difficult children, and the wild child. The final chapter, "A Few Laughs," offers a humorous perspective to some of the challenges of parenting. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Rearing, Children, Conflict Resolution, Discipline, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parenting Skills, Problem Solving, Self Esteem
Sheffield Publishing Company, P.O. Box 359, Salem, WI 53168.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
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