ERIC Number: ED392529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Enjoy Successful Parenting: Practical Strategies You Can Use Today!
McIntire, Roger W.
A child's best interest is served when parents enjoy and are satisfied with their family responsibilities. This book, for parents of children ages 2-10, illustrates how children learn their communication styles, imitate their parents, and acquire and modify their own dispositions. So that the family may be enjoyed by everyone, children need good early social habits and a feeling they are making a contribution. Toward this end, the book offers specific positive strategies for solving daily problems and reaching long-term goals. Part 1, "Understanding What's Going On," describes how to observe a child's behavior, plan reactions, and place blame and give credit in problem situations. Part 2, "Sending the Right Messages," describes looking for and rewarding specific good behavior, sending positive messages, and creating child involvement that creates a family atmosphere. Part 3, "Making a Few Good Rules," discusses planning sessions for reasonable rules, incentives, types of punishment, and alternatives to punishment. Part 4, "Listening, Coaching, and Teaching," focuses on careful listening and communication to encourage good social habits and school skills. Part 5, "Bringing Principles and Parents Together," synthesizes the strategies presented in the book and suggests the usefulness of parent support groups. (TM)
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Child Rearing, Children, Family Life, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parent Role, Parenting Skills, Praise, Punishment, Rewards, Satisfaction, Social Behavior
Summit Crossroads Press, 11065 Swansfield Road, Columbia, MD 21044-2709 ($14.95; 40% discount on 5-99 copies, 55% discount on 100 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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