ERIC Number: ED455006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Common Sense Parenting of Toddlers and Preschoolers. A Girls and Boys Town Program.
Barnes, Bridget A.; York, Steven M.
Based on the view that parents need to balance nurturing behaviors that demonstrate love and affection with the discipline that children need in order to learn and thrive, this book presents the Common Sense Parenting program from Girls and Boys Town as adapted for parents of toddlers and preschoolers. Offering logical techniques and foundations for discipline, the program gives parents a blueprint for creating their own unique parenting style. The chapters are: (1) "As They Grow: Understanding Child Development"; (2) "Be Reasonable: Setting Expectations for Your Child"; (3) "It's Child's Play! Ways To Nurture Your Child"; (4) "Show and Tell: Your Role as a Teacher"; (5) "Cause and Effect: Using Consequences To Change Behavior"; (6) "Tell Them Why: Giving Reasons Kids Understand"; (7) "Way To Go! Using Praise Effectively and Often"; (8) "Step by Step: Teaching Social Skills to Kids"; (9) "An Ounce of Prevention: Teaching before Problems Occur"; (10) "Let's Take a Break! When and How To Use Time-Out"; (11) "Learning Right from Wrong: Dealing with Your Child's Misbehavior"; (12) "Take a Deep Breath: Making a Plan To Stay Calm"; (13) "...And Count to Ten! Teaching Your Child Self-Control"; (14) "All Together Now! Enhancing Family Life"; (15) "It's Just Routine! Toilet Training, Trips, Bedtime, and Meals"; and (16) "Putting It All Together: Your Own Parenting Plan." (KB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Child Development, Child Rearing, Discipline, Expectation, Family Environment, Family Life, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Parents as Teachers, Praise, Preschool Children, Self Control, Stress Management, Timeout, Toddlers, Toilet Training
Boy's Town Press, Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010 ($14.95). Tel: 800-282-6657 (Toll Free); Fax: 402-498-1310; Web site: http://www.girlsandboystown.org/btpress.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, Boys Town, NE.