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ERIC Number: ED458959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 282
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-887069-06-2
Discipline for Life: Getting It Right with Children.
Swift, Madelyn
Based on the view that how parents discipline their children in the early years plays a significant role in determining their child's future behavior and relationships, this book offers advice for helping parents teach their children to accept responsibility for their own behavior, to form healthy relationships, develop sound and helpful communication, acquire correct principles to guide their lives, use problem solving, discover resourcefulness and negotiating skills, and deal with anger. Although addressed primarily to parents, the book is also directed to teachers and early childhood educators. The book is presented in six sections: (1) "The Journey Begins," introducing the fundamental principles of discipline; (2) "Vision," presenting a vision of parenting, including information on the current status of America's children and suggestions for deciding what parents want to teach their children and how they can decide what lesson needs to be learned; (3) "Gaining Cooperation without Losing Your Mind!," identifying barriers to cooperation and suggesting ways to use respectful language and teach children respect as a second language; (4) "Don't Start What You Can't Finish," presenting tips on using various discipline strategies and the consequences of those strategies, problem-solving strategies, and dealing with temper tantrums; (5) "Building Self-Esteem," discussing the importance of self-esteem, and presenting ways to help children develop important life beliefs paralleling the components of self-esteem (existence, accomplishment, and mistakes); and (6)"The Journey Continues," reinforcing the view of parenting as a challenging process for everyone. (Contains 37 references.) (KB)
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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