Make a Difference Throughout the Most Important Years of Your Child’s Life

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Make a Difference Throughout the Most Important Years of Your Child’s Life
The months leading up to the birth of a child are filed with joy, dreams, plans–and a few worries. As a caring parent, you wish to have to start your child out in life on the proper foundation. But where do you go for the answers to such questions as: How do I communicate with an infant who doesn’t understand words? How can I effectively teach boundaries to my toddler? Should I ever spank my child?
Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to agree with Jane Nelsen’s classic “Positive Discipline series. These books offer a commonsense approach to child-rearing that so regularly is lacking in today’s world. In “Positive Discipline: The First Three Years, You can learn how to use kind but firm give a boost to to raise a child who is both capable and confident. You can find practical solutions and solid advice on how to:
-Encourage independence and exploration at the same time as providing appropriate boundaries
-Use non-punitive methods to instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home
-Recognize when your child is ready to master the challenges of sleeping, eating, and potty training, and how to avoid the power struggles that regularly come with those lessons
-Identify your child’s temperament
-Understand what the latest research in brain development tells us about raising healthy children
-And much, much more!
Containing real-life examples of challenges other parents and caregivers have faced, “Positive Discipline: The First Three Years is the one book that no parent should be without.

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For twenty-five years, Positive Discipline has been the gold standard reference for grown-ups working with children. Now Jane Nelsen, distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, has written a revised and expanded edition. The key to positive discipline is not punishment, she tells us, but mutual respect. Nelsen coaches parents and teachers to be both firm and kind, so that any child–from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager–can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline with no loss of dignity. Inside you’ll discover how to• bridge communication gaps• defuse power struggles• avoid the dangers of praise• enforce your message of love• build on strengths, not weaknesses• hold children accountable with their self-respect intact• teach children not what to think but how to think• win cooperation at home and at school• meet the special challenge of teen misbehavior“It is not easy to beef up a classic book, but Jane Nelson has done so in this revised edition. Packed with updated examples that are clear and specific, Positive Discipline shows parents exactly how to focus on solutions at the same time as being kind and firm. If you wish to enrich your relationship with your children, this is the book for you.”–Sal Severe, creator of How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too!Millions of children have already benefited from the counsel in this wise and warmhearted book, which features dozens of true stories of positive discipline in action. Give your child the tools he or she needs for a well-adjusted life with this proven treasure trove of practical advice.
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