A smart, easy-to-implement, and unique approach to positive disciplining
Drawing on her highly successful methods developed in her private practice, Dr. Cristine Chandler lays out clear, step-by-step instructions to help parents foster good behavior in their children based on the positive premise: that children behave well when they understand clearly what is expected of them.
Most discipline problems occur when parents are inconsistent about what they expect. Four Weeks to a Better-Behaved Child shows parents how to implement the "4Cs" of discipline in their daily practice: use clear, consistent, contingent consequences. Moreover, in this concise, straightforward book, Dr. Chandler challenges several commonly used approaches to discipline and provides alternatives. She shows parents:
- Why punishment is often the least effective way to discipline children
- Why anger never works
- Why "time-out" works only sometimes--and what to do instead
- How to use consequences to encourage--and get--good behavior