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Four Weeks to a Better-Behaved Child: Breakthrough Discipline Techniques that Really Work Paperback – Apr 21 2004


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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (April 21 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071435751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071435758
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 20 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #552,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This was suggested to me by a friend, I read the whole thing, cover to cover, there were some more relevant chapters for my situation. I found the cool down method wonderful, time outs never worked here. I have recommended this book to friends. Pass along the saving techniques! Great strategies, I was afraid to start, but it was easier than I thought it would be. I hope this book helps you. As a mom, elementary school teacher and special Ed teacher, I recommend this book!
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I found the book easy to read, interesting and most importantly full of useful suggestions. The examples are especially good in relating the philosophical discussion to the real world.
The good news is that her ideas work !
It's great to find a couple of simple rules which change a difficult if not impossible situation around so quickly.
Everybody seems to win here.
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Dr. Chandler's book provides a clear, compassionate and empowering message to parents about how they can foster their children's positive behavior and healthy development. Based on sound research and theory but written in a delightfully clear and engaging way, this book is a much needed guiding light for all parents, practitioners, and anyone who works with children. The "four Cs" of discipline described in the book are key ingredients for raising responsible, well adjusted children. Dr. Chandler's book is filled with wisdom and positive alternatives to anger and punishment that is sure to help parents and children have more positive exchanges, fewer power struggles, and ultimately result in healthier family realtionships. As a psychologist working for the past 25 years with children and families, I highly recommend this book as a "must read" for every parent and anyone who cares about children's well-being. This book is a gift that is filled with enduring wisdom for current parents and future generations.
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I can't tell you the difference this book has made in our lives in not even four weeks! Within two days of finishing the book, my son was not only better behaved, but my husband and I were changing the way we responded to him and our other children. This book not only reenforces things you know, but may not always remember to use, but also teaches simple new ideas about discipline and childrens behavior. Focusing on the positive and praising "expected behaviors" has made a huge difference in all of our lives! I highly recommend this book! You will see a difference in your childrens behavior AND in yourself in no time!!
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I bought this book for the new mothers in my family but when I peeked inside I realized the author is speaking to me, the mother of a 16 year old daughter, not just to parents of toddlers. Lessons about parents' anger and how to get the child to take resposibility for important things - this stuff has been pure gold in our house. Read Chapter Two first. It is the heart of the book and really well-written. Just when you think nothing can help the tense situations of parenting, relief! Compassionate and funny too, I never felt like the author's training and expertise put her above me. Can't wait till my 16 year old has kids so *she* can read it.
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