The Discipline Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Better-Behaved Child : For Birth to Age Ten Hardcover – Feb 1995
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From the Back Cover
From the bestselling authors of The Baby Book and The Birth Book comes The Discipline Book, the definitive guide to raising happy, well-adjusted, well-behaved children. Seasoned parents of eight, Bill and Martha Sears draw on personal experience and their professional knowledge as childcare experts to provide an authoritative approach to a broad range of disciplinary issues and practices. With a focus on preventing behavior problems as well as managing them when they arise, the Searses offer clear, practical advice on everything parents need to know about disciplining young children. Believing that discipline starts at birth, the Searses discuss baby discipline, disciplining the toddler, mother-father roles in modern parenting, saying no, self-esteem as the foundation of good behavior, helping a child to express feelings, the constructive use of anger, good nutrition for good behavior, and sleep discipline. On handling problem behavior, the Searses cover sibling rivalry, spanking and alternatives to spanking, breaking annoying habits, and eliminating bothersome behaviors like whining and talking back. The Searses strongly advocate teaching children values like apologizing and sharing, and explain how to deal with such issues as lying, stealing, and cheating. In addition, the Searses address building healthy sexuality and discipline in special situations such as after divorce and in the single-parent household. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Martha Moore has been teaching AP European History since 1985 at Shelby High School (NC). She ahs been an AP reader since 1992, and a table leader since 2001.
William Sears, MD, has practiced pediatrics for more than four decades and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California?Irvine School of Medicine.
Martha Sears, RN, is a registered nurse and parenting and health consultant.
Martha Sears, RN, is a registered nurse and parenting and health consultant. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
conscience and internal motivation to WANT to do the right thing. I have 3 young children under the age of 6. I highly recommend this book for it's comprehesive explanations of theory and attention to issues of special needs children as well as to some common worrisome issues of 6-10 year olds. If you have young children like me, I also recommend a very practical A-Z guide called "The Pocket Parent" that is written only for parents of 2-5 year olds. This literally pocketsized book is not written in paragraphs, but rather sanity saving bullets of quick read tips and examples often including the exact words to try. It is organized alphabetically by behavior topic (anger, biting, gimmes, hitting, listening, lying, morning crazies, whining, etc) and can quickly suggest a strategy at a moments notice. I refer to these 2 compatible books again and again. I am pleased with the increase of cooperation from my kids as well as the general feeling of well-being in my household.(...of course, that's on a good day!...My kids are normal and often quite challenging!)
This is how we applied the information in The Discipline Book: my niece had been literally attacking other children in her day care, but she was much better-behaved at home. After reading through the book it seemed to us that she was probably not feeling secure with her mother, since children will tend to be worse-behaved with the persons they trust the most. Talking with her daycare attendants revealed that her acting out started shortly after her mother made the decision to enter the Army. A discussion with my niece then revealed that she thought when her mother went into the Army, my niece would be left home alone to take care of herself. A few days of consistent reassurance that she would not be abandoned, combined with plenty of affection, eliminated the behavior problem.
So, I found the book to be extremely practical; and I have since effectively used its principles in caring for other children. Although the authors do not focus on particular situations, they enable caregivers to understand a child's own experience of behavioral problems and to compassionately address the underlying concerns. While not all discipline involves behaviors as complicated as the one I described, all effective discipline does require compassionate and empathic parenting. The Discipline Book gives caregivers the tools required for this sort of effective, humane disciplining.
Most recent customer reviews
This book lead the world into Attachment Parenting, and really needed.
Getting free of the old discipline methods, any belief we're helping by hitting, ugh. Read more
Love this book, attachment parenting is really working for us. my daughter is only 2months but she trusts me. i know we are on the right track with this bookPublished on April 19 2013 by Amanda Hindley
I have to agree with the negative views posted here. I wanted to add my review to help balance out the numerous positive reviews. Read morePublished on July 9 2004 by J. Droeger
Our child's under one, and just getting to the discipline stage. There's nothing for a child under age one, unless you want to be told the value of attachment parenting (which I... Read morePublished on June 16 2004
I loved the "Baby bBook", but was quite dissapointed with this one. It has little advise to balance excessive attention and control our sun was getting as a result of this... Read morePublished on May 30 2004
but it offered no real practical advice beyond common sense approaches. Plus, Sears et al seemed to believe that if you practice their attachment parenting approach you should... Read morePublished on March 25 2004
If you didn't breastfeed or carry your child around almost 24/7 in infancy don't get this book. I had never heard of attachment parenting and didn't get this book until my oldest... Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2004
If you are not a proponent of Attachment Parenting, I encourage you to read this book. If you are already an "attached parent", simply draw wisdom, sit back and enjoy. Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2003 by Salena Potter
This book is written by intelligent people, who have an enlightened approach to child-rearing. Their "prevention" method of attachment parenting is the key, so that you don't have... Read morePublished on July 29 2003 by SubversiveMama
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