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@95@#8211;from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager@95@#8211;can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline with no loss of dignity. Inside you@95@#8217;ll discover how to@16@@16@@95@#8226; bridge communication gaps@16@@95@#8226; defuse power struggles@16@@95@#8226; avoid the dangers of praise@16@@95@#8226; enforce your message of love@16@@95@#8226; build on strengths, not weaknesses@16@@95@#8226; hold children accountable with their self-respect intact@16@@95@#8226; teach children not what to think but how to think@16@@95@#8226; win cooperation at home and at school@16@@95@#8226; meet the special challenge of teen misbehavior@16@@16@@95@#8220;It is not easy to improve 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 while being kind and firm. If you want to enrich your relationship with your children, this is the book for you.@95@#8221;@16@@95@#8211;Sal Severe, author of@95@#160;How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too!@16@@16@@16@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.@16@@16@@16@@18@From the Trade Paperback edition.@19@
Do you wish there was a way to raise well-behaved children without punishment? Are you afraid the only alternative is being overly indulgent? With Positive Discipline, an encouragement model based on both kindness and firmness, you don’t have to choose between these two extremes. Using these 49 Positive Discipline tools, honed and perfected after years of real-world research and feedback, you’ll be able to work with your children instead of against them. The goal isn’t perfection but providing you with the techniques you need to help your children develop the life and social skills you hope for them, such as respect for self and others, problem-solving ability, and self-regulation. The tenets of Positive Discipline consistently foster mutual respect so that any child--from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager--can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline without losing his or her dignity.
In this new parenting guidebook, you’ll find day-to-day exercises for parents to improve their parenting skills, along with success stories from parents worldwide who have benefited from the Positive Discipline philosophy. With training tools and personal examples from the authors, you will learn:
· The “hidden belief” behind a child’s misbehavior, and how to respond accordingly
· The best way to focus on solutions instead of dwelling on the negative
· How to encourage your child without pampering or praising
· How to teach your child to make mistakes and follow through on agreements
· How to foster creative thinking
From the Trade Paperback edition.
MORE THAN 2 MILLION POSITIVE DISCIPLINE BOOKS SOLD
The Positive Discipline method has proved to be an invaluable resource for teachers who want to foster creative problem-solving within their students, giving them the behavioral skills they need to understand and process what they learn. In Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers, you will learn how to successfully incorporate respectful, solution-oriented approaches to ensure a cooperative and productive classroom. Using tools like "Connection Before Correction," "Four Problem-Solving Steps," and "Focusing on Solutions," teachers will be able to focus on student-centered learning, rather than wasting time trying to control their students' behavior. Each tool is specifically tailored for the modern classroom, with examples and positive solutions to each and every roadblock that stands in the way of cooperative learning.
Complete with the most up-to-date research on classroom management and the effectiveness of the Positive Discipline method, this comprehensive guide also includes helpful teacher stories and testimonials from around the world. You will learn how to:
- Model kind and firm leadership in the classroom
- Keep your students involved and intrinsically motivated
- Improve students’ self-regulation