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Easy To Love, Difficult To Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills For Turning Conflict by [Rebecca Anne  Bailey]

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A developmental psychology specialist and early childhood education expert, Bailey contends that the difficult but rewarding task of guiding children's behavior starts only when parents are able to discipline themselves and become models of self-control. By following the author's "7 Powers for Self-Control" (attention, love, acceptance, perception, intention, free will and unity), the parent will then be equipped to use the "7 Basic Discipline Skills" (including choices, encouragement and consequences). Bailey dismisses the familiar fear-inspired approach to discipline many grew up with (including threats and punishment), claiming that it inevitably leads children to make biologically driven choices and may even effect the brain due to the high levels of stress hormones released. Also rejecting the permissive parenting style now popular that favors "reasoning" (which, according to the author, imbues children with a victim mentality), Bailey instead promotes instilling an awareness of misbehavior through communication. Though some may be put off by the gimmicky overuse of slogans and buzz words, Bailey's underlying message is positive and hopeful, supported with humorous anecdotes and helpful solutions to even chronic discipline problems. (Feb.)
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Frustrated because your kid won't get in her car seat? Grumpy ever since your son decided that cleaning his room was optional? Ever feel bad after screaming at your kids for these and other things? Moans. Groans. Alas, parenting is no picnic. Bailey (There's Gotta Be a Better Way) acknowledges this and, in this insightful manual, suggests a disciplinary framework called "loving guidance." Loving guidance begins when parents learn seven "powers of self-control," which include acceptance and intention. Next, parents exercise seven basic discipline skills, such as empathy and maintaining composure. The goal is to teach kids the seven "values for living," including respect, compassion, and responsibility. Numerous, often funny lessons akin to those in Mark L. Brenner's When "No" Gets You Nowhere (Prima, 1997) help parents apply the concepts to daily life. Recommended for public libraries.
-Douglas C. Lord, Hartford P.L., CT
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000W938YY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (Oct. 13 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 347 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 306 pages
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Dr. Becky Bailey is an award-winning author, renowned educator and internationally recognized expert in education and developmental psychology. She is the creator of Conscious Discipline, training 3.5+ million adults in 73+ countries and 22+ languages. Over 2.5 million of Dr. Bailey's top-selling books are in circulation. Conscious Discipline facilitates an intentional shift in adults’ understanding of behavior via the Conscious Discipline Brain State Model. It then provides evidence-based, trauma-informed strategies for responding to children’s needs. Learn more! www.ConsciousDiscipline.com Twitter: @ConsciousD www.Facebook.com/ConsciousDiscipline www.Instagram.com/ConsciousDiscipline

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