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Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation Paperback – Dec 24 2001
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Learn how to stop policing and pleading and become the parent you want to be.
You love your children, but if you're like most parents, you don't always love their behavior. But how can you guide them without resorting to less-than-optimal behavior yourself? Dr. Becky Bailey's unusual and powerful approach to parenting has made thousands of families happier and healthier.
Focusing on self-control and confidence-building for both parent and child, Dr. Bailey teaches a series of linked skills to help families move from turmoil to tranquility:
7 Powers for Self-Control to help parents model the behavior they want their kids to follow. These lead to:
7 Basic Discipline Skills to help children manage sticky situations at home and a t school, which will help your children develop:
7 Values for Living, such as integrity, respect, compassion, responsibility, and more.
Dr. Bailey integrates these principles in a seven-week program that gets families off to a good start, offering plenty of real-life anecdotes that illustrate her methods at work. With this inspiring and practical book in hand, you'll find new ways of understanding and improving children's behavior, as well as your own.
About the Author
Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D., specializes in early childhood education and developmental psychology. Her lectures reach more than 20,000 people annually, and her awards include a Parents' Choice Foundation commendation for three of her parenting audiotapes. She has appeared on CNN, PBS, and The Hour of Power with Dr. Robert Schuller, among other programs. She lives in Oviedo, Florida.
- Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (Dec 24 2001)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0060007753
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060007751
- Item weight : 227 g
- Dimensions : 13.49 x 1.24 x 20.32 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #37,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you are a sensitive parent (as I am), this is the book for you! If you are one of those parents who deep down feel that time-outs and punishments (and also rewards) do no good and are instead emotionally harmful but you had no other alternatives to try, then get this book. By following its advice you will understand that the problem originates with you -- how you react to your child when conflicts occur. The basic premise is that a child who misbehaves is not inherently bad but instead, does not know the appropriate behavior for the situation. If you use conflict as a teaching experience and also model appropriate behavior yourself during the conflict, then conflicts will gradually lessen as the child learns appropriate behavior in a non-threatening environment. An example the author gives is that of a employee who fills out a form incorrectly and the supervisor reprimands the employee and sends him to the employee lounge for an hour. The next day he is asked to fill out the same form -- of course he will get it wrong again.
This is a readable, contemporary book packed with sound advice. Well worth the money to have your children love and trust you when they grow older, not hate you as they will after a lifetime of time out and punishments. My daughter and I thank you, (author) Becky Baily Ph.d, for your wonderful book.
But we're already closer than Klingons!
Okay, I hear you. But imagine if you could learn some very simple dialogue and fresh ideas that, with patience and practice, could make the difference between a full-blown tantrum and a tame teaching experience?
The author emphasizes respectful, loving guidance for children and encourages parents to examine themselves as role models in more ways than one. Her book filled me with new insights into the ways that I treat myself which are reflected onto my child and stamped onto his own self-esteem. Becky Bailey has a very gentle and positive style that really encouraged me to reassess and improve not just my parenting skills but my communication techniques in all relationships.
The gentle book is ripe with positive parenting advice that your heart will totally agree with. Even if you don't have the time or inclination to read cover to cover, you can still gain much wisdom from flipping to any random chapter.
I know I must sound like Becky Bailey's PR person, but I promise I'm not! I am just a pooped Mom who stumbled upon this marvelous material. I gratefully absorbed this wonderful book and all it has to offer, and know I will reference it for positive reinforcement in the years to come. I recommend this book to everyone I know! The loving, gentle and respectful style is in perfect accord with my attachment parenting philosophy, and the fresh ideas were exactly what I needed to refine and improve my skills as my son turned the "toddler corner". A must-have for any attuned parent, grandparent or caregiver.
Top reviews from other countries
I would highly recommend this book for all!
You can’t open a page without finding something really useful.
There’s a lot of parenting books out there but this one, along with the Science of Parenting, are the best I’ve read for understanding how your child thinks.
Covers what you need to know, concatrate on and actually do!