Raising a Self-Disciplined Child
Help Your Child Become More Responsible, Confident, and Resilient
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|Format:||Paperback, 304 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 09 July 2009|
Learn to raise a self-disciplined child who is confident, independent ...and happy. Raising a Self-Disciplined Child is the groundbreaking book parents have been waiting for--a remarkably positive approach to a style of discipline that builds children up-from the acclaimed authors of Raising Resilient Children. Filled with realistic, practical strategies and sample scenarios, it shows you ways to teach children of any age, from preschool to adolescence, the value of self-control, self-reliance, and self-assurance--the all-important skills that will last a lifetime. Praise for Raising Resilient Children "Practical and clear in its suggestions, direct and supportive in its tone, Raising Resilient Children is the perfect book for parents searching for a caring method to help their children grow into healthy, loving, and mature adults." --William Pollack, Ph.D., author of Real Boys "Brooks and Goldstein help mothers and fathers focus on their child's strengths, not on his or her weaknesses. The result is a happier, more resilient child." --Michael Thompson, Ph.D., author of i>Raising Cain
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Developing Self-Discipline in Our Children Chapter 2: The Mindset for Effective Discipline Chapter 3: Helping Your Child Take Control Chapter 4: Teaching Your Child to Solve Problems Chapter 5: Showing your Child That He or She is Competent Chapter 6: Teaching Your Child How to React to Mistakes Chapter 7: Helping Your Child Cope with Doubts and Disappointments Chapter 8: Responding Constructively When Life Seems Unfair Chapter 9: Encouraging Your Child to Make a Difference Chapter 10: The Lessons and Power of Self-Discipline Index
About the Author
Robert Brooks, Ph.D., is a psychologist onthe faculty at Harvard Medical School. He is an award-winningspeaker, author, and educator. Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., is a psychologiston the faculties of the University of Utah Medical School andGeorge Mason University. Drs. Brooks and Goldstein havecoauthored ten books, including Raising Resilient Children, ThePower of Resilience, and Nurturing Resilience in Our Children.
Resilient people can cope with what life throws their way; parents can help children develop a resilient mindset, an important aspect of which is self-discipline. Brooks and Goldstein (coauthors, Raising Resilient Children) write and speak often about resilience. Here, they advise parents on teaching children self-discipline, an ability to control oneself and understand the effects of actions. Like many parent educators, the authors emphasize that discipline is teaching, not punishing, and is most effective in an environment of empathy and unconditional love. Furthermore, recognizing a child's strengths, or "islands of competence," encourages success and therefore results in better behavior. They illustrate their suggestions with numerous case studies of families they have helped, right down to the details on helpful phrases to use with children in certain situations. Nothing here is groundbreaking (e.g., authoritative parenting works best, children need to learn from mistakes), but the examples of families who achieve success could reassure frustrated parents. Recommended for larger parenting collections.-Janet Clapp, Athens-Clarke Cty. Lib., GA Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Brooks and Goldstein (Raising Resilient Children) note that a key component of resiliency is self-discipline. It's so essential, in fact, that the authors devote their new text entirely to fostering its development in children. They begin by pointing out that discipline is a teaching process. A disciplinarian, they state, is not a parent who punishes or intimidates, and the goal is not to produce compliant, obedient kids. Rather, the objective is to keep children safe, help them learn self-discipline and become responsible for their own actions and choices. The authors reveal that spanking and other authoritarian methods work against this process. As an alternative, they offer a number of approaches parents can take to instill self-discipline and help children appropriately control their own lives, such as offering choices, letting kids come up with solutions and giving positive feedback. The authors employ a series of detailed case studies to illustrate (regrettably, these are tediously heavy-handed and needlessly drawn out). Still, the book provides practical tools for creating healthier families and self-disciplined kids. Parents who are weary of nagging and threatening will no doubt welcome the authors' tried and true tactics. (Sept.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
|Publisher: ||McGraw-Hill Contemporary|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.41 kg)|