Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen

Subtitled “The classic guide to helping children develop self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, and problem-solving skills”, this book discusses how to offer positive discipline; focusing on solutions while being kind and firm, where the key is not punishment, but mutual respect.

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Nelsen coaches parents and teachers to be both firm and kind, so that any child from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline with no loss of dignity. This book covers how to:

  • bridge communication gaps
  • defuse power struggles
  • avoid the dangers of praise
  • enforce your message of love
  • build on strengths, not weaknesses
  • hold children accountable with their self-respect intact
  • teach children not what to think but how to think
  • win cooperation at home and at school
  • meet the special challenge of teen misbehaviour.

Publisher: Ballantine Books Inc.; Revised ed. edition (30 May 2006). ISBN 0345487672

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