Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting

ISBN-10: 0743251164
ISBN-13: 9780743251167
Edition: 2005
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Description: Most parents do a pretty good job of raising kids, says psychologist Laurence Steinberg, but truly effective parenting means not just relying on natural instincts but also on knowing what works and why. In The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting,  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 5/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Most parents do a pretty good job of raising kids, says psychologist Laurence Steinberg, but truly effective parenting means not just relying on natural instincts but also on knowing what works and why. In The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting, Dr. Steinberg distills decades of research into a parenting book that explains the fundamentals of raising happy, healthy children, giving readers an invaluable map to help them navigate parenthood from infancy to adolescence. Dr. Steinberg found that the basic principles for effective parenting are simple and universal, and apply to all parents and children regardless of background. He explains each principle and shows how to put it into action, using anecdotes and examples: from "What You Do Matters" (parents make an enormous difference; children are not simply the product of their genes) to "Establish Rules and Limits" (how to provide structure in your child's life, and how to handle conflicts over rules) and "Help Foster Your Child's Independence" (help your child think through decisions instead of making them for him or her). Concise and authoritative, written with warmth and compassion, The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting is an intelligent guide to raising a happy, healthy child and to becoming a happier, more confident parent in the process.

Being a Better Parent
What You Do Matters
Be a Mindful Parent
Genes Don't Make Parents Irrelevant
Children Learn by Watching
Handling Influences Outside the Family
Learn from Your Mistakes
You Cannot Be Too Loving
Can You Spoil Your Child with Love?
Expressing Physical Affection
Praise Your Child's Accomplishments
Responding to Your Child's Emotional Needs
Providing a Safe Haven
Be Involved in Your Child's Life
Be Involved
What Is Quality Time?
Take an Interest in Your Child's Interests
The Importance of School Involvement
Avoid Intrusive Parenting
Adapt Your Parenting to Fit Your Child
Keep Pace with Your Child's Development
Adjust Your Parenting to Your Child's Temperament
Your Child Is Unique
Have Patience During Developmental Transitions
Your Changing Role as a Parent
Establish Rules and Set Limits
All Children Need Rules and Limits
Be Firm, but Be Fair
The Importance of Monitoring
Handling Conflicts over Rules
Relaxing Limits as Your Child Matures
Help Foster Your Child's Independence
Your Child's Need for Autonomy
Coping with Oppositionalism and Argumentativeness
Give Your Child Psychological Space
Don't Micromanage Your Child's Life
Protect When You Must, but Permit When You Can
Be Consistent
Be Consistent from Day to Day
The Significance of Routines
How Important Is a United Front?
Be Consistent Without Being Rigid
Identify Your Nonnegotiables
Avoid Harsh Discipline
Should Children Be Punished?
Never Use Physical Punishment
Don't Be Verbally Abusive
Controlling Your Anger
The Right Way to Punish
Explain Your Rules and Decisions
Be Clear About What You Expect
Reasoning with Your Child
"Because I Said So"
Hear Your Child's Point of View
Admit Your Mistakes
Treat Your Child with Respect
Getting and Giving Respect
Have Two-Way Conversations
"Don't Talk Back"
Let Your Child Act His Age
Children Treat Others the Way Their Parents Treat Them
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