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Tired of Nagging? 30 Days to Positive Parenting

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ISBN-10: 0553379151

ISBN-13: 9780553379150

Edition: N/A

Authors: Virginia K. Stowe, Andrea Thompson

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What do parents do when the child they adore won't listen? They end up nagging, issuing orders, shouting, and sometimes even spanking. But there is a better way, and Virginia K. Stowe, a parent-child educator for more than twenty-five years, shows how to minimize friction and fighting within the household in order to maximize the pleasures of family life. Tired of Nagging? provides thirty easy-to-use tools for solving everyday conflicts, scenarios of commonplace power struggles and illustrations of the tools in action, plus an "ages and stages" guide to a child's capabilities and needs. The readable, practical advice promotes a loving, yet firm approach, one that emphasizes working with…    
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List price: $15.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Tired of Nagging?: An Introductionp. 1
Behavioral Ages and Stages: A very short course in what's going on with your child, from infancy to age 5p. 6
6 months to 1 yearp. 8
1 year to 18 monthsp. 9
18 months to 2 yearsp. 10
2 to 3 yearsp. 12
3 to 3 1/2 yearsp. 13
3 1/2 to 4 yearsp. 15
4 to 5 yearsp. 16
The 30 Parenting Toolsp. 18
Assume your child wants to cooperatep. 19
Each day, spend 20 minutes of uninterrupted time with your childp. 21
Provide plenty of outside timep. 22
Give your child the power to make her own choicesp. 24
Let your child know you've noticed his good, kind behaviorp. 26
Offer substitutionsp. 27
Provide transitions to ease your child through moments of changep. 29
Praise your child with descriptive wordsp. 31
Change "no" to "yes."p. 33
Empathize; put yourself in your child's shoesp. 35
Wait until the emotions (yours and hers) have settled before you try to correct behaviorp. 36
Give your child hopep. 38
Sometimes insist, sometimes negotiate ... and know when to do whichp. 39
Ask your child what she thinks should be done to correct a behavior problemp. 41
Grab your child, if you must--and sometimes you must--but don't slapp. 43
Give reasonable consequences for misbehaviorp. 45
Let your child know his behavior has an impact on you or othersp. 47
Let your child know what to expectp. 48
Give your child words to usep. 50
Be your child's play date supervisorp. 52
When you can, appoint a neutral bad guyp. 54
Set up success storiesp. 55
Let your child save facep. 57
Learn to spot your own "I'm about to lose it" trigger pointsp. 58
Model polite behaviorp. 60
To defuse a problem instantly, backtrackp. 62
When your child is going through an impossible-to-live-with stage, find help!p. 63
Use a little humor, drama, or exaggeration to make a pointp. 65
Plan joint approaches with your spousep. 65
Remember that tomorrow is another dayp. 68
The Tools in Action, by Ages and Stages: How to prevent, correct, and encourage ... and what to do next when what you're doing isn't workingp. 70
When your 6-month- to 1-year-old ...
Grabs dangerous or fragile objectsp. 73
Mouths everything he holdsp. 75
Spits or throws foodp. 76
Makes loud noises or repetitive soundsp. 77
Demands a new activity every 10 minutesp. 78
Gets clingyp. 81
When your 1-year- to 18-month-old ...
Hates the strollerp. 83
Wants to touch or grab all new or fascinating objectsp. 85
Runs away in open spacesp. 87
Tries to climb whenever possiblep. 88
Bites, hits, or pushesp. 90
When your 18-month- to 2-year-old ...
Hits or pushesp. 92
Shakes loose of your hand outdoors and runs offp. 95
Gets upset when he can't practice new thingsp. 97
Won't let other children play with her thingsp. 98
Repeats activities he's been told not to dop. 100
Has a temper tantrump. 102
Throws thingsp. 103
When your 2- to 3-year-old ...
Bites, hits, or pushesp. 106
Whinesp. 109
Says "no" to everything, even to activities and foods she likesp. 112
Won't let go of an object or activityp. 114
Throws a temper tantrump. 116
Wants to explore everything and run, climb, and jumpp. 118
Puts up a fight about bedtimep. 121
Dislikes being hurriedp. 124
Is reluctant to give up the pacifier or bottlep. 126
Doesn't want help getting dressedp. 128
Doesn't want to share a favorite toyp. 130
Won't sit still at the tablep. 132
Won't eat the dinner servedp. 134
Loses interest in toilet trainingp. 136
When your 3- to 4-year-old ...
Resists leaving a play datep. 139
Dawdlesp. 141
Dislikes routinesp. 143
Excludes or is excluded by other children at playp. 146
Has fearsp. 149
Goes wild in the carp. 151
Gets overexcitedp. 153
Wants everything he seesp. 155
Won't get dressedp. 158
Won't pick up toysp. 159
Has trouble sharingp. 163
Gets into sibling fightsp. 165
Wants to play doctorp. 169
Makes embarrassing observations about grown-ups she seesp. 172
Interrupts your talk with another adultp. 173
When your 4- to 5-year-old ...
Resists your request to help outp. 175
Likes superheroes and all-powerful talkp. 177
Wants to win at games all the timep. 179
Is disrespectful to propertyp. 182
Acts unruly in a public placep. 184
Expresses criticism of adults with rudeness or threatsp. 186
Says "I hate you!" or "You're so stupid!"p. 189
Likes toilet talk and swearingp. 191
Acts bossy or ignores youp. 194
Keeping Up the Progress: Good ways to maintain positive parentingp. 196
Notesp. 200
Suggested Readingp. 202
Indexp. 206
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