Discipline without Tears: How to Reduce Conflict & Establish Cooperation in the Classroom
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Discipline without Tears: How to Reduce Conflict & Establish Cooperation in the Classroom

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Sound, sensible discipline advice for parents and teachers No child misbehaves without a purpose. This invaluable guide explains in simple language why young children misbehave. It describes in detail how the sensitivity of the parent or teacher can be used to detect, diagnose, and correct typical at-home and classroom behavior problems. These proven methods are neither au...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by John Wiley & Sons (first published 1990)
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Mainly relevant for elementary-age children, but can help explain the behaviors of older students as well.

This is a very, very, very strange book. It has good ideas for understanding children's behavior and responding appropriately in a way that fosters growth. It's the STYLE that bemuses me. There's a sort of formal, Germanic tone that on one hand believes in the inherent dignity of all human beings, and on the other hand clucks its tongue and seems kind of sorry that corporal punishment was ev...more
Has a good explanation of why children misbehave and some practical ways to correct this behavior. Not sure I agree 100% with what he says, but I enjoyed a lot of it.
Kevin Morais
I knew Pearl as one of my closest friends. I miss her and our discussions, many about this book. If you have any questions I may be able to answer you.
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