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Discipline without Tears: A Reassuring & Practical Guide to Teaching Your Child Positive Behavior

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From early childhood to adolescence, common misbehaviors emerge as a primary concern of both parents and educators. In "Discipline Without Tears," Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs provides a clear, constructive outline of his proven strategies for dealing with a wide range of childhood misbehaviors. Believing that children are social beings who want to belong, Dreikurs stresses encoura ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 30th 1991 by Plume (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
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.
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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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A family friend recently retired from teaching and gave me a selection of her old teaching materials, which included this book and others.
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