Positive Discipline for Preschoolers: For Their Early Years - Raising Children Who Are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful (Revised 2nd Ed)
Completely updated to report the latest research in child development and learning, Positive Discipline for Preschoolers will teach you how to use methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful.
Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, there will be moments fil...more
- Children have four basic needs: 1) a sense of belonging and significance, 2) perceptions of capability, 3) personal power and autonomy, 4) social and life skills. pg. 9
- Let children calm down and catch their breath before trying to solve a problem. "Children do better when they feel better." pg. 21
- "Mistakes are opportunities to learn" for both children and adults. pg. 36
- "If you want your child to be truthful, you must be willing to listen, to ...more
What I still find myself wondering about at the end is how to encourage a 3-year old to "solve her own problems with ...more
What I liked:
This book inspired me more than ever to view my children as little human beings with genuine feelings. So many times, we get caught up in trying to establish authority and we think we can just treat them however we want in order to accomplish that. We migh ...more
However, I didn't agree that time-out is not appropriate until age 3 and that all battles can be prevented through discussions and rule-setting. Some tantrums are inevitable and hurtin ...more
Other than that, I liked the behavior problems that were covered and specific ways to address them. The narratives about age-appropriate expectations and reasons a child might display that behavior gave me a way to re-frame some th ...more
By teaching a system that you can apply to any situation, where you treat your children kindly but firmly, Jane Nelson armed me with confidence that left me always knowing what to do rather than wanting to run back and reference a parenting book for specific situations.
I'd recommend this to absolutely any parent or te ...more
The key ideas of logical consequences are good, but the idea of "time-out" as used in this book is laughable as some others have noted. They also don't work when you have lots of kids!
In general there are some good tips here, but some ideas are definitely off the mark. I suggest taking this book with a grain of salt.
She is the author and/or coauthor of the Positive Discipline Series.