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Children are people too : a parent's guide to young children's behaviour

Author: Louise Porter; Peter MacMullin
Publisher: Bowden, SA : East Street Publications, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Dr Porter explains why a controlling approach to children's behaviour usually results in more work for parents and long- term problems for children. Dr Porter advocates a guidance approach to raising children, arguing that it will result in their being more confident, considerate, co-operative and independent.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Porter; Peter MacMullin
ISBN: 0975114581 9780975114582
OCLC Number: 224404220
Notes: Previous edition: Lonsdale, SA : Small Poppies, 2001.
Description: 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One. The basics of discipline --
Part Two. Responding to inconsiderate behaviour --
Part Three. Specific behavioural challenges --
Part One. The basics of discipline --
1. Fundamentals of a guidance approach --
Two styles of discipline --
Conclusion --
2. Reasons not to punish or reward --
Effectiveness --
Disadvantages of punishment in general --
Disadvantages of specific punishments --
Disadvantages of rewards in general --
Disadvantages of specific rewards --
Phasing out rewards --
Conclusion --
3. The three R's: rules, rights and responsibilities --
Rules --
Rights --
Children's responsibilities --
Conclusion --
4. Meeting children's needs --
Human needs --
Belonging --
Self-esteem --
Autonomy --
Conclusion --
5. Communicating to solve problems --
Listening --
Assertiveness --
Collaborative problem solving --
Conclusion --
Part Two. Responding to inconsiderate behaviour --
6. Origins of inconsiderate behaviour --
Internal causes --
Reactive behaviours --
The attention-seeking myth --
Responses to the behaviour types --
Conclusion --
7. Everyday responses to behavioural disruptions --
Give positive instructions --
Change the demand --
Avoid escalating confrontations --
Work as a team --
Conclusion --
8. Teaching children emotional self-control --
Explain growing up --
Teach adaptive thinking --
Help children regain emotional control --
Consistency --
Conclusion --
9. Resolving chronic behavioural difficulties --
Check your preventative measures --
Refine present approaches --
Do something different --
Give up --
Warn about relapses --
Conclusion --
10. Discipling in public --
Responding to your own child in public --
Responding to someone else's child --
Conclusion --
Part Three. Specific behavioural challenges --
11. Self-management skills --
Disturbed sleeping patterns --
Eating --
Toilet learning --
Dressing --
Separating from parents --
Reunions --
Fears --
Uncooperativeness --
Stealing --
Homework --
Music practice --
Chores --
Tidying up toys --
Destructiveness --
Conclusion --
12. Social skills --
Shyness --
Sharing --
Isolation --
Refusal to include other child in play --
Aggression --
Biting --
Lack of remorse --
Bullying --
Prejudice and discrimination --
Rough and tumble play --
Super hero play --
Sibling rivalry --
Children's disputes --
Telling tales --
Lost friends --
Succumbing to peer pressure --
Use of manners --
Telling lies --
Expressing anger at parents --
'Answering back' --
Swearing --
Conclusion --
13. Atypical development --
Language skills --
Refusal to talk (selective mutism) --
Articulation errors --
Baby talk --
Asking repeated questions --
Sensory integration difficulties --
The autism spectrum disorders --
The attention-deficit disorders --
Oppositional defiance disrder (ODD) --
Children with disabilities --
Gifted children --
Conclusion --
14. Family issues --
Raising girls and boys --
Grandparents --
Bereavement --
Separation and divorce --
Intermittent parental absence --
Single parenthood --
Repartnered families --
Spouse abuse --
Child abuse --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Louise Porter with cartoons by Peter MacMullin.

Abstract:

Dr Porter explains why a controlling approach to children's behaviour usually results in more work for parents and long- term problems for children. Dr Porter advocates a guidance approach to raising children, arguing that it will result in their being more confident, considerate, co-operative and independent.

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