Stress-Free Discipline

Simple Strategies for Handling Common Behavior Problems

 Stress-Free Discipline

Authors: Sara Au, Peter L. Stavinoha
Pub Date: April 2015
Print Edition: $14.95
Print ISBN: 9780814449097
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814449103

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Every parent struggles with a child’s behavior at some point, frustrated in figuring out what to do. Advice is everywhere, but little of it helps you to deal with your child at that moment.

From bedtime battles to bad attitudes, Stress-Free Discipline allows you to pick the best strategy for specific situations with specific kids, based on their age, temperament, and issue. Role modeling, communication, ignoring, positive reinforcement, negative consequences, and more will expand your discipline toolkit and help you to nip challenging behaviors in the bud.

The book also ties all the pieces of the discipline puzzle together, shedding light on why kids do what they do, how stress triggers problems, how to encourage self-control and nurture resilience, what’s normal behavior, and when to seek help, and more. Whether you’re facing an explosive toddler or a child who talks back, Stress-Free Discipline helps you respond calmly and confidently, and create a more peaceful home.

Advance Praise for Stress-Free Discipline:

“Limits and boundaries are two words every parent needs to have in their vocabulary. Stress-Free Discipline guides parents through many discipline dilemmas and provides clear and valuable ways to deal with them. No matter what age or phase your child is in, this book is a must-have on your parenting bookshelf.” — Dr. Sue Hubbard, pediatrician and medical editor of The Kid’s Doctor Media

Stress-Free Discipline helps parents understand the factors that shape the behavior of each individual child, recognize what is normal to expect in child behavior, and shape that behavior.” — Christopher P. Wiebusch, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Pediatric Neuropsychology and Treatment Associates

Peter L. Stavinoha, Ph.D., is a dad and directs the pediatric neuropsychology service at the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, and is also a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Sara Au is a mom and a journalist specializing in parenting and health issues.

Together, they are the authors of Stress-Free Potty Training.

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