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Positive Discipline: The First Three Years, Revised and Updated EditionFrom Infant to Toddler--Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child
By Cheryl Erwin, Jane Nelsen, and Roslyn Ann Duffy

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Positive Discipline: The First Three Years

The First Three YearsPositive Discipline: The First Three Years, Revised and Updated Edition: From Infant to Toddler--Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident
By Cheryl Erwin, Jane Nelsen, and Roslyn Ann Duffy

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The celebrated Positive Discipline brand of parenting books presents the revised and updated third edition of their readable and practical guide to communicating boundaries to very young children and solving early discipline problems to set children up for success.

Over the years millions of parents have used the amazingly effective strategies of Positive Discipline to raise happy, well-behaved, and successful children. Research has shown that the first three years in a child's life are a critical moment in their development, and that behavior patterns instilled during that time can have profound implications for the rest of a child's life. Hundreds of thousands of parents have already used the advice in Positive Discipline: The First Three Years to help set effective boundaries, forge strong foundations for healthy communication, and lay the groundwork for happy and respectful relationships with their young children. Now this classic title has been revised and updated to reflect the latest neuroscientific research and developments in positive discipline parenting techniques.


50 Best Parenting BooksSelected as one of's Top 50 Best Parenting Books of 2011: This book has a good description of classic theory on little kids’ psychological development and the stages they go through as they wrestle with independence from mom and dad. It also shares ideas for working through tough moments without resorting to punishment. And its message is an important one: We can’t expect more from our kids than they are developmentally capable of.

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Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

SomethingFor Their Early Years -- Raising Children Who are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful
By Cheryl Erwin, Jane Nelsen, and Roslyn Ann Duffy.

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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 filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won’t my three-year-old listen to me? Should I ever spank my preschooler when she is disobedient? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series and its commonsense approach to child-rearing.

This revised and updated third edition includes information from the latest research on neurobiology, diet and exercise, gender differences and behavior, the importance of early relationships and parenting, and new approaches to parenting in the age of mass media. In addition, this book offers new information on reducing anxiety and helping children feel safe in troubled times.

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Positive Discipline for Single Parents

Single ParentsNurturing, Cooperation, Respect and Joy in Your Single-Parent Family
By Cheryl Erwin, Jane Nelsen, and Carol Delzer


As a single parent in our complex world, you face the challenge of doing alone a job that was meant for two people. In addition, self-doubt and guilt may dampen the joy you experience raising your child. What do you do?

In this completely revised and updated edition you'll learn how to succeed as a single parent in the most important job of your life: raising a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful.

Inside this reassuring book, you'll discover how to identify potential problems and develop skills to prevent them, budget time each week for family activities, create a respectful co-parenting relationship with your former spouse, use non-punitive methods to help your children make wise decisions about their behavior, and much, much more.

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Positive Discipline for Childcare Providers

Childcare ProvidersA Practical and Effective Plan for Every Preschool and Daycare Program
By Cheryl Erwin and Jane Nelsen

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As a professional childcare provider, you want to create an environment that is inviting and nurturing for children as well as encouraging for your adult staff. You want to find ways to form a partnership with parents in their children's development. Simply put, you want to provide an all-around quality childcare experience at every level. This book is also great for parents who want to take an active role in assuring the best childcare for their children.

Positive Discipline for Childcare Providers offers a thorough, practical program that is easily adaptable to any childcare or preschool situation and setting. Inside are workable solutions to many of today's toughest childcare issues and everything you need to develop an enriching experience for children, parents, and workers alike. You'll learn how to create a setting where children can laugh, learn, and grow, support healthy physical, emotional, and cognitive development in all children, including those with special needs, encourage parents to establish a partnership with you and provide the same kind, firm limits and respectful environment at home, uncover support and learning opportunities for yourself and fellow childcare providers, and much more!

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The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Boys

Raising BoysA complete handbook to develop confidence, promote self-esteem, and improve communication
By Cheryl Erwin.

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Potty training. Violent video games. Dating!
Raising a son is a wonderful adventure--but it can also be a challenge. You worry about your son's self-image, his values, his relationship with them--and with others. You want your son to succeed and grow into a capable young man, but how can you make sure that happens?

This comprehensive guide shows you how to help your son strengthen his self-image and resist peer pressure, identify and exhibit acceptable behaviors, build friendships and relationships, succeed in school and beyond.

With patience, perseverance, and this guide, you can see your son through challenging times and take pride in his successful transition from boy to man.

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Positive Discipline for Your Stepfamily

Your StepfamilyNurturing Harmony, Respect, and Joy in Your New Family
By Cheryl Erwin, H. Stephen Glenn, Jane Nelsen.

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Living in a stepfamily is challenging. But a household where yours and mine must become ours can become a harmonious family unit. It is possible to build a stepfamily that works for all of its members—an environment where both adults and children can feel safe, loved, and free to grow and learn.

Written to address the particular challenges that stepfamilies typically confront, this latest addition to the bestselling Positive Discipline series helps you understand the process of stepfamily living and empowers you to make the right decisions. Inside, you will find real solutions that can make your new family a cohesive and happy unit. You'll discover how to resolve responsibility and role issues, blend rules and traditions, build effective communication between all family members, handle discipline and finances, develop respect and affection among rival children, and much more!

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