Item description for On Becoming Preschool Wise: Optimizing Educational Outcomes What Preschoolers Need to Learn (On Becoming. . .) by Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam...
Overview The millions of parents who have already trained their babies with Ezzo's "On Becoming Babywise" will now get rare and helpful insights into the raising of their preschooler. Ezzo offers an exclusive look into the most sensitive and ordinary techniques that he has used which parents have found effective.
Publishers Description Preschoolers are just fun. They know enough about life to enjoy it with enthusiasm and gusto, but not enough to survive very long without supervision. They are independent, but would never want to be left home alone. They live on praise and encouragement, but a single stern look can bring them to tears. They can be shy and timid one moment, yet confidently insist, "I can do it " the next. They possess a ferocious appetite for play and order their lives according to the single principle that nothing is too difficult "for me." Play is their world and their tutor, taking them to the land of discovery that only ceases each night when they close their eyes in peaceful slumber.
Above all else, a preschooler is a learner. His amazing powers of reasoning and discrimination are awakened through a world of play and imagination. Through home relationships, he learns about security, trust, and comfort; through friends he learns to measure himself against a world of peers;
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Studio: Parent Wise Solutions
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.27" Width: 5.27" Height: 0.64" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2004
Publisher Parent Wise Solutions
Series On Becoming...
ISBN 0971453284 ISBN13 9780971453289
Availability 0 units.
More About Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam
Ezzo is a graduate of Talbot Seminary and School of Theology and is executive director of Growing Families International.
Gary Ezzo currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about On Becoming Preschool Wise: Optimizing Educational Outcomes What Preschoolers Need to Learn (On Becoming. . .)?
Another Babywise Book Nov 17, 2007
I enjoyed this book as I have the previous Babywise books. It makes a lot of good points but in my personal opinion it is a little crazy on the structure.
Wonderful parenting methods! May 14, 2007
The Ezzo parenting style is wonderful! It helps plan a child's path with love and understanding as well as with disciplne and enforcement - something that is so rare anymore, but essential and vital to raising responsible children!
Great Series!! Nov 5, 2006
The On Becoming Baby Wise series is fantastic. I would recommend them to parents and parents to be. They helped tremendously with our toddler's sleeping habits. We have been following the parent directed feeding method with our newborn and I can see the benefits in just her first four months of life. I want to buy these books for everyone I know who is a parent. I can't thank my neighbors who bought these books for us enough.
LIFE SAVER for 1st Time Mother Aug 7, 2006
I started reading this book when my son was 10 weeks.At that time, he was waking up every four hours to eat, he cried anywhere from 1 to 4 hours a day for unknown reasons, and I was exhausted. Two days after I put him on a schedule suggested in this book, he started sleeping the entire night and no more unexplained crying. As a matter of fact, family and friends comment on his happy nature. Because I am a first time mother, I didn't know how many hours he should be sleeping or awake. Before reading this book, I didn't realize that he was exhausted and this was the reason for the crying. Once he started napping about 5 to 6 hours during the day, then he began sleeping all night. Sleep begets sleep!
Good Old Fashioned Advice for the 21st Century Aug 5, 2006
On Becoming Preschool Wise is a guide for teaching preschoolers moral values, good manners, and good behavior. It is a collaborative effort of not only Mr. Ezzo and Dr. Bucknam, but also of several other educational consultants.
One thing that stands out in this book is the need to limit a child's choices. Too many choices can be overwhelming for a child. Parents who give their children this kind of freedom need to regain control. Doing so will mean that the child will be more secure and happier.
The other thing that is emphasized is the need for structure in a preschooler's day. This means not only scheduling mealtimes, naptimes, and bedtimes, but also "roomtime," "free playtime," "structured playtime," "structured playtime with siblings," "playtime with mommy," etc. It may take a little extra effort on the parent's part to do this, but it will be worth it, according to contributor, Carla Link. Children will know exactly what is expected and be better-behaved.
Other topics covered include play and toys for preschoolers, "laws of correction" for preschoolers, and kindergarten readiness. One of the most useful chapters was the one entitled, "Odds and Ends and helpful Tools." This chapter contained helpful hints on how to quiet a high energy child who's about to lose control, how to get a child to move a little faster when there are places to go and things to do, and how to eliminate whining. There are also ideas for chore cards and "positive action" charts.
I felt that this book had a lot of good advise for encouraging good behavior and developing good character in preschoolers. Some parents may find it difficult to follow the scheduling examples used in the book. Others who are proponents of giving children a lot of choices may find some of the ideas old fashioned. My only real complaint with the book was that there were a lot of references to previous books in the series. This made me feel that I missed something, and that I had some "catching up" to do. That aside, I would say that this book is certainly worth reading.