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The Parent's Little Book of Lists: DOs and DON'Ts of Effective Parenting [Paperback]

By Jane Bluestein (Author)
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This handy reference contains practical, kid-tested ideas to help parents deal with everything from monsters in the closet to unsolicited criticism of parenting abilities. The result of countless interviews, polls, and conversations with parents and parenting experts, the book is not filled with theory, but rather good, solid, usable advice and suggestions that can make a difference.

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Renowned author Jane Bluestein, Ph.D., has created this original parenting resource from her own vast experience and from the perspectives of dozens of parents and parenting experts. The Parent's Little Book of Lists is no primer on theory, but rather a down-to-earth blend of proven methods, tested tips and techniques, and a good dose of common sense. This book presents clear, practical advice on a wide array of topics: from combating monsters in the closet and honoring imaginary friends, to building character and school success, solving problems independently, and dealing with children's vulnerability to drugs, peer pressure and other societal dangers. Dr. Bluestein employs an engaging, easy-to-read style that will help you maintain your balance and sense of humor, even in the midst of the most trying and turbulent situations.

This book will teach you the skills to cultivate the nurturing, supportive and eternal source of parental love from which successful, confident, happy and mature adults can grow. Whether you're just starting out as a parent or at the end of your rope, you'll find hundreds of suggestions that are easily adapted to your specific needs, goals and values. These strategies will minimize conflict and maximize cooperation in a family environment built on mutual love, respect and understanding.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HCI
Pages   336
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.57" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1997
Publisher   Health Communications
ISBN  1558745122  
ISBN13  9781558745124  

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More About Jane Bluestein

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jane Bluestein, Ph.D., is a dynamic and entertaining speaker who has worked with thousands of educators, counselors, health-care professionals, parents and child-care workers. She specializes in programs and resources that provide training and hope for relationship building, effective instruction and guidance, and personal development. A former classroom teacher, crisis-intervention counselor and teacher training program coordinator, Bluestein is the award-winning author of 21st Century Discipline; Being a Successful Teacher; Parents, Teens & Boundaries and Mentors, Masters and Mrs. MacGregor: Stories of Teachers Making a Difference. She heads Instructional Support Services, Inc., a consulting and resource firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit Jane Bluestien online at

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Reviews - What do customers think about The Parent's Little Book of Lists: DOs and DON'Ts of Effective Parenting?

Excellent Book about Effective Parenting  Nov 3, 2001
What I liked about this book is that there is several pages of resources where you can contact authors, consultants, trainers, parent educators and publishers for additional infomation abou their programs, services, or resources. It includes addresses, phone & fax infomation(if they have a fax number). I found the resources & bibliography section helpful because it was clear-cut and it gave references that weren't used as resources in this book but provides good infomation which is related to the topics in the book. Since the author had listed this book in a list format under each heading, there isn't many examples. Overall, I found this to be an excellent book to read.
mostly common sense  Jan 29, 2001
I expected more from this book. It gives do's and don'ts, but most of which we already know. It spends too much time telling the reader how to tell their child that they love them. I quess for a few parents out there this is a difficult task but that's the least of my problems. Overall it seems to give guidelines but no helpful examples. It's like reading a text book for parenting, not a book of real life experiences.
Lists for all types of parenting situations  Oct 18, 2000
If your looking for an easy to read book that covers a wide realm of family issues, this is it. It provides easy to follow lists that focus on positive feedback that will minimize conflict and maximize cooperation in the family.

Here are a few examples of the lists: - 13 ways to model respect - 22 worst things an adult ever said to a child - 8 ways kids rebel - 19 ways to build thinking skills - 15 ways to minimize conflicts on car trips and one of my favorites -- 14 ways to help your child deal with Monsters in the closet.

The book is a very easy read, and you can pick up tips to improve your relationship with the kids...

This Book gives some ideas,that may help you out.  Sep 15, 1999
Just glancing through a few pages of this book gave me a few ideas that could make my life a little easier i think it is well worth the small price.

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