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The Discipline Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Better-Behaved Child from Birth to Age Ten [Paperback]

By Martha (Author), M.D . William Sears (Author) & Martha Sears (Author)
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Item description for The Discipline Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Better-Behaved Child from Birth to Age Ten by Martha, M.D . William Sears & Martha Sears...

A guide by two pediatricians who have raised eight children together discusses self-esteem, spanking, divorce, single parenting, travel, and baby-sitting, and offers advice on how to prevent, as well as stop, problem behavior. Simultaneous. 40,000 first printing. Tour.

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Everything you need to know about discipline to raise a happy, well-adjusted, well-behaved child-from America's foremost baby and childcare experts Disciplining children means equipping them with the tools to succeed in life. In this unique guide, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, the pediatrics specialists whose books on birth, babies, and parenting have become widely praised bestsellers, explain what you can do to shape your child's behavior so that good conduct comes naturally. With a focus not just on managing behavior problems but also on preventing them, the Searses offer clear, practical advice on a broad range of disciplinary issues, including: * mother's role vs. father's role * developing the connection with your baby that will make discipline easier in years to come * saying no * taming temper tantrums * self-esteem as the foundation of good behavior * helping a child to express feelings * the constructive use of anger * good nutrition for good behavior * sleep and nighttime discipline * sibling rivalry * spanking and alternatives to spanking * how to eliminate bothersome behaviors such as whining and talking back * how to respond when your child lies, cheats, or steals * discipline after divorce and in the single-parent household Drawing on nearly thirty years of the Searses' experience as childcare professionals and as the parents of eight children, The Discipline Book will make you confident in your ability to correct undesirable behavior, to promote good behavior, and to instill the values that will help your child become morally literate.

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Studio: Little, Brown and Company
Pages   328
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 15, 1995
Publisher   Little, Brown and Company
ISBN  0316779032  
ISBN13  9780316779036  

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valuable wisdom from parents of eight  May 12, 2008
Recently a friend with children younger than mine said she could use some parenting advice. So I pulled out some books I had read a few years ago to lend to her. Upon perusing the pages of The Discipline Book I thought, "Gosh, I really need to read this one again!" It offers sound advice on how to set limits with love. Lots of love. Other books are too geared toward "training" children, which I do not care for. Dr. Sears is a medical doctor and Martha Sears, his wife, is a nurse. They have eight children. This combination is a valuable wellspring of information and is derived mostly from personal and hands-on experience. Plus they are just very likable. There is one full-page section on "fighting in front of the children." I have read and been told many times that it is detrimental to fight in front of the children. While I agree in principal, it is very difficult to wait hours or even days before you calmly sit down in private with your partner after the children go to bed and hash out something of burning importance. Dr. Sears puts an emphasis on couples arguing (or "discussing") in a respectful manner, even when kids are around. This is so much more realistic. Besides, when you work out disagreements in a mature fashion if front of the kids, which means with no screaming and no name-calling, etc., you are setting a good example. After all, your kids will have to solve lots of problems in their lives. All of the Sears's books are great, from what to do when they are babies to what to do when they enter the challenging toddler period and beyond.
Wonderful Resource  Feb 17, 2008
I am a big fan of Dr. Sears so I knew this was going to be a great book. I have already tried some of the techniques and I can see that they are quite effective. Dr. Sears approaches discipline with a caring and communicative style. I have even used some of his suggestions with my second grade students! I am so happy to have this book in my parenting library.
Seller resolved issue and refunded money  Feb 9, 2008
Although I did have an issue with this seller and their way of doing business, we communicated and the issue was resolved. I appreciate their willingness to do the right thing.
Big disappointment-not for parents of kids< 3  Dec 18, 2007
Big disappointment...SAVE YOUR MONEY IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GUIDE FOR KIDS > 3 YRS!!! 1/2 the book tries to sell the attachment parenting FOR BABIES BUT TITLE SAYS BIRTH TO 12 (misleading) and very few tips are given for disciplining pre-school & school age kids. We support some principles of attachment parenting but not others (eg...don't believe in mom wearing baby all day, family bed) as we are aware of people who had had BIG problems using these techniques (not mentioned by Sears of course). Full attachment as they describe is impossible for todays professional women (I am a Dr..can't wear my baby to work, thankyou) & his books tend to support highly stereotypical traditional parenting roles anyway. I was hoping to get some good advice for 4-6 yr olds, not "practice attachment parenting in babies and they'll behave later" mentality. The huge chapter critizing spanking was probaly necessary, although I believe very few educated parents support spanking anyway. As a biomedical scientist, I am disappointed by Sears using anadotal observations as scientific evidence to support attachment parenting. As a well-educated medical professional, he should know better.
Deceiving  Nov 26, 2007
I have to say that I discovered Dr. Sears shortly after my 1st son and being a very young mom (19) I thought he was God and all his books were amazingly well written and so I followed everything he told me to do and felt guilty all the time but I thought it's just because I'm young I don't know what I'm doing I just have to try harder. Well my son DID get very attatched to me and he does love and adore me but when my 2nd son was born only 13 months after my 1st (bc isn't 100% effective) it became clear to me that not only was this style of parenting high-demand it was also highly impossible with two kids that close together and now that my son is 16 mos old and throwing temper tantrums every two seconds, it's also highly impracticle. The IDEAS sound good but the whole theory is based on the fact that if you are connected your baby will just "behave" and if they don't it's something you're doing wrong, you need to "distract" and "redirect" and babyproof your house better.It's age appropreate behavior, it's cruel to intervene. And I did babyproof, and distract and redirect, but what do you do when you go to grandma's house who ISN'T babyproofed? Let me tell you there is only so much distracting and redirecting you can do before SOMETHING has got to give. And as far as the age approprate excuse, yes there are some things that are age appropriate and shouldn't be punished but some things DO need correcting. After all speeding and talking back and not listening to parents is technically "age approprate" behavior for teenagers as well, but does that mean we just hand them the keys and tell em to have fun? NO! We let them know what is acceptable and not and set boundries. This book is just not good advice IMHO. Add to that, that daddy's role in discipline (and everything else) is to sit back and be "supportive" and you (mom) end up doing all the work. This book just isn't something that works in the real world and I know I'm going to offend some ppl by saying that but it's just unrealistic and will leave you feeling tired, unfulfilled and with a toddler who screams all day with no real way to control him.

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