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The Discipline Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Better-Behaved Child : For Birth to Age Ten

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    Martha Sears(Author)

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A guide by two pediatricians discusses self-esteem, spanking, divorce, single parenting, travel, and baby-sitting, and offers advice on how to prevent, as well as stop, problem behavior

From the bestselling authors of The Baby Book and The Birth Book comes The Discipline Book, the definitive guide to raising happy, well-adjusted, well-behaved children. Seasoned parents of eight, Bill and Martha Sears draw on personal experience and their professional knowledge as childcare experts to provide an authoritative approach to a broad range of disciplinary issues and practices. With a focus on preventing behavior problems as well as managing them when they arise, the Searses offer clear, practical advice on everything parents need to know about disciplining young children. Believing that discipline starts at birth, the Searses discuss baby discipline, disciplining the toddler, mother-father roles in modern parenting, saying no, self-esteem as the foundation of good behavior, helping a child to express feelings, the constructive use of anger, good nutrition for good behavior, and sleep discipline. On handling problem behavior, the Searses cover sibling rivalry, spanking and alternatives to spanking, breaking annoying habits, and eliminating bothersome behaviors like whining and talking back. The Searses strongly advocate teaching children values like apologizing and sharing, and explain how to deal with such issues as lying, stealing, and cheating. In addition, the Searses address building healthy sexuality and discipline in special situations such as after divorce and in the single-parent household. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 316 pages
  • Martha Sears(Author)
  • Little Brown & Co; 1st edition (February 1, 1995)
  • English
  • 4
  • Parenting & Relationships

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  • By B. Porter on November 23, 2010

    This book teaches you how to raise completely dependent children who have no control over themselves and know how to manipulate their parents!! It is written by a man who had no father growing up and didn't even know his first 3 children because he worked so much. True story, it's in the book.If you are looking for a practical book on parenting and child discipline, try To Train Up A Child by Michael and Debi Pearl. It is short and to the point so even very busy parents have time to read it and put it into practice. I have 3 boys 5,3 and 2 and I started seeing wonderful results in just a few days!! I guarantee it will change your family's life.

  • By Natalie Richards on November 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.

  • By Roberta De Jong on January 17, 2006

    I have a very strong willed daughter who I co-slept with, nursed until 14 months of age, wore in a sling when very young and needed contact with me a lot, and stay home with. Dr Sears implies that this will cause you to have a naturally well behaved child. Not so. I found this book very un-helpful in trying to get ideas on methods for dicipline. Dr Sears must have naturally well behaved children -- how lucky for him. He seems to believe that it is ok for a child to tell you he "hates" you because he is expressing his anger. How disrespectful!!! If I had "expressed my anger" in such a way as a child my mother would have sat on me (not really, but she would have grounded me for sure). He suggests using pillows, couches, etc. for children to hit while angry instead of a person. I thought that was sort of strange. To me that's encouraging tantrums. Isn't the point to try to avoid them? His aproach is very "lovey" and "nice", which simply DOES NOT WORK with a strong willed child! I disagreed with half of this book, but I really tried to get what I could from it. However, once I got to the part where he encourages using counting to get a child to behave (AGGGHHH!!! my pet peeve!!), I tossed the book right into the used bookstore bag!! I have yet to meet a child who is not a total monster whose parent uses counting. If you have very very mild children, this book might be worth a read. If you have a tyrant on your hands, don't bother.

  • By Lady doc on December 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.

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