Magazine article Work & Family Life

A Survival Guide to Life with Children from 2 to 7

Magazine article Work & Family Life

A Survival Guide to Life with Children from 2 to 7

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A survival guide to life with children from 2 to 7

This wonderful new book is a follow-up to the mega bestseller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, but the focus now is on little kids-children from ages 2 to 7.

Written by Joanna Faber, a daughter of one of the original authors, along with Julie King, another parenting expert, the book is divided into two parts. The first describes the basic equipment that you'll need in your "toolbox," as the authors phrase it. For example:

u Tools for resolving conflict... replacing punishment with more peaceful effective solutions.

u Tools for engaging cooperation.. .getting kids to do what they have to do.

u Tools for handling emotions. when children don't feel right, they can't behave right (see front page story).

u Tools for praise and appreciation... ways to praise that will help not hinder.

u Tools for children who are "differently wired".. .modifictions for kids with autism and sensory issues.

The second part addresses specifc challenges the authors have found to be the most common themes of early childhood: Eat, get dressed, get out of the house, stop hitting, brush your teeth and go to sleep. …

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