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Between Parent and Child: The Bestselling Classic That Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication Paperback – July 22, 2003
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In this revised edition, Dr. Alice Ginott, clinical psychologist and wife of the late Haim Ginott, and family relationship specialist Dr. H. Wallace Goddard usher this bestselling classic into the new century while retaining the book's positive message and Haim Ginott's warm, accessible voice. Based on the theory that parenting is a skill that can be learned, this indispensable handbook will show you how to:
- Discipline without threats, bribes, sarcasm, and punishment
- Criticize without demeaning, praise without judging, and express anger without hurting
- Acknowledge rather than argue with children's feelings, perceptions, and opinions
- Respond so that children will learn to trust and develop self-confidence
About the Author
DR. H. WALLACE GODDARD is an associate professor of family life at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension and section chair of Education and Enrichment with the National Council on Family Relations. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book makes logical sense in how not only children, but some adults perceive the world around them. I currently have two year old twin boys and I have incorporated some of Dr. Ginot's recommendations and I am AMAZED at the difference it has made in the response of my boys. For example, if a child is doing something they are not suppossed to, like hitting a glass table with a plastic golf club (this is a true example), instead of just saying "Paul, do not hit the glass table with your golf club," you say, "Paul, we may not hit the table with the golf club but you can hit the ground or your golf ball with the club," the child responds differently because he knows the acceptable as well as the unacceptable, which defines the boundaries for him. In my case, Paul continued to hit the table when I failed to define the boundaries for him but when I relayed the message to him in a way that defined boundaries, he stopped hitting the table (and has not to thie day - 6 weeks later, whereas it was a 2-3 times a week occurance).
I have read at least a dozen other "child raising" books and if I had to narrow it down to one, this would be it...by a long shot!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this book. As a parent of a two year old boy I find it challenging to treat him with respect and not patronize him. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cole in CO
Some good advice, but a bit repetitive. Overall well worth readingPublished 3 months ago by lnoovxa
Glad to be able to retrieve and re-read this valuable book. I've passed on my original copy of "Between Parent and Child" to a young mother who mentioned the almost daily... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jim Ritter
it provides a good insight on how it should be.. problem is that the solutions are way too idealistic in nature. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Larry2015
Straightforward and useful advice. My child's therapist recommended this and I was able to make verbal changes immediately in myself. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer