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Product Details

  • Paperback: 277 pages
  • Publisher: Boys Town Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781889322414
  • ISBN-13: 978-1889322414
  • ASIN: 1889322415
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #467,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Common Sense Parenting of Toddlers and Preschoolers is a fresh new book about parenting that presents a balanced approach of nurturing and disciplining young children. This book describes parenting techniques in a way that is persuasive, logical, and easy to read, particularly in short chunks. It recommends specific actions that teach parents excellent, effective parenting tools. A primary advantage of this book is that it is directed specifically toward developing respectful parenting skills for young children, helping parents set reasonable expectations based upon their children's ages and developmental levels. It also addresses the ways to help children who may not be developmentally ready for the usual approach. This book also specifically explains why authoritarian, corporal discipline is harmful, which is an explanation missing from many other parenting books. The most powerful message in the book is the tremendous value of spending time with one's children. The book is a tremendous resource for mothers of small children. It teaches excellent parenting skills that will be beneficial well beyond early childhood. --Diana West (Gaithersburg, MD)From "New Beginnings", Vol.20 No.2, March-April 2003, p.62

"Collaboratively written by parenting experts Bridget A. Barnes and Steven M. York, Common Sense Parenting Of Toddlers And Preschoolers is a very practical and "parent friendly" guide to the raising young children. From setting reasonable expectations for young children; to teaching social skills and self-control; to turning daily and weekly routines into family traditions, to handling very practical issues such as toilet training, bedtime, and meals, Common Sense Parenting Of Toddlers And Preschoolers is an expertly written "how to" manual which is very highly recommended for parents and caretakers of children ages 2 through 5." --Midwest Book Review

Help has arrived for frustrated and bewildered parents of toddlers and preschoolers...Within its 277 pages, the authors explain how to set reasonable expectations for children and how to emanate all the nurturing and love to encourage emotional growth within the child. When it comes to developing parental skills that will encourage proper emotional and mental growth, this is the volume that will help. For parents to keep calm and knowledgeable, this book published by Boys Town Press is highly recommended. --MG Paregian, publisher of Directorial Magazine

About the Author

Barnes is the mother of two and stepmother of four children and has been a Common Sense Parenting trainer for 13 years. York is the father of three children and has trained parents and professionals for eight years.

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A very helpful book and well written.
Missy Worm
It's a great book and while we may know the answers, implementing them are easier said than done.
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I felt this is a good book at helping parents deal with issues they are having with their kids.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Mary C. Rochat on April 22, 2003
Format: Paperback
i just had to take the time to write this review to let people know how wonderful this book is. If you don't believe in yelling at or hitting your children, but you can't figure out what else to do, this is the book for you. I have a 4 year old and have been following this book's advice for about 6 months and it works every time. it worked right from the beginning. It made sense to me and fit my style of wanting to "teach" my daughter rather than scold and threaten. It gives you examples and step by step instructiions. It is not a book that you can just "flip through" to get answers to your questions. You have to "read" it all the way through because one section links to the other. But it reads easily and quickly like you are talking to someone who understands. You can read it in a day or two. My copy is highlighted and dog-eared all the way through. I can't say enough about this book. My daughter and I are BOTH happier and better "behaved". I hope the authors have written other books on the next age group and adolescents.
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on March 6, 2003
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Collaboratively written by parenting experts Bridget A. Barnes and Steven M. York, Common Sense Parenting Of Toddlers And Preschoolers is a very practical and "parent friendly" guide to the raising young children. From setting reasonable expectations for young children; to teaching social skills and self-control; to turning daily and weekly routines into family traditions, to handling very practical issues such as toilet training, bedtime, and meals, Common Sense Parenting Of Toddlers And Preschoolers is an expertly written "how to" manual which is very highly recommended for parents and caretakers of children ages 2 through 5.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Judy on November 4, 2006
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This is a great book - my husband and I have put the advice into action and it works! For example. practice with your toddler, prevent bad behavior: my husband took our 2 1/2 year daughter trick or treating. After a few houses he came back and said she wouldn't say thank you to anyone. I got down to her level and we practiced, you knock on the door, say trick or treat, I pretended to give her candy and told her to say thank you. I was very specific but kept it in her terms and it worked!! She told everyone else that night thank you. I wouldn't have bought it if I didn't feel like we needed it, it's really helped. They talk about praise, time out and reminding mom and dad how important it is to stay calm. After all, they're watching everything we do even when we don't think they're even listening.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Missy Worm on April 20, 2006
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A very helpful book and well written. Alot of the points in topics are common sense and when you read them your like well "duh" but you'd be surprised how refreshing it is to have these points acknowledged. I like how the book starts with a little background in child development and offers a better understanding of a child as over the years it is easily forgotten what it is like to be a child and their mind set. I do love the book and like how it is set up where you do have to read through the book to get the whole concept. The only reason I did not give it five stars even though I loved it, the book although says toddlers (which to me is 18mnths-2yrs) it seems like it was more geared to an older child possible 4 yrs and older. I could be wrong but alot of the technique and such have not worked on my almost two year old and neither did the approach. But over all it was an excellent book and would reccommend it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E. Davis on September 18, 2008
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This book is for parents who regularly yell at, threaten, berate, and lose their temper with their children, and are looking for calmer, more reasonable alternatives. Unfortunately, that was not me, so I did not find much useful info in here. It is not for parents who are looking for firmer and stronger discipline strategies to deal with children who are constantly challenging them.

Also, it is quite a stretch to say this book is for preschoolers AND toddlers. It's really just for preschool age, unless your toddler is highly advanced verbaly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Gaile on April 25, 2008
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I felt this is a good book at helping parents deal with issues they are having with their kids. My issues were my 3 & 4 year old would not listen the first time around and i was always repeating myself. Also they use to go to bed without complaints and now they keep coming out or fighting. This book gave us methods to use, which seem to be working. This book help me see things my kids do that push my buttons, and how to stop this. Now i feel more calm even when my kids are losing it. I don't have that 'i am going crazy' feeling very often. I found myself saying "Stop!" or "Don't!" all the time. Now i am calmer and say things like "Let's make a better choice please." My kids seem to like it better, and have a good idea of the rules and consequences. The book help us with more structure without giving a schedule.
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