- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Harmony; Revised, Updated edition (July 22, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0609809881
- ISBN-13: 978-0609809884
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 208 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relationships with their children. Written by renowned psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott, this revolutionary book offered a straightforward prescription for empathetic yet disciplined child rearing and introduced new communication techniques that would change the way parents spoke with, and listened to, their children. Dr. Ginott's innovative approach to parenting has influenced an entire generation of experts in the field, and now his methods can work for you, too.
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. HAIM GINOTT was a renowned clinical psychologist and child therapist. His work, which focused on communication, changed the way adults relate to children.
DR. ALICE GINOTT was a clinical psychologist who conducted workshops with parents and teachers and lectured widely on parent-child relationships. She was a recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award.
DR. H. WALLACE GODDARD was 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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My children are now in their 50s, My late wife and I met Haim Ginott, at meeting of YPO in which he was presenter Our youngest - who is now quite famous, as a former FCC Commissioner called us in tears, His beloved hamster died while we were at that meeting in Hawaii. Telling Haim about our call, while we were having dinner with him, He gave us a view that never would have occurred to us. "Don't replace the hamster, soon or perhaps ever, he must not assume that love is immediately replaceable."
We obviously bought the book as soon as it was published, and used it very! very often, An incredible guide for any parent. I was delighted to find that it is still in print.
As time progressed, we bought his book “Between Parent and Teenager,” which became our source of answers to questions during that trying journey.
SD State Senator (ret) Stanford Adelstein
"Oooh, are you borrowing this book gain?"
"Good. You're always so much nicer to me after you've read it."
I don't know that parents must always be nice to their children but I do know that this book obviously had a positive effect on my relationship between myself and my mother. As a five or six year old, I experienced the benefits of Ginott's guidance and I appreciated it.
When I became a parent, I sought out this book and I read it more than once because I knew it had touched a positive note in my own heart as a child and I wanted that same experience to be a part of my children's lives.
Now I am buying the book for my son in anticipation of his being as wonderful a father as I have tried to raise him to be. I wish I had applied Ginott's teachings more fully but I was/am highly flawed as a parent. Still, with this book in hand, I had a foundation that made me a better parent than I might have been otherwise and I am thrilled this book is still available to be shared with future generations of parents.
I purchased this book and it has been wonderful. I can't put it down, i read it constantly at every challenge. I have totally stopped yelling, scolding, and time outs. I used to go to sleep every night feeling ashamed and defeated, now I feel like I am a great mom! My son is so much happier, it is unbelievable. Everyone should own this book.
An example lesson from this book is to be succinct. I used to give big explanations. I thought I was teaching and molding him. He would just roll his eyes (ending in a time out). Now I use just one sentence or maybe just a look "Playing ball is for outside" not " throwing balls inside is dangerous! It could break glass! Or hit your sister..."
This important little book was used as our textbook collection while I was getting my Masters in Special Ed. at South Texas State. It was and is an essential book for any parent, even those who have normal, healthy and happy children. It is even more useful for anyone dealing with children on a daily basis: parent, caregivers or teachers.
I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to have a handbook on dealing with children in a respectful succesful way. I was a public school teacher for 17 yrs. and went on to mentor others and homeschool my own children through High School.
This is a small, easily read book with clear options for anyone who wants a way to deal with children in an effective, non violent, respectful and endearing way. It saved me and my husband many difficulties and helped us to treat our kids with love and respect, while teaching them appropriate behavior. It taught us how to keep a united front, which is essential in dealing successfully with children. This book assists in showing parents how to do things together that show love and respect for themselves as well as their entire family.
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