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Between Parent and Child: Revised and Updated: The Bestselling Classic That Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication Paperback – July 22, 2003
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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.
Top customer reviews
The examples, though amusing to read and see things from a hypothetical kid's perspective, are always concluded abruptly and don't appear all that realistic. For example, if a child is very crabby due to hunger but refuses to eat and continues being very disruptive, your "sympathizing and acknowledging" that behavior is not going to change it. Getting food down his/her throat on the other hand, instantly changes the "snickers" diva.
The book is easy to read and aspires the reader to become a better parent/person.
You will learn the damaging effects of "punishment" administered to a child to correct unwanted behaviors. Instead, you will be instructed on how to effectively change unwanted behaviors through respectful communication and regard for your child's feelings. Using the methods outlined in this book will ensure your child's self-esteem is kept in tact and your relationship will be one of love and respect.
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..."