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Kid Cooperation: How to Stop Yelling, Nagging, and Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate Paperback – April 1, 1996
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“Here is a book we have long been waiting for, and one that we heartily welcome…I envy any parent who has the privelage of reading it and learning from it.”
—From the preface by Louise Bates Ames, PhD., Associate Director, Gesell Institute of Human Development
“Kid Cooperation gives you the tools you need, not only to encourage compliance, but to create a close, loving, and respectful relationship between you and your child.”
—From the foreword by William Sears, M.D., co-author of The Baby Book and The Discipline Book
From the Back Cover
This book is filled with real ideas for real families - practical, purposeful things you can do to improve family life. With the tools and skills presented in Kid Cooperation you can achieve the goal of raising happy, confident, self-disciplined children, and enjoy the process!
"Here is a book we have long been waiting for, and one that we heartily welcome. I envy any parent who has the privilege of reading it and learning from it." (Louise Bates Ames, Ph.D., Gesell Institute of Human Development)
"Kid Cooperation gives you the tools you need, not only to encourage compliance, but to create a close, loving, and respectful relationship between you and your child." (William Sears, M.D. Co-Author of The Baby Book and The Discipline Book)
Top Customer Reviews
Thank goodness for Elizabeth Pantley and her wonderful book Kid Cooperation: How to stop yelling, nagging and pleading and get kids to cooperate! I must admit to being somewhat sceptical when I come across claims such as those in this book title. "If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is", rings in my ears. However, I am DELIGHTED to be able to say that this book not only lives up these claims but MORE.
In Kid Cooperation, Elizabeth Pantley shares parenting skills that are LIFE CHANGING! I do not say that lightly! This book will change your life! The wonderful thing is that the skills outlined are easy to learn and implement, they actually WORK, and probably most importantly in my opinion, they are kind to and respectful of children. Elizabeth's style is very readable, positive and not at all preachy. She allows you to determine areas needing improvement in a way that leaves you feeling both hopeful and positive.
The first chapter comprises a quiz to determine your current discipline style. Are you permissive, democratic, balanced or autocratic? (I erred on the "too democratic" side!) The good news is that, whatever your current style, you CAN find help in this wonderful book.
The remaining chapters contain the gems of wisdom which fulfil the claims on the front cover!Read more ›
If you are planning to have kids, this book is a good read for you too. If you are a parent and tired of yelling and nagging your kids to do what you want them to do or not to do ~~ this book is for you.
Most parenting books tend to be on the dry side ~~ more factual than helpful. This book is honest, written with humor and the author shares her insights and personal stories about her three children and how she deals with certain situations that comes up in the midst of raising children. Mrs. Pantley admits that there are times when she fears for her sanity ~~ kids are kids! And not only does she share her stories, she also gives practical and kind but effective suggestions on how to achieve what you want done ~~ without hurting your child's feelings and without you losing control of the situation (whatever that may be). Also, at the end of each chapter, she outlines the main points for you to remember.
This is an incredibly helpful resource in parenting right now. I read this in three days and outlined major points that will be helpful as I deal with two toddlers right smack in the middle of the terrible twos. I am positive this book will help me in the future when they're starting school, becoming teen-agers and so on. This is a practical guide with wonderful insights on how children behave and why they behave this way.
I am grateful that there is a book like this one out there. I only wish I had discovered it sooner!
Each concept is clearly explained and examples are given -- the "wrong" way is demonstrated, it can be humourous, but it's amazing how many times I saw myself in them, such as "Kids! How many times to I have to tell you to put your toys away before dinner? You now the rule, yet every day you come to dinner and I see the room littered with toys. Before I put any food on the table, I expect to......" (Don't lecture. Me??) Then the book gives you the better way. (Make it brief.) "Kids -- the rule is, toys put away before dinner."
Each chapter has a summary page to copy and post on your refrigerator to help remind you of what you want to remember.
What's best is that Kid Cooperation gives you multiple ideas, since the author is a mother herself and knows that no one idea will work every time nor will it work with every kid.
I'd definately recommend this book if you want to be more calm and stop yelling and nagging your kids.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was a written a while ago however everything that states in that is so true still today.Published 10 months ago by 123buyer
Not finished reading this but many of the discussions include practices that we have been implementing from the beginning. Most wasn't a surprise for us. Read morePublished 15 months ago by dj punk rock
At about age 4, our son changed dramatically. Everything that seem simple and fun in our daily routine became a nightmare. Every request was met with a “No”. Read morePublished on May 23, 2014 by Val
While this book made some good points, and was thankfully a step away from spanking and yelling as parenting tools, I was seriously turned off by the book's focus on parents having... Read morePublished on March 25, 2014 by theabster
I gave this book to my daughter. It was very insightful. Fast shipping. The book was in perfect shape. Loved the price!Published on February 2, 2014 by LIZ
This is the first book that make since and gives you a practical approach on getting you kids to cooperate . Read morePublished on September 11, 2013 by lIsa