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Positive Time-Out: And Over 50 Ways to Avoid Power Struggles in the Home and the Classroom Paperback – October 27, 1999
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Time-out is one of the most popular disciplinary techniques used in homes and schools today. But instead of being the positive, motivating, experience it should be for children, it is often punitive, counterproductive, and damaging to their gentle psyches.
In this book, bestselling parenting author Jane Nelsen shows you how to make time-out a positive learning experience for children. Inside, you'll discover how positive time-out can teach children the art of self-discipline and instill such invaluable qualities as self-confidence and problem-solving skills. You'll also learn how to:
-Make time-out an encouraging experience
-Develop an attitude and action plan to avoid power struggles with children
-Empower children by involving them in the behavior changing process
-Understand the mistaken goals of negative behavior
"Gives parents and teachers the encouragement and tools they need to help children handle their own behavior."--Sheryl Hausinger, M.D., Texas Children's Pediatric Associates and mother of three
"Offers more than 50 ways that parents can set limits while still encouraging their kids. It should be in every doctor's waiting room."--Jody McVittie, M.D., family physician
Top Customer Reviews
This book talks about the need for a cooling off period when emotions run high (on either side) before the problem-solving session can begin. This Positive Time-Out is a choice made by the child to be most effective. The child helps to choose it in advance, when there's no conflict. Jane Nelsen stresses the point that children do better when they feel better.
The parent can take one too whenever he/she needs it. When both sides have calmed down, there's a focus on solutions, not blame.
This book also gives 14 attitude tools (for those who find it hard to shift from punishment to non-punitive attitudes) and 41 (yes, 41!) action tools you can use to guide your child. It's gentle, effective discipline in my book!
What I think is important in this book is also the need for children to develop a "can do" attitude. Jane Nelsen talks about the Significant Seven Perceptions and Skills children need to thrive in the world. If every parent would help their children achieve these social and life skills, children would be more confident, cooperative and well-adjusted as adults.
A handy, great book brimming with wonderful ideas!
|Length: 6:23 Mins|
It was informative and offered specific suggestions on what to do instead of a punitive time out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really good info. on using positive time-outs versus negative time-outs.Published 11 months ago by julie larson
I was so impressed with the common sense of this book. I am hiring a producer to write and produce a play to show how a positive time out is better than a negative time out. Read morePublished on June 30, 2014 by Miranda Sullivan
Jane Nelson has changed my life and my relationship with my children. The whole Positive Discipline series is so logical and so much better for your relationship with your children... Read morePublished on March 25, 2014 by Amazon Customer
We've been struggling with our preschooler and this book illuminated some of the things of the reasons for behavior and such that I had felt were there but couldn't pinpoint. Read morePublished on December 4, 2013 by Alt Dr
Book arrived on time. It was in good conditions. I like the information available on book. Good for parents that needs help for time out their kids.Published on August 20, 2013 by Normaris Maldonado Ramos
I like that this is short and sweet. And it has the table of the various types of misguided behaviors, how to recognize them and remediate the problems. Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by D. A. Robinson