TEENS PARENTING--DISCIPLINE FROM BIRTH TO THREE by Jeanne Warren Lindsay

TEENS PARENTING--DISCIPLINE FROM BIRTH TO THREE

Age Range: 14 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Once again, a publisher that has found a niche with books for teens who have adult responsibilities meets a need by teaching teenage parents about positive discipline. The core here is an overview of development (including little experiments--e.g., to demonstrate an infant's memory at different stages) plus emphasis on discipline as a way to guide learning and educating through love and trust. Using comments and questions of young parents, the authors get to the essence of child-rearing concerns. Can you spoil an infant? What if your parents pressure you to hit the child, or to be too lenient? Guidelines (e.g., distract rather than punish) are geared specifically to teens: pithy, easy-to-read instructions; behavior that may be new--planning ahead, remembering the nature of infants, offering constant supervision, going slow to avoid future problems. Questions about issues like tantrums, meals, and living in a three-generation home are methodically answered, including introspection about ``too much going wrong'' and options--with one exception: The authors state that ``No one should ever discipline a child in anger,'' but too little is said about how to handle that anger. Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 14+)*justify no*

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1991
ISBN: 0-930934-55-5
Page count: 192pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1991




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