Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain't Misbehavin'

Tactics for Tantrums, Meltdowns, Bedtime Blues and Other Perfectly Normal Kid Behaviors

Book - 2011
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Love your kids but not always their behavior? Alyson's democratic parenting approach is based on psychotherapeutic principles, but it isn't parenting theory-- it's parenting action. Here are quick-and-dirty solutions when you need them.
Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : J. Wiley & Sons Canada, [2011], ©2011
ISBN: 9780470679098
0470679093
Branch Call Number: 649.1 Sc
Characteristics: xi, 276 pages ; 22 cm

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ehm_chen
Dec 03, 2013

What's good about this book is that it gives advice about specific issues — so if you are having issues with your kid's table manners, refusing potty, picking his/her nose... you can look these particular issues up and see what the author suggests to do. Because the topics are so specific though, I found myself wondering "But what if...?" because it only addressed pinpointed situations.
Also, I personally am not a proponent of "democratic parenting" — I agree with parts but not all of it. This would be a terrific resource for anyone who is on board with the theories though. Also, my kid is 2.5-yr-old, and most of the issues covered seem to be geared towards older (more verbal) children.

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gr8_reader
Oct 21, 2012

this had most of the same info from "honey i wrecked the kids" but it was in a summary form... more examples and mostly to be a quick reference for handling a specific issue without the comprehensive info from "honey..."

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