Start Setting Effective Limits — Now! Do your children misbehave? Do they repeatedly ignore or refuse your requests for proper behavior? Are you constantly fluctuating between permissive and authoritarian parenting, with little or no success? Are you convinced there has to be a better way? There is. Setting Limits will help you establish the positive, respectful, and instructional groundwork your children need for proper ethical and behavioral development In this revised and expanded edition of his popular book, Robert MacKenzie, Ed.D., demonstrates proven techniques and procedures that not only correct misbehavior but instill the cooperation and conduct you want and expect from your children. This book shows parents how to: ·Enforce clear, firm, and effective boundaries ·Put an end to conflicts and power struggles ·Establish rules that encourage cooperation ·Teach children important problem-solving skills ·Apply logical consequences of misbehavior Children need limits to guide their development. With MacKenzie's expert guidance, you will learn how to build and enforce the instructive boundaries necessary for a happy and rewarding family life.
Table of Contents
Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Why Limits Are Important Chapter 2: How Parents Teach Their Rules Chapter 3: How Children Learn Your Rules Chapter 4: The Family Dance Chapter 5: Are Your Limits Firm or Soft? Chapter 6: Getting off the Dance Floor Chapter 7: Encouragement: The Language of Cooperation Chapter 8: Teaching Problem-Solving Skills Chapter 9: Supporting Your Rules with Consequences Chapter 10: Setting Limits with Teens Chapter 11: Helping Children with Hyperactivity and Inattention Chapter 12: Handling Chores Chapter 13: The Homework Dance Chapter 14: Preparing for Change Appendix: Starting a Parent Study Group Suggested Reading Index
Robert J. Mackenzie
About Robert J. Mackenzie
ROBERT J. MACKENZIE, EdD, is an educational psychologist and family therapist who founded the Setting Limits program. He is the author of Setting Limits and Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child.
Start Setting Effective Limits — Now!
Setting Limits, Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition by Robert J. MacKenzie, Ed.D.