It's true that children do not come with instructions, but there is help in this fine handbook. Parenting Young Children gives parents the tools to tackle the special challenges of parenting infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Packed with real-life examples and practical guidance for parents and families on such issues as anger, bedtime, bullies, crying, discipline, fears, lying, nightmares, social development, tantrums and much more. This practical guide for parents is one of the most widely used and earliest of all parenting programs. Topics covered in this handbook gives parents the tools to tackle the special challenges of parenting infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The book suggests a consistent, positive and democratic approach to parenting based on a program called STEP - Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. The book provides:
a look at the long-term goals of parenting
information on how young children think, feel, and act
skills that can increase your enjoyment and effectiveness as a parent
skills that can develop your child's self-esteem and confidence
support for yourself as a parent and as a person
effective ways to teach cooperation and discipline
The principles and skills in Parenting Young Children can help you feel more confident in your parenting role. This book can be your partner as you work to build healthy patterns of belief and behavior in your young child - patterns that can form the foundation for a lifetime of positive growth.
About the Author
Don Dinkmeyer, Sr., PhD (1924-2001), was a pioneer in the fields of elementary school counseling, Adlerian psychotherapy, classroom guidance, parent education, group counseling and marriage enrichment. He authored and co-authored 35 books and 125 professional journal articles, as well as psychological education programs like STEP in the areas of parenting, marriage enrichment, classroom guidance, and teaching. Dinkmeyer received lifetime achievement awards from several professional organizations.Gary D. McKay, PhD (Tucson, Arizona) is the co-author of twelve books and programs, including How You Feel is Up To You, Raising Respectful Kids In a Rude World and Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP), the world's leading parent education program. He is a retired psychologist and a diplomate in Adlerian Psychology (North American Society of Adlerian Psychology -- NASAP) who conducts workshops for his publications in North America and Europe.Don Dinkmeyer, Jr., PhD, NCC, is co-author of the STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) parent education programs. He has also co authored numerous educational programs such as Systematic Training for Effective Teaching (STET), Preparing Responsible and Effective Parents (PREP), and the DUSO programs, as well as professional articles and textbooks. He has conducted workshops for parents, teachers and families across the world for more than 30 years, believing "every child has the right to an education - of their parents". He is the second generation of a family whose commitment to helping families has touched millions across all continents (except Antarctica!).