In THE GOOD BEHAVIOUR BOOK, seasoned parents of eight Dr. William and Martha Sears provide a definitive guide to raising happy, well-adjusted, well-behaved children, drawing on personal experience and their professional knowledge as childcare experts.
With their focus on preventing behaviour problems as well as managing them when they arise, the Sears offer clear, practical advice on everything parents need to know about disciplining young children. Believing that discipline starts at birth, they discuss baby discipline, disciplining the toddler, mother-father roles in modern parenting, saying no, self-esteem as the foundation of good behaviour, helping a child to express feelings, the constructive use of anger, good nutrition for good behaviour, and sleep discipline.
On handling problem behaviour, the Sears cover sibling rivalry, spanking and alternatives to spanking, breaking annoying habits, and eliminating bothersome behaviours like whining and talking back. They strongly advocate teaching children values like apologising and sharing, and explain how to deal with such issues as lying, stealing, and cheating.
This book is published in the US under the title The Discipline Book. The UK edition was edited by Caroline Deacon