Raising a Self-Disciplined Child: Help Your Child Become More Responsible, Confident, and Resilient

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"Hands-on, caring advice to make your child gratifyingly, skillfully independent."
--Kirkus Reviews

Learn to raise a self-disciplined child is confident, independent . . . and happy.

Raising a Self-Disciplined Child is the groundbreaking book parents have been waiting for--a remarkably positive approach to a style of discipline that builds children up-from the acclaimed authors of Raising Resilient Children. Filled with realistic, practical strategies and sample scenarios, it shows you how to teach your child, ages 6 through 16, the value of self-control, self-reliance, and self-assurance: the all-important skills that will last him a lifetime.

Praise for Raising Resilient Children

“Practical and clear in its suggestions, direct and supportive in its tone, Raising Resilient Children is the perfect book for parents searching for a caring method to help their children grow into healthy, loving, and mature adults.”
--William Pollack, Ph.D., author of Real Boys

“Brooks and Goldstein help mothers and fathers focus on their child's strengths, not on his or her weaknesses. The result is a happier, more resilient child.”
--Michael Thompson, Ph.D., author of Raising Cain

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About the Author:

Robert Brooks, Ph.D., is a psychologist on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He is an award-winning speaker, author, and educator who has also served as director of the department of psychology at McLean Hospital in Boston.

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., is a psychologist on the faculties of the University of Utah Medical School and George Mason University. He is also in private practice at the Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center in Salt Lake City and is on staff at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute.

Drs. Brooks and Goldstein have coauthored ten books, including Raising Resilient Children, The Power of Resilience, and Nurturing Resilience in Our Children. Their documentary, Tough Times/Resilient Kids, was a winner at the Chicago Film Festival.

From Publishers Weekly:

Brooks and Goldstein (Raising Resilient Children) note that a key component of resiliency is self-discipline. It's so essential, in fact, that the authors devote their new text entirely to fostering its development in children. They begin by pointing out that discipline is a teaching process. A disciplinarian, they state, is not a parent who punishes or intimidates, and the goal is not to produce compliant, obedient kids. Rather, the objective is to keep children safe, help them learn self-discipline and become responsible for their own actions and choices. The authors reveal that spanking and other authoritarian methods work against this process. As an alternative, they offer a number of approaches parents can take to instill self-discipline and help children appropriately control their own lives, such as offering choices, letting kids come up with solutions and giving positive feedback. The authors employ a series of detailed case studies to illustrate (regrettably, these are tediously heavy-handed and needlessly drawn out). Still, the book provides practical tools for creating healthier families and self-disciplined kids. Parents who are weary of nagging and threatening will no doubt welcome the authors' tried and true tactics. (Sept.)
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