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Parenting Young Children

Parenting Young Children
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Children Under Six






STEP Publishers

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ISBN: 9780979554230
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About the Book

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.


Don Dinkmeyer (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... Read more

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Gary McKay (Author)
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... Read more

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Don Dinkmeyer (Author)
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),... Read more

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“An excellent first book for any beginning parent. Practical, sensible, down-to-earth advice on every possible preschool problem. Easy to read, easy to put into practice.”
Louise Bates, PhD

“I felt you were writing about my own children! It's wonderful how my respect toward them has taught them to talk to me with respect also.”
Renee W. Malae, parent, Matheson Head Start, Salt Lake City, Utah

“As they learn how to teach their children self-respect and personal responsibilities, parents' anxiety will be replaced with well-founded confidence. Replete with examples of typical parent-child interactions, this book is an excellent blend of theory and practical application. Parenting Young Children is insightful and inspiring, making an impressive contribution to the field of parent education.”
Eileen Shiff, editor, Experts Advise Parents

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