Positive Discipline for Today's Busy (and Overwhelmed) Parent: How to Balance Work, Parenting, and Self for Lasting Well-Being (Paperback)
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With the increasing pressure to excel at parenting, work, and personal relationships, it's easy to feel stressed and dissatisfied. This targeted Positive Discipline guide gives parents the tools to parent effectively without sacrificing their well-being or giving up on their life goals. Instead of creating unachievable expectations, you will instead learn to play to your strengths at work and at home. You’ll integrate your seemingly disparate areas of life and use Positive Discipline to make the most out of your time, energy and relationships. By helping you get to the bottom of the underlying causes of misbehavior, busy parents will also be able to avoid pampering and keep permissive and punitive parenting at bay. Instead of feeling fragmented and guilty, you’ll have the presence of mind to explore what works best for you and your family.
Attitude is key – we’ll help you feel confident in your parenting abilities and your professional choices, making your children more likely to adopt an attitude of self-reliance and cooperation. Armed with communication strategies and tips for self-reflection, moms (and dads!) won't have to feel guilty about leaving their child with a sitter during the day, or leaving work early to go to a soccer game.
About the Author
JANE NELSEN, Ed.D, coauthor of the bestselling Positive Discipline series, is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist and an internationally known speaker.
JOY MARCHESE, MA, CPDLT, has worked as a Positive Discipline Lead Trainer, teacher, and parent educator in various schools and corporate settings for over 20 years. In 2015 she launched Positive Discipline UK, spreading Positive Discipline across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
KRISTINA BILL is a multi-talent active across business, arts and personal development. She holds a business degree, is a certified Life Coach and Positive Discipline Parent Educator. She is a highly sought after corporate coach specializing in leadership and personal impact.
"As a parent of a toddler, as a business owner, as a woman-on-the-go - this book provides the necessary blueprint for raising a well-rounded child and creating a more peaceful home.”
--Rachel Paige Goldstein, Founder of Agent of Change Events
"This is a welcome book for all parents juggling work and raising children. With an understanding of the complexities of career and families, the authors address what matters most for children- to be understood and nurtured, especially when they are having a hard time. This caring and straightforward approach will help parents know what their children need and empower them to stay connected while providing appropriate limits."
--Tovah P. Klein, Ph.D. , Executive Director, Barnard College Center for Toddler Development
"Now more than ever, it is critical that parents impart in their children an intrinsic and upbeat tool kit for self-discipline, empathy and developing character. Positive Discipline for Today’s Busy (and Overwhelmed) Parent is a compassionate, practical, and psychologically grounded guide for parents who are eager to stay connected to their children in real life, helping them face life challenges with self-control and optimism.
-- Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
"As a progressive educator, school leader, and parent of twin boys, I find Nelsen, Bill, and Marchese's advice to be as timeless as it is timely, as profound as it is simple, and as inspiring as it is instructive. The authors give us permission to humanize both ourselves and our children, and they remind us that effective parenting involves being with rather than doing to our kids."
-JED LIPPARD, Ed.D., Dean of Children's Programs and Head of the School for Children at Bank Street College of Education
“Every parent needs to own Positive Discipline for Today’s Busy (and Overwhelmed) Parent. An honest read that will make you feel like you are not alone. This book will give you the tools you need to parent better in the modern world and will build your confidence as a parent.”
--Lyss Stern, CEO Divamoms.com, best-selling author and mom of three
"I'm so grateful to Positive Discipline for reminding everyone how important it is to be kind AND firm when parenting. These practices help me raise self-reliant problem solvers - and I know they will help you too. Joy is one of Positive Discipline's leading disciples, and this book is an invaluable parenting and coaching tool."
--Kristen Glosserman, Life Coach and mother of four