Review of A Parenting Young Children Book

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Based on the highly acclaimed STEP (systematic training for effective parenting) program, Parenting Young Children by Lisa Nichols, offers comprehensive guidance on dealing with basic family dynamics, building self-confidence, communicating effectively with young kids, and developing healthy boundaries. The book is designed for parents to use a set of guidelines as they guide their children through a successful transition into adolescence and beyond. Parents will leave this book with skills they know they need to be better parents, but also confidence in their ability to shape their children’s futures.

In Parenting Young Children, Lisa Nichols provides parents eight keys to help them successfully parent their children. She provides practical advice based on her experience as a mother and coach, which are anchored in the biological factors behind childhood behavior and development, and the psychological developmental processes that occur throughout the first year of child development. The book rightly emphasizes the importance of early childhood education, as well as a holistic approach to parenting young children.

An Overview

Parenting Young Children is not the first parenting book to focus on parenting young children from a scientific perspective. However, it is the first one that I have read that does a good job of presenting both sides of the argument in an organized fashion, so that the reader can develop a balanced approach to the complex topic. While there are many parenting books that present parenting young children from a scientific standpoint, not many have done a good job of developing an overall concept that includes emotional and mental aspects as well.

The key chapters of Parenting Young Children include: Emotional Development, Mental Development, Physical Development, Behavioral Problems, Cultural Awareness, and Sociational Issues. The book contains a complete list of the eight keys along with a concise explanation of each key and why it is important for parents to practice them. The entire book is only 120 pages long, so it will likely fit in your hand easily and make you go through the chapters in no time.

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The author of this parenting young children’s book describes his own experience as he was parenting three children in just over two years. He used common sense and practicality when dealing with temper tantrums and aggressive behavior. He offers practical advice on what you should do and what you should avoid in order to effectively deal with temper tantrums. Most of all, he presents a positive view of parenting in general. He fully endorses the positive approach to discipline children through positive reinforcement.

For someone who has never read Dr. Reisser’s books or heard of him, it is an easy read. His writing style is clear and easy to follow. As with any other parenting books, the main focus of this one is on how to effectively deal with temper tantrums and other negative issues that come up.

The author of this book is responsible for writing the majority of the book. However, he has included a number of supplements to help out. He includes several expert interviews, a good list of research and testimonials. Some of these supplementations are excellent, but others are redundant and don’t add any new or useful information to the book. I would recommend checking out the section on parenting books and learning about additional resources that might be useful before buying this one.

Bottom Line

Overall, this is a good book to read if you are looking for information on ways to effectively deal with temper tantrums and other negative behavior problems your children may have. However, it does lack in one major area and that is recommendations. It does not contain recommendations on which specific types of behavior are acceptable or which types of behavior are not. It does contain information about parenting books, however, such as this one.

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