Offers advice on how to raise children to become competent, responsible, thoughtful, and successful adults, addressing topics ranging from effective discipline to promoting a child's self-esteem.
How many times have you said, "How many times do I have to tell you...?" Why do the terrible twos exist and what makes them so terrible -- and for whom? In Parents in Charge, Dr. Dana Chidekel answers these questions while providing a road map to raising children who will become competent, responsible, thoughtful, and successful adults. Full of uncommon wisdom and common sense, based solidly in developmental theory and the most recent brain research, this empowering guide offers practical solutions to everyday parenting dilemmas: What is effective discipline, and when and how do you use it? How do you promote real self-esteem in kids? How can you stop saying no all the time? With honesty and simplicity, Dr. Chidekel also tackles hot-button topics of current parenting practice, including children's calling adults by their first names, out-of-control birthday parties, and the limits parents must put on their own behavior. Enlivened with stories, anecdotes, and a healthy dose of humor, Parents in Charge gives you the tools you need to raise children that you -- and other people -- will love and enjoy.