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jotc13 Tue 07-Oct-08 19:33:51


Our nearly-5-year old has just started school and her behaviour is becoming more and more challenging. Begining to feel that we could do with some ideas but not sure where to look. I'm aware that 'positive parenting' is what we should be doing but also know that there are good and bad (e.g. supernanny!) books out there and wondered if anyone could point me in the direction of the books which are currently 'in favour' with those that know best!



Clydesdaleclopper Tue 07-Oct-08 19:58:59

You could try Alfie Kohn 'Unconditional Parenting'

savetheplanetdontiron Tue 07-Oct-08 20:03:09

Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves. I am not a complete devotee of every idea but I think she has some very good ones. Supernanny has no kids - how can she possibly understand the emotions involved in raising your own children? Still, she is has made lots of dosh, I imagine, so she has managed to convince enough people that she can hmm

iwannatellsomeone Tue 07-Oct-08 20:07:18

I'll second Alfie Kohn.

jotc13 Tue 07-Oct-08 20:09:49

Thanks - will look for those at the library - I have a friend who is a clinical psychologist and she is continually shocked by Supernanny - which gives me a clue that her advice is not great!

Thanks again


phdlife Tue 07-Oct-08 20:13:05

The one that I've noticed seems to come up on MN time and again is called "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen..."

Positive Parenting is a program developed by a child psychologist called Matt Sanders - successful enough to export from Australia to here. I don't know anything about his techniques, but you could google him I suppose.

clouded Tue 07-Oct-08 20:13:09

'Playful Parenting' Lawrence J Cohen.

onwardandupward Tue 07-Oct-08 20:52:13

Whatever the Jan Hunt book is called - THe natural Child? The natural parent?

Oh, and Deborah Jackson's whatever it's called, something like Letting go as Children Grow.

Hm. Yes, that was helpful wasn't it, not even mustering a proper title hmm

And thirding Alfie Kohn.

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