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Can you recommend a book on child behaviour ?

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ricecake Wed 25-May-05 14:13:23

I have a DS now 11 months old. In preparation for his toddler years, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good book on child behaviour/psychology ?

I would rather not read anything that is too harsh on the child. I tend towards "attachment parenting".

Please tell me WHY you think the book you have used has worked for you.

stitch Wed 25-May-05 14:16:14

toddler taming by christopher green

practical advice. nothing judgemental

ricecake Wed 25-May-05 14:30:33

Thanks. Has the book worked for you ?

FIMAC1 Wed 25-May-05 20:25:40


I bought Toddler taming and to be honest - if you want to get a warrant from a child rearing guide to tying their bedroom door shut when they are in time out go ahead a buy it, if not then try:

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting

Everyday Blessings: Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn
Author Kabat-Zinn, Myla and Jon
Publisher Hyperion
ISBN 0786883146
Binding PB
List Price £11.99

"Reading this book could be a life-changing event." Marian Wright Edelman, President, The Children's Defense Fund

"At last an emotionally intelligent guide for parents." Daniel Goleman

"Everyday Blessings shows a way for parents to recognize who their children really are and, in doing so, nourish their children's lives and their own." Benjamin Spock

"This book can help us turn all the relationships in our lives into everyday blessings . . . should be given to every parent . . ." Rachel Naomi Remen

"This is a wonderfully knowing and touching witness to what it means for us to be mothers and fathers." Robert Coles, M.D., author of The Moral Intelligence of Children

Mindfulness is the powerful meditative practice of cultivating moment-to-moment awareness to bring wisdom, understanding, and a greater sense of meaning and purpose into our daily living. Now, parents can enrich their lives and the lives of their children through mindful parenting -- that is, by honoring the fullness of the present moment, and within it, the inner potential and beauty that reside in both our children and ourselves. Provides a powerful new way of looking at and facing the challenges of parenthood, illuminating how a lack of awareness fosters patterns that damage both parent and child, and how mindfulness can bring healing and transformation to this relationship.

Myla Kabat-Zinn, B.S.N., R.N., has worked as a childbirth educator, birthing assistant, and environmental advocate. The Kabat-Zinns are the parents of three children, ages twenty-two, eighteen, and fourteen.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is the founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, as well as Professor of Medicine emeritus. He leads workshops on stress reduction and mindfulness for doctors and other health professionals and for lay audiences worldwide. He is the bestselling author of 'Wherever You Go', 'There You Are' and 'Full Catastrophe Living', and, with his wife Myla Kabat-Zinn, 'Everyday Blessings', a book on mindful parenting. With Dr. Andrew Weil he created the CD program 'Meditation for Optimum Health'. He was featured in the PBS series Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers, as well as on Oprah. He lives in Massachusetts.

It is the BEST child behaviour/rearing guide I have ever read - and should be given to every new parent or parents to be

popsycal Wed 25-May-05 20:28:02

i like this one....
how to talk so your kids will listen

It is about looking at how you speak and react to children
a very interesting read

popsycal Wed 25-May-05 20:29:03

if you read the reviews at the bottom, it seems to suit the AP parenting style

californiagirl Thu 26-May-05 00:30:29

I love "Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline" and "Becoming the Parent You Want To Be"

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