Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Positive Discipline Books

I received an email from a person who wondered about the differences between the many Positive Discipline books. My guess is that many people have the same question so I created this very brief thumb nail description.

There is some overlap in all the Positive Discipline materials, but each book has more information that is related to the age or topic.

Both Positive Discipline Birth to Three and Positive Discipline for Preschoolers books include child development information. I was a Child Development instructor and a community college for ten years and wanted to include information that so many parents to not understand--and how this information relates to parenting. There is a big difference in the development of a two-year-old and a four-year-old. That is why we wrote the two books instead of including all the information in one book. When the books have similar information, they have different examples that are appropriate for the age.

Positive Discipline is the "foundation" book that is appropriate for school age children. It was significantly updated in 2006.

Positive Discipline A-Z is a great reference book where you can look up just about any behavior challenge you can think of and get several non-punitive suggestions and several suggestions for preventing the problem in the future. This book covers challenges of every age. By the time your children are 4-years-old, it can be fun to read the suggestions with them and get their help on deciding which solutions would work for everyone.

Many people think the CD programs bring the material "alive." The 5 CD Positive Discipline Workshop covers all ages.

Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World contains the life work of H. Stephen Glenn and goes into detail about how to help children develop strength in the Significant Seven Perceptions and Skills that insure they develop into Capable Young People and adults.

The other Positive Discipline books are self-explanatory in their focus such as Positive Discipline for Teenagers, Positive Discipline for Single Parents, and Positive Discipline for Parenting in Recovery.

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