Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler--Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child (Revised and Updated Edition)

Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler--Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child (Revised and Updated Edition)


$15.29 $16.99 Save 10% Current price is $15.29, Original price is $16.99. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Monday, October 21


The celebrated Positive Discipline brand of parenting books presents the revised and updated third edition of their readable and practical guide to communicating boundaries to very young children and solving early discipline problems to set children up for success.

Over the years millions of parents have used the amazingly effective strategies of Positive Discipline to raise happy, well-behaved, and successful children. Research has shown that the first three years in a child's life are a critical moment in their development, and that behavior patterns instilled during that time can have profound implications for the rest of a child's life. Hundreds of thousands of parents have already used the advice in Positive Discipline: The First Three Years to help set effective boundaries, forge strong foundations for healthy communication, and lay the groundwork for happy and respectful relationships with their young children. Now this classic title has been revised and updated to reflect the latest neuroscientific research and developments in positive discipline parenting techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804141185
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Series: Positive Discipline Series
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 156,816
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

JANE NELSON, Ed.D., coauthor of the bestselling Positive Discipline series, is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist and an internationally known speaker. Her books have sold over 1.25 million copies. CHERYL ERWIN, M.A., is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Reno, Nevada, and is the author or coauthor of nine books on parenting and family life. She is a popular speaker, trainer, and parenting radio personality, and is married and has a 22-year-old son. ROSLYN ANN DUFFY founded and codirected the Learning Tree Montessori Childcare, and has written adult and children's texts, as well as the internationally circulated column "From a Parent's Perspective." She lectures and trains in numerous cultures, is a parent to four and besotted Grandma to three, and lives and practices counseling in Seattle, WA.

Read an Excerpt


Excerpted from "Positive Discipline: The First Three Years, Revised and Updated Edition"
by .
Copyright © 2015 Jane Nelsen.
Excerpted by permission of Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Prologue: By The Children xi

Section 1 Life With Baby 1

Chapter 1 Welcoming Baby 3

Chapter 2 Positive Discipline Principles for Your Family 21

Chapter 3 The Miraculous Brain 33

Chapter 4 Getting to Know Your Young Child 53

Section 2 Your Developing Child 67

Chapter 5 How Do I Begin? 69

Chapter 6 The Development of Emotional Skills and Language 83

Chapter 7 Trust Versus Mistrust 109

Chapter 8 Autonomy Versus Doubt and Shame 119

Chapter 9 Understanding Age-Appropriate Behavior 135

Chapter 10 Temperament 149

Section 3 Your Child's World 167

Chapter 11 The Art of Encouragement 169

Chapter 12 Perspective and Planning Ahead 185

Chapter 13 Sleeping 199

Chapter 14 "Open Wide…Please?" 217

Chapter 15 Toileting 233

Chapter 16 Getting Along in the Great Big World 243

Section 4 The World Outside Your Home 259

Chapter 17 Nurtured by Nature 261

Chapter 18 Wired Minds 271

Chapter 19 Who's Watching the Kids? 283

Chapter 20 If Your Child Has Special Needs 305

Chapter 21 Growing as a Family 313

Conclusion 325

Acknowledgments 329

Resources and Bibliography 331

Index 337

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler--Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've found this book to be a wonderfully written and easily read book. I find myself frequently using it as a reference. The authors write in a practical and common sense manner. I highly recommend this book I've found it to be very helpful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book thinks babies should be weaned between 10 and 12 months (which is less than any medical organization recommends), and it has a story about a two-month-old baby who was spoiled by being held too often. This book was not what I thought it was going to be at all. I would suggest parents look to other sources.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just an outstanding, practical book that covers all areas parents of infants to toddlers are concerned about. Mostly toddler focused but made so much sense to me as I looked back on how I have seen parents uneffectivley handle these same issues. Here is advice (based on the developmental needs from birth to 3) that addresses questions like "should I let my baby cry it out?", "What should I do when my child hits or throws a temper tantrum?". It just makes sense- to treat your child with kindness and respect but yet to still be firm in your parenting. Gives great examples and tips to learn from- highly recommend every parent having it as a reference.