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  • October/November Members' Choice Poll

    Hello Everyone,

    Let's vote for the book to be read for the months of October and November. Voting closes July 1st!

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    Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (Paperback) by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zin

    Amazon.com
    In the rush, rush, rush of too-much-to-do-and-no-time-to-do-it, the all-important, nurturing aspects of parenthood can easily disappear. Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Myla Kabat-Zinn have collaborated on Everyday Blessings, a book that approaches parenting from the Zen Buddhist position of moment-to-moment awareness. It's a beautiful presentation and a thoughtful approach to mindful meditation that will help you slow down, enrich your life as a parent, and nourish the internal life of your children. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

    Product Description
    In the rush, rush, rush of too-much-to-do-and-no-time-to-do-it, the all-important, nurturing aspects of parenthood can easily disappear. Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Myla Kabat-Zinn have collaborated on Everyday Blessings, a book that approaches parenting from the Zen Buddhist position of moment-to-moment awareness. It's a beautiful presentation and a thoughtful approach to mindful meditation that will help you slow down, enrich your life as a parent, and nourish the internal life of your children.

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    Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children (Paperback) by Dr. Thomas Gordon

    Product Description
    P.E.T., or Parent Effectiveness Training, began almost forty years ago as the first national parent-training program to teach parents how to communicate more effectively with kids and offer step-by-step advice to resolving family conflicts so everybody wins. This beloved classic is the most studied, highly praised, and proven parenting program in the world -- and it will work for you. Now revised for the first time since its initial publication, this groundbreaking guide will show you:
    How to avoid being a permissive parent
    How to listen so kids will talk to you and talk so kids will listen to you
    How to teach your children to "own" their problems and to solve them
    How to use the "No-Lose" method to resolve conflicts

    Using the timeless methods of P.E.T. will have immediate results: less fighting, fewer tantrums and lies, no need for punishment. Whether you have a toddler striking out for independence or a teenager who has already started rebelling, you'll find P.E.T. a compassionate, effective way to instill responsibility and create a nurturing family environment in which your child will thrive.

    Inside Flap Copy
    P.E.T., or Parent Effectiveness Training, began almost forty years ago as the first national parent-training program to teach parents how to communicate more effectively with kids and offer step-by-step advice to resolving family conflicts so everybody wins. This beloved classic is the most studied, highly praised, and proven parenting program in the world -- and it will work for you. Now revised for the first time since its initial publication, this groundbreaking guide will show you:
    How to avoid being a permissive parent
    How to listen so kids will talk to you and talk so kids will listen to you
    How to teach your children to "own" their problems and to solve them
    How to use the "No-Lose" method to resolve conflicts

    Using the timeless methods of P.E.T. will have immediate results: less fighting, fewer tantrums and lies, no need for punishment. Whether you have a toddler striking out for independence or a teenager who has already started rebelling, you'll find P.E.T. a compassionate, effective way to instill responsibility and create a nurturing family environment in which your child will thrive.

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    Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation (Paperback) by Becky A. Bailey

    From Publishers Weekly
    A developmental psychology specialist and early childhood education expert, Bailey contends that the difficult but rewarding task of guiding children's behavior starts only when parents are able to discipline themselves and become models of self-control. By following the author's "7 Powers for Self-Control" (attention, love, acceptance, perception, intention, free will and unity), the parent will then be equipped to use the "7 Basic Discipline Skills" (including choices, encouragement and consequences). Bailey dismisses the familiar fear-inspired approach to discipline many grew up with (including threats and punishment), claiming that it inevitably leads children to make biologically driven choices and may even effect the brain due to the high levels of stress hormones released. Also rejecting the permissive parenting style now popular that favors "reasoning" (which, according to the author, imbues children with a victim mentality), Bailey instead promotes instilling an awareness of misbehavior through communication. Though some may be put off by the gimmicky overuse of slogans and buzz words, Bailey's underlying message is positive and hopeful, supported with humorous anecdotes and helpful solutions to even chronic discipline problems. (Feb.)
    Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

    From Library Journal
    Frustrated because your kid won't get in her car seat? Grumpy ever since your son decided that cleaning his room was optional? Ever feel bad after screaming at your kids for these and other things? Moans. Groans. Alas, parenting is no picnic. Bailey (There's Gotta Be a Better Way) acknowledges this and, in this insightful manual, suggests a disciplinary framework called "loving guidance." Loving guidance begins when parents learn seven "powers of self-control," which include acceptance and intention. Next, parents exercise seven basic discipline skills, such as empathy and maintaining composure. The goal is to teach kids the seven "values for living," including respect, compassion, and responsibility. Numerous, often funny lessons akin to those in Mark L. Brenner's When "No" Gets You Nowhere (Prima, 1997) help parents apply the concepts to daily life. Recommended for public libraries.
    -Douglas C. Lord, Hartford P.L., CT
    Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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    Rememeber voting ends July 1st! So cast your vote as soon as possible
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    Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting- Myla and Jon Kabat-Zin
    83.33%
    5
    P.E.T -Parent Effectiveness Training- Dr. Thomas Gordon
    0.00%
    0
    Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline- Becky A. Bailey
    16.67%
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    Last edited by stephanie; 05-30-2008, 08:16 AM.

  • #2
    Every Day Blessings is the Oct/Nov book choice

    Hello Everyone,

    It looks like Every Day Blessings won the poll for the Oct/Nov book choice. We will be contacting the authors to see if they will donate books to API's store and to see if they will be able to moderate the forum for Nov 10-14. Stay tuned for more details or see the announcment in our eNewsletter, API Links.

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