I'm so happy that you are interested in my book, "Creative
Correction". My desire is to help moms and dads find practical
help and fresh hope for the arduous, yet rewarding, task of raising
healthy, happy children.
I have three children, ages 8,9 & 11, including a son diagnosed
with ADHD. It was out of sheer desperation that I came up with
many of the discipline ideas in this book. Traditional child-rearing
methods are a good place to start but I found, as I'm sure you
have as well, that my three children just aren't cookie cutter
kids. They each required, and deserved, discipline that took into
account their own inherent strengths and weaknesses.
My friends have urged me for years to write down some of my ideas,
stories and insights for disciplining my children. I can only hope
the ideas in "Creative Correction" will help you as much
as they have helped me to enjoy the process of parenting.
Synopsis: Creative Correction is a
parenting book filled with hundreds of practical and unique ways
to discipline children that will take you beyond time-outs and
This book is organized with busy parents like you in mind. The
first section of each chapter includes real-life, often hilarious,
situations from the author's own experiences that illustrate common
disciplinary problems most parents face. Each chapter concludes
with an extensive "toolbox" overflowing with creative
yet practical ideas gathered from parents all over the nation.
For example: Leaving a mess? The next
time your child "forgets" to
put something away, put it away for him. When he asks where it
is, tell him that he'll have to look for it. Believe me, he will
learn that it's a lot more trouble to find something that Mom has
hidden than it is to put it away in the first place.
Forgetting to feed a pet? Try putting her lunch money or lunch
bag in a box next to the pet's cage. That way, your youngster won't
get to eat unless his pet eats first.
Sloppy schoolwork? Buy a printing or cursive workbook from your
local teachers supply store. Then ask your child, "What takes
longer: a report done neatly in 15 minutes or one you've sped through
in 10 that must be redone and warrants a page of handwriting practice?"
Toddler independence? If your little one balks at holding your
hand while in a parking lot or crossing the street, give him a
choice. Remind him, "I can either hold your hand or hold your
hair." Independence isn't quite so appealing on those terms.
These are just a handful of the hundreds of proven, effective
ideas for correction. There is also a chapter full of helpful ideas
to motivate your children with incentives and rewards that not
only curb negative behavior but build positive character qualities
at the same time.
I have saved the best part of the book for last - the topical
index. If you find yourself in the middle of an issue with your
child, simply turn to the back up the book, look up the infraction,
and be directed to a handful of ways to handle the situation
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