BOOK, POCKET PARENT, Workman Publishing - 400 Pages

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Dimensions: 4 x 8 inches

Authors: Gail Reichlin and Caroline Winkler

The Pocket Parent is a pocket-size book of tried-and-true advice, common sense, parental wisdom, and sanity. Written by two professionals who've reared six children and made a career out of helping others with parenting issues, this handy book will be a lifesaver for every parent of a 2-to-5-year-old. The Pocket Parent approach to discipline is based on unconditional love but firm limits, and aimed at keeping the child's dignity and self-esteem intact with strategies that include "I" statements, modeling, family meetings, and "one word" requests. Once these ground rules are set, the guide moves to an A-to-Z compendium of common problems: Anger, Bad Words, Biting, Chores, Doctor Visits, Fears at Night, Lying, Separation Anxiety. Also includes a "Sanity Savers" list of suggestions, easy-to-follow bullets, anecdotes, and more.

Gail Reichlin, a preschool teacher for 30 years, is founder and executive director of the Parents Resource Network. She cohosted a cable television program on parenting in Chicago with Caroline Winkler and is the mother of three children.

Caroline Winkler is a writer and the mother of three children.