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Resources – Parenting: Discipline

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Resource List on Discipline

1-2-3 magic: effective discipline for children 2 - 12 / Phelan, Thomas W. -- Glen Ellyn, IL: Child Management Inc. 2003.
This book offers a foolproof method of disciplining children ages two through 12 without arguing, yelling, or spanking. By means of three easy-to-follow steps, parents learn to manage troublesome behavior, encourage good behavior, and strengthen the parent-child relationship.
FAM HQ 770.4 .P44 2003

1-2-3 magic for kids: helping your children understand the new rules / Phelan, Thomas W. -- Glen Ellyn, IL: Child Management Inc. 2008.
By presenting the 1-2-3 Magic parenting program from a child’s point of view, this innovative guide provides kids with a thorough understanding of the disciplinary system - from the counting and time-out methods parents will be using to how better behavior benefits the entire family and leaves more time for play. Storytelling portions are coupled with copious illustrations to help describe the basic tenets of 1-2-3 Magic - such as positive reinforcement, charting, and the docking system.
FAM HQ 770.4 .P46 2008

The ABC's of anger / Ali, Ray -- Duluth, MN: Whole Person Associates, 2006.
Stories and pictures help children identify the reasons for anger and frustration, and find effective ways to deal with those feelings.
FAM BF 575 .A5 A4 2006

The behavior survival guide for kids: how to make good choices and stay out of trouble / McIntyre, Thomas -- Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing Inc. 2003.
This book provides practical strategies and sound advice for kids with diagnosed behavior problems and those with general behavior problems. Kids learn to make smarter choices, make and keep friends, get along with teachers, take responsibility for their actions, work towards positive change, and enjoy the results of their better behavior.
FAM HQ 773 .M35 2003

The difficult child / Turecki, Stanley -- New York: Bantam, 2000.
This book offers compassionate and practical advice to parents of hard-to-raise children. This step-by-step approach shows you how to: Identify your child's temperament using a ten-point test to pinpoint specific difficulties; Manage common--often "uncontrollable"--conflict situations expertly and gently; Make discipline more effective and get better results with less punishment and get support from schools, doctors, professionals, and support groups.
FAM HQ 773 .T87 2000

La discipline... un jeu d'enfants
[DVD] / Racine, Brigitte -- Laprairie, QC: Educoeur, 2004.
Ce document vous propose d'encadrer et discipliner les enfants et les adolescents en remplaçant les punitions et les récompenses par des moyens visant à les rendre responsables, libres et heureux.
FAM HQ 770.4 .R32 2004

Enfants-rois, plus jamais ça / Olivier, Christiane -- Paris: Albin Michel, 2002.
En passant en revue de nombreuses situations quotidiennes de la petite enfance à l’adolescence, cette livre souligne ainsi l’indispensable fermeté nécessaire avec les enfants petits. C’est entre deux et quatre ans qu’ils acquièrent le respect de l’autorité et apprennent à accepter les contraintes et peuvent s’habituer à la discipline.
FAM HQ 769 .O44 2002

The explosive child: a new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children / Greene, Ross W. -- New York: HarperCollins, 2014.
Now updated with the latest developments in this field, this guide for parents of easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children lays out a practical approach to helping children at home and school, and shows parents how to handle their child's difficulties competently and with compassion.
FAM HQ 773 .G73 2014

Gérer un enfant difficile au quotidien / Canonge, Deanna -- Paris: Solar, 2006.
Les parents sont de plus en plus souvent confrontés à des comportements difficiles de la part de leurs enfants. Que ces comportements participent d'une crise passagère ou qu'ils s'inscrivent dans le cadre d'un trouble plus établi, le désarroi des parents est souvent le même. Cette livre répond aux questions que vous vous posez pour accompagner ces comportements au mieux de l'intérêt de l'enfant et de toute la famille.
FAM HQ 773 .C36 2006

Helping your angry teen: how to reduce anger and build connection using mindfulness and positive psychology / Abblett, Mitch R. -- Oakville, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2017.
Written by a psychologist and teen expert, this book offers techniques based in mindfulness, compassion, and positive psychology to help face the challenges that parenting an angry teen presents.  Discover the clinical and psychological underlying conditions that can contribute to teen anger, skills for improving communication, and mindfulness tips for staying calm.
FAM BF 575 .A5 A22 2017

More 1-2-3 magic: encouraging good behavior, independence and self-esteem [DVD] / Phelan, Thomas W. -- Glen Ellyn, IL: Child Management Inc. 2004.
This book will give tips to parents on how to get kids to do the good things they want them to do, such as: getting up and out in the morning, eating, going to bed and picking up after themselves. Also discussed are practical strategies for encouraging children to become independent and develop healthy self-esteem.
FAM HQ 770.4 .P45 2004 DVD

Parenting the strong-willed child: the clinically proven five-week program for parents of two- to six- year-olds / Forehand, Rex; Long, Nicholas. -- New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010.
Presents a five-week program for improving your child's behavior that gives you the tools you need to successfully manage your child's behavior, offering specific factors which cause or contribute to disruptive behavior; ways to develop a positive atmosphere in your family and home; and, strategies for managing specific behavior problems.
FAM HQ 773 .F67 2010

Positive discipline: what it is and how to do it / Durrant, Joan E. -- Bangkok, Thailand: Save the Children Sweden, 2007.
This book sets out 4 clear principles of positive discipline. Parents will learn how to: 1) set goals, 2) create a positive home climate, 3) understand how children think and feel, and 4) problem solve in challenging situations. Parents will practice their skills with hands-on exercises.
FAM HQ 770.4 .D87 2007 

Skills training for children with behavior problems: a parent and practitioner guidebook / Bloomquist, Michael L. -- New York: The Guilford Press, 2005.
This guide addresses a broader array of behavior and adjustment difficulties and has been rewritten to be even more user-friendly. A wealth of practical tools are provided to build self-control in struggling children and teens; get social, emotional, and academic development back on track; and reduce
family stress.
FAM HQ 773 .B59 2006

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Web Sites

Parent Resource Centre, Ottawa / Centre de ressources pour parents

Soins de nos enfants – Société canadienne de pédiatrie / Caring for Kids – Canadian Paediatric Society

Baby Centre

Parenting – Medline Plus from the US National Library of Medicine

Kids Health – for Parents, Teens and Kids from the Nemours Foundation

About Kids Health – from the Hospital for Sick Children (available in various languages)

Healthy Children – From the American Academy of Pediatrics

Making plans: A guide to parenting arrangements after separation or divorce - Department of Justice, Government of Canada / Faire des plans - Guide sur les arrangements parentaux après la séparation ou le divorce - Ministère de la Justice, Gouvernement du Canada

Effective Parenting and Disciplining Children - Health Link BC

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Local Contact

Parent Resource Centre
300 Goulburn Private
Ottawa, ON K1N 1C9

This guide provides medical material for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your physician. The information may not always apply to your individual situation.

The guide represents material available in the Family Resource Library collection at CHEO. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Your local public library may also be able to provide valuable information.

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Last Updated : May 2018
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