On Becoming Childwise: Parenting Your Child from Three to Seven Years

On Becoming Childwise: Parenting Your Child from Three to Seven Years

by Gary Ezzo, Robert Buckham


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As a child moves beyond the toddler years, new challenges arise for parents. Be prepared for this exciting stage with fifteen "Childwise" principles for training children ages 3-7 in happy and responsible living. You became a parent overnight..... but it takes much longer to become Childwise. Just when you master the baby stage, greater challenges arise. Intellect, self-awareness, curiosity, and social roles are emerging-- requiring consistent caring guidance from you.

Equip yourself with more than fifteen Childwise Principles for training kids in the art of living happily among friends and family. Foster the safe, secure growth of your child's self-concept and world view. Nurture your little one's uniqueness while setting loving boundaries on his or her world. And sow seeds for a rich harvest in the ten years ahead.

On Becoming Childwise shows you how to raise emotionally balanced, intellectually assertive, and morally sensible children. It's the essential guidebook for the adventurous years from toddler to grader schooler!

From the Author

This is an exciting period of growth and development for children, and a time when parental training and encouragement are major players in the child's developing world. These preschool and early school years awaken within a child a sense of fearful adventure in an ever-expanding world outside the confines of mom and dad.

It is an exciting and, yes, challenging growth period. A time when your child's intellect develops sufficiently to allow purposeful interaction with adults and other children. As that interaction begins, your child starts to process experiences and sensation from his deepening relationships that direct the way he interprets life. As your child's world unfolds, new and broader expectations are realized. Now he is confronted with role functions, norms, and expected standards of conduct which sometimes conflict with each other as well as with his own self-centered perceptions.

Children of this age not only begin to perceive how and where they fin into the larger social picture, but they also develop a life and worldview perception of where everyone else in their mental neighborhood belongs-- mom and add, little Kyle next door, and the mechanic down the street.

Our goal is to help you get started and sustain your course of action with confidence. We want to give you a renewed sense of purpose in your parentings. Come enjoy our 15 Childwise principles!!

Stage One: Birth to 5 months-- On Becoming Babywise

Stage Two: 5 to 12 months -- On Becoming Babywise 11

Stage Three: 12 - 18 months -- On Becoming Pretoddlerwise

Stage Four: 18 - 36 months -- On Becoming Toddlerwise

Stage Five: 36 months - 84 months -- On Becoming Childwise

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780971453234
Publisher: Parent-Wise Solutions, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 261
Sales rank: 597,988
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D., F.A.A.P. is the founder and director of Cornerstone Pediatrics in Louisville, Colorado where he resides with his wife, Gayle, and their four sons. He has served thousands of parents in Colorado for the last 26 years as their Pediatrician. With a targeted interest in preterm and high-risk newborns, Dr. Bucknam's opinions are highly respected within the pediatric community; He has expanded his practice into multiple hospitals in the area where he works closely with 37 licensed Pediatricians. Dr. Bucknam's work on Parent Directed Feeding is being utilized by 6 million parents worldwide in 16 languages. Stay connected to his further findings on Twitter @_wisebooks and online at babywisebooks.com

Table of Contents

Summary of Childwise Principles12
Section 1Creating the Right Environment
Chapter 1Overcoming Fear17
Chapter 2Keep First Things First35
Chapter 3Who's Running the Show?45
Section 2Character
Chapter 4The First Principle63
Chapter 5Without This, Character Is Not Taught75
Chapter 6Making the First Principle Work89
Section 3Discipline
Chapter 7At the Heart of Discipline113
Chapter 8Five Laws of Correction129
Chapter 9The Best Form of Correction--Prevention149
Chapter 10Transferring Ownership of Behavior to Children173
Chapter 11Encouragement and Correction: One Coin, Two Sides199
Chapter 12Common Discipline Issues223
Chapter 13Some Nifty Things237

What People are Saying About This

Dr. Robert P. Turner

On Becoming Childwise is one of the few books available today for clear and effective parenting. As a parent and child neurologist, and often as a counselor, I daily use the information in this book. I heartily recommend it. --Dr. Robert P. Turner, M.D., Pediatric Neurologist, South Carolina

Dr. James M. Pearson

In my practice, I see many parents who are struggling with how to raise moral children in an immoral society. On Becoming Childwise is one of the most practical, helpful resources available to parents for child training and character development. --Dr. James M. Pearson, M.D., Pediatrician, Johnson City, TN

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